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Meet Your Admissions Team

We are here to help you determine which program is right for you, as well as to help walk you through the application process. Feel free to contact us via phone or email or attend one of our on-campus events. The Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are preferred so that we can better serve you.

If you are a prospective international student, please contact the Office of International Admissions at international@bridgeport.edu.

Allison

Allison Garris

Dean of Admissions

  • Phone 203-576-4108
  • Email

Zeina

Zeina Riachy

Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Phone 203-576-4543
  • Email

I graduated from Universit√© Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ) with a bachelor’s degree in translation and a master’s in translation, with a focus on banking and business translation. I also earned a teaching diploma in living languages. I’m passionate about working in Graduate Admissions since I get to play a role in helping students take a step towards their future.

In my free time, I enjoy socializing, spending time with family and friends and swimming.

Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: Can’t decide on one. The list is long!
Favorite Book: Oscar et la dame rose
Favorite Food: Tabbouleh
Best Part About My Job: Helping the students achieve their academic and career goals
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I speak 6 languages
Three Words to Describe Me: Hardworking, friendly, helpful


Jacob Knox

Jacob Knox

Assistant Director of Admissions

  • Phone 203-576-4147
  • Email

Through my education, I have background in politics, French, and teaching. I truly believe that education empowers people, and I enjoy helping students obtain their professional goals.

In my free time, I like to cook, go on hikes, and root for the Patriots.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Book: The Plague by Albert Camus
Favorite Food: Steak
Best Part About My Job: Meeting new people and helping them achieve their goals
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I have owned 2 English mastiffs
Three Words to Describe Me: Kind, loyal, diligent


Marquitta

Marquitta Preston

Transfer Admissions Officer

  • Phone 203-576-4812
  • Email

I graduated from Albertus Magnus College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and currently pursuing my MBA. I enjoy working with students to help them achieve their educational goals. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and listening to music.

Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Movie: The Color Purple & Forrest Gump
Favorite Book: Anything written by Maya Angelou
Favorite Food: Tacos
Something you didn’t know about me: I am a very down to earth person that loves to dance and have a good time.
Three words to describe me: Funny, loyal, resilient


Lexi

Alexandra ("Lexi") Bucci

Transfer Admissions Officer

  • Phone 203-576-4018
  • Email

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with my bachelor's in business administration with a concentration in marketing and minor in event management. While earning my Master of Business Administration from SCSU, I worked in the Office of Student Involvement which grew my passion for higher education and student success. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and going to concerts.

Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Movie: Too many to list but I love a good reality TV show
Favorite Food: Sushi or anything buffalo chicken
Best Part About My Job: Building relationships with students and reassuring them that it's okay to change their personal and professional goals.
Something You Don't Know About Me: I'm a Virgo
Three Words to Describe Me: Loyal, positive, caring


Emily

Emily Byron

Admissions Advisor

  • Phone 203-576-4945
  • Email

I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with bachelor’s degrees in both Elementary Education and Spanish. I also have a master's degree in Educational Technology from the University of Saint Joseph. Before working at UB, I was a third grade teacher for 10 years. I consider myself a life-long learner and am passionate about helping others achieve their educational and professional goals. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, live music, and watching hockey (go Rangers!).

Favorite Color: Mint green and gold.
Favorite Movie: All of the Harry Potter movies. I’m also a big fan of the TV shows Gilmore Girls and Ted Lasso.
Favorite Book: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Favorite Food: Nachos or pasta.
Best Part About My Job: Assisting students in furthering their education and reaching their goals.
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I was a competitive Irish dancer as a child.
Three Words to Describe Me: Reliable, patient, funny.

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