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Nevada High Schools

Clark County & Las Vegas Metro Admission Counselors

Heather Chrisman

Heather Chrisman

Associate Director of 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.edu; 702-774-2945

Territories: Bishop Gorman High School

Natalie Alvizo

Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

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

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Stephanie Garibay

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

What I like best about UNLV: I love how diverse UNLV is. It creates an environment where students can interact with other students of different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

Contact: stephanie.garibay@unlv.edu; 702-895-4761

Territories: Coral Academy, Desert Oasis High School, Eldorado High School, Green Valley High School, Liberty High School, Nevada Virtual Academy, Odyssey Charter, Palo Verde High School, Rancho High School, Silverado High School, West Tech Career and Technical Academy, Western High School

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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, Cristo Rey, Democracy Prep, Desert Rose High School, Durango High School, Explore Knowledge Academy, Nevada Homeschools, Nevada Learning Academy, Shadow Ridge High School, Somerset Losee, Somerset Sky Pointe, Spring Valley High School, Trinity International Schools, West Prep, all Clark County high schools not listed

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Kevin Crawford

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

What I like best about UNLV: The people! It is very special to be able to interact with such a diverse collection of individuals... and so many people here are kind, positive, and friendly!

Contact: kevin.crawford@unlv.edu; 702-774-2952

Territories: Adelson Educational Campus,Advanced Technologies Academy, American Heritage Academy, Amplus Academy, Boulder City High School, Calvary Chapel Green Valley, Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, College of Southern Nevada High School East, College of Southern Nevada High School South, College of Southern Nevada High School West, Faith Lutheran High School,Founders Academy, Green Valley Christian, Lake Mead Christian Academy, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Meadows School,Mountain View Christian School, Nevada State High School, Pahrump High School, Sierra Vista High School, Word of Life Christian Academy

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Alex Petrolia

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Henderson, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The amount of pride that comes with being a Rebel. The sense of community we have on campus that further extends into our city. Most importantly, I love how passionate the faculty and staff are about supporting and developing each individual and their own unique dream. GO REBS!

Contact: alex.petrolia@unlv.edu; 702-895-0882

Territories: Foothill High School

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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: Northwest Career and Technical Academy

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Woody Hoshibata

Admission Counselor

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.edu; 702-895-5866

Territories: Ed W. Clark High School

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Laura Hermann

Admission Counselor

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV is a university committed to its city. I love that our student body reflects Nevada's diversity, culture, and energy.

Contact: laura.hermann@unlv.edu; 702-895-5867

Territories: Coronado High School, East Career and Technical Academy, Southeast Career and Technical Academy, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Jason DeMaria

Jason DeMaria

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

What I like best about UNLV: The location of UNLV allows every student to have amazing opportunities when it comes to networking with professionals in every field of study!

Contact: jason.demaria@unlv.edu; 702-774-2940

Territories: Cimarron High School, Desert Pines High School, Las Vegas High School, Legacy High School, Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada

Rural & Northern Nevada Admission Counselors

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

Territories: Indian Springs High School, Moapa Valley High School, Sandy Valley High School, Virgin Valley High School

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Kevin Crawford

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

What I like best about UNLV: The people! It is very special to be able to interact with such a diverse collection of individuals... and so many people here are kind, positive, and friendly!

Contact: kevin.crawford@unlv.edu; 702-774-2952

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, Lincoln 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 Northern/Rural Nevada High Schools

Non-Nevada High Schools

Out of State Admission Counselors

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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 (Greater LA, Inland Empire & Northern), Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming

Alex Petrolia

Alex Petrolia

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Henderson, NV

What I like best about UNLV: The amount of pride that comes with being a Rebel. The sense of community we have on campus that further extends into our city. Most importantly, I love how passionate the faculty and staff are about supporting and developing each individual and their own unique dream. GO REBS!

Contact: alex.petrolia@unlv.edu; 702-895-0882

Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Military (AA, AE, AP), Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas (excluding Dallas & Houston), US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Woody Hoshibata

Woody Hoshibata

Admission Counselor

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.edu; 702-895-5866

Territories: American Somoa, Arizona, California (OC and Greater San Diego), Guam, Hawaii, Northern Marianas Islands, Texas (Dallas & Houston)

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

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: Nevada Transfers

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Laura Georgiana Jule

Transfer Admission Counselor 

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania

What I like best about UNLV: My journey with UNLV began 14 years ago, when I joined Admissions in a small office, where part of the process was manual. I became part of the growing UNLV community and fell in love with its innovative changes. I am proud to be a member of such a different, daring and diverse institution focused on promoting higher education and on helping its students achieve it.

Contact: laura.jule@unlv.edu; 702-895-4964

Territories: Out of State Transfers

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Natalie Alvizo

Admission Counselor

Hometown: Toppenish, Washington

What I like best about UNLV: Being part of the Rebel Family! You can really feel the sense of community and pride across campus. Students also have the opportunity to make an impact in the community while creating lasting relationships with faculty and fellow students at the most diverse institution in the nation.

Contact: natalie.alvizo@unlv.edu; 702-895-2366

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

Early Outreach

Early Outreach Counselors

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Devan Harris

Early Outreach Coordinator

Hometown: Highland, CA

What I like best about UNLV: The diversity of students and staff. I also love how UNLV continues to expand as the city continues to grow offering countless opportunities for students during their educational journey at UNLV and beyond!

Contact: devan.harris@unlv.edu; 702-895-1812

Territories: Kindergarten-10th grade inquiries

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Laura Hermann

Early Outreach Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What I like best about UNLV: UNLV is a university committed to its city. I love that our student body reflects Nevada's diversity, culture, and energy.

Contact: laura.hermann@unlv.edu; 702-895-5867

Territories: Kindergarten-10th grade inquiries