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Nevada High Schools

Clark County & Las Vegas Metro Admissions Counselors

David Jackson

David Jackson

Assistant Director, In-State Recruitment

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: Its Top Tier degree offerings and strong sense of community in the most exciting city in the world!

Contact: david.jackson@unlv.edu; 702-774-2953

Territories:
Democracy Prep-Agassi, Las Vegas Academy, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Heather Chrisman

Heather Chrisman

Assistant Director, Out-of-State Recruitment

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunities that are provided to students to help them achieve their goals and the Rebel Pride felt across campus!

Contact: heather.chrisman@unlv.edu702-774-2945

Territories: Bishop Gorman High School

Woody Hoshibata

Woody Hoshibata

Admission Counselor/GEAR UP Ambassador

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunity to learn from scholars that shape us up to become professionals in our field of study.

Contact: woody.hoshibata@unlv.edu702-895-5867

Territories: Chaparral High School, Del Sol High School, Desert Pines High School, East Career and Technical Academy, Eldorado High School, Pahrump High School, Las Vegas High School, Southeast Career and Technical Academy, all Clark County Schools not listed

Layla Nix

Layla Nix

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The sense of community. There’s nothing like being a part of the Rebel Family!

Contact: layla.nix@unlv.edu; 702-774-2952

Territories:
Advanced Technologies Academy, Boulder City High School, Coronado High School, College of Southern Nevada High School-East, College of Southern Nevada High School-South, College of Southern Nevada High School-West, Lake Mead High School, Nevada State High School, Northwest Career and Technical Academy

Ryan Romero

Ryan Romero

Admission Counselor

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The amazing involvement and opportunities for students. I was able to do such things as Break A World Record, Promote HIV Awareness & Be Homecoming Royalty all because I was a proud undergraduate Rebel student.

Contact: ryan.romero@unlv.edu702-774-2950

Territories:
Arbor View High School, Beacon Academy, Bonanza High School, Calvary Chapel-Spring Valley, Desert Rose High School, Durango High School, Explore Knowledge Academy, Indian Springs High School, Laughlin High School, Legacy High School, Moapa Valley High School, Nevada Learning Academy, Sandy Valley High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Somerset Losee, Somerset Sky Pointe, Spring Valley High School, Trinity International Schools, Virgin Valley High School

Devan Sullivan

Devan Sullivan

Senior Admission Counselor

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

What I like best about UNLV: The sense of community. There’s nothing like being a part of the Rebel Family!

Contact: devan.sullivan@unlv.edu; 702-774-8004

Territories:
Adelson Educational Campus, Calvary Chapel Green Valley, Ed W. Clark High School, Faith Lutheran High School, Foothill High School, Green Valley High School, Liberty Baptist Academy, Meadows School, Palo Verde High School, West Career and Technical Academy

Izack Tenorio

Izack Tenorio

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: Students have the ability to help make their dreams come true in what they are passionate about - whether it is research, an academic area, leadership or a boost for their career. The opportunities for personal growth are amazing.

Contact: izack.tenorio@unlv.edu702-774-2939

Territories:
American Prep, Coral Academy, Desert Oasis High School, Liberty High School, Mountain View Christian School, Nevada Virtual Academy, Odyssey Charter School, Rancho High School, Sierra Vista High School, Silverado High School, West Prep Institute

Melissa Yzaguirre

Melissa Yzaguirre

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Delano, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The feeling that it is a community that looks after its own – one big Rebel Family!

Contact: melissa.yzaguirre@unlv.edu702-895-2366

Territories:
Basic High School, Canyon Springs High School, Centennial High School, Cheyenne High School, Cimarron Memorial High School, Equipo Academy, Global Community High School, Mojave High School, Sunrise Mountain High School, Valley High School, Veteran's Tribute Career & Technical Academy, Western High School

Rural & Northern Nevada Admissions Counselors

David Jackson

David Jackson

Assistant Director, In-State Recruitment

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: Its Top Tier degree offerings and strong sense of community in the most exciting city in the world!

Contact: david.jackson@unlv.edu; 702-774-2953

Territories:
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Carson High School, Damonte Ranch High School, Douglas High School, Earl Wooster High School, Edward C. Reed High School, Eureka High School, Fernley High School, Galena High School, Incline High School, Robert McQueen High School, North Valleys High School, Proctor Hug High School, Reno High School, Sage Ridge School, Spanish Springs High School, Sparks High School, Spring Creek High School, Truckee Meadows Community College High School, All non-Clark high schools not listed

Non-Nevada High Schools

Out of State Admissions Counselors

Heather Chrisman

Heather Chrisman

Assistant Director, Out-of-State Recruitment

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunities that are provided to students to help them achieve their goals and the Rebel Pride felt across campus!

Contact: heather.chrisman@unlv.edu702-774-2945

Territories:
American Samoa, Idaho, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Utah

Nikole Brooks

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Monrovia, CA

What I like best about UNLV: Students have the opportunity to build partnerships with renowned faculty members, establish lasting relationships with peers, and make an impact in the local community, all while receiving a quality education at one of the most diverse institutions in the country.

Contact: nikole.brooks@unlv.edu; 702-895-0882

Territories:
Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Manuel Duarte

Manuel Duarte

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

What I like best about UNLV: The overall diversity on campus, to know that I am working at an institution that prides itself on this diversity and really strives to maintain it makes me extremely appreciative to be a part of the Rebel community. In addition I really love the fact that the institution is student driven, really orienting its efforts around the experience of the student and creating the best possible environment for overall student success.

Contact: manuel.duarte@unlv.edu; 702-774-2937

Territories:
Arizona, California (OC and Greater San Diego), Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Military (AA, AE, AP), Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont

Shirley Huynh

Shirley Huynh

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The people and location! People are so friendly and willing to help. Also with UNLV being in a big city, after a late study night you can still go to 24-hour restaurant nearby to refuel.

Contact: internationaladmissions@unlv.edu; 702-774-8003

Territories: All undergraduate students needing an I-20 and an F-1 Visa to study at UNLV.

Kelsey Kaplan

Kelsey Kaplan

Senior Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The diversity and opportunities both on campus and within our community here in Las Vegas. Being on such a diverse campus there is always something to get involved with and you feel at home right away.

Contact: kelsey.kaplan@unlv.edu; 702-774-2911

Territories:
Alaska, California (Northern), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming

Seanay Singleton

Seanay Singleton

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What I like best about UNLV: I LOVE LOVE the diversity and endless opportunities both on and off campus.

Contact: seanay.singleton@unlv.edu; 702-561-4239

Territories: California (Inland Empire & Greater Los Angeles)

Wendell Staszkow

Wendell Staszkow

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: Getting to work with great students who are focused on having a positive academic and personal college experience.

Contact: wendell.staszkow@unlv.edu702-774-8028

Territories: Hawaii

Transfers

Transfer Counselors

Allison McSwain

Allison McSwain

Transfer Coordinator

Hometown: Blythewood, SC

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV and Las Vegas are home to people from all over the country and all over the world; there is no status quo! Especially coming from the Southeast, moving to Las Vegas and being so involved with UNLV (first as a student and then as a professional), has completely broadened my world.

Contact: allison.mcswain@unlv.edu; 702-895-4767

Territories: Transfers

Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma

Events and Tours Coordinator

Hometown: Fremont, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The youth of the institution means there is a lot of opportunity to create and build a long term tradition instead of resting upon the laurels of the past. Helping shape the future direction of UNLV, while taking full advantage of its diversity is something I look forward to achieve.

Contact: vishal.sharma@unlv.edu; 702-895-3688

Territories: Transfers

 

Early Outreach

Early Outreach Counselors

Sarah Dailey

Sarah Dailey

Interim Early Outreach & Student Development Specialist

Hometown: Zanesville, OH

What I like best about UNLV: I love seeing the passion our students have for their college experience.

Contact: sarah.dailey@unlv.edu; 702-895-5865

Woody Hoshibata

Woody Hoshibata

Admission Counselor/GEAR UP Ambassador

Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

What I like best about UNLV: The opportunity to learn from scholars that shape us up to become professionals in our field of study.

Contact: woody.hoshibata@unlv.edu702-895-5867