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Meet Your Admissions Team

Our undergraduate admissions team is available to help you with your application, program insights, scheduling a visit, and financial aid. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are here to help!

Allison Garris

Allison Garris

Dean of Admissions


Lupita Barajas

Lupita Barajas

Admissions Officer

I'm a 2021 SCSU graduate with a bachelor’s in English and minors in film studies and transdisciplinary honors. I spent my senior year writing (and drawing) my Honors Thesis which was part comic, part analytical essay that discussed the intersections of privilege in the Mexican American experience. During my time in undergrad, I was very active in various student organizations and was also a Student Ambassador for my school's Undergraduate Admissions office. It was there where I developed an appreciation for higher education, especially for the enrollment process, and made me want to pursue a career in admissions. As a first-generation college student myself, I want to help prospective students and their families through the admissions process and help them succeed.

In my free time, I like to make comic strips, watch movies with friends, and spend time with family.

Favorite Color: Moss Green
Favorite Movie: Kiki's Delivery Service (although there's many on my list!)
Favorite Book: I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
Favorite Food: Enchiladas Verdes
Three Words to Describe Me: Ambitious, empathetic, honest


Sabrina Maldonado

Sabrina Maldonado

Admissions Officer

My name is Sabrina Maldonado and I just recently completed my master’s degree in spring 2020 at Central CT State University. My field of study was counseling with a specialization in student development in higher education. While in college I was a student leader and gained a passion for being a mentor and helping guide students in the right direction. I have always valued education, and find it so important for higher education professionals to be a support for students in reaching their academic goals. Lastly, in my free time I love to spend quality time with friends and family; I am a very family oriented person.

Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite Book: The After Series
Favorite Food: Baked Mac & Cheese
Three Words to Describe Me: Friendly, bubbly/extroverted, and open-minded


Kimberly Rose

Kimberly Rose

Admissions Officer

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Business Management along with a certification in Project Management from the University of Bridgeport. I earned an associate degree in business administration from Housatonic Community College. I’m passionate about assisting young people in finding their greatest path to success. I understand what it’s like to be hesitant about your educational journey, whether it’s curriculum or expense, and I want to help students make the best decision possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Favorite Color: These are not colors but shades, black and white
Favorite Movie: It varies but I never get tired of watching Sex in the City when it’s on.
Favorite Book: Soar! Build Your Vision from the Ground Up by TD Jakes
Favorite Food: If it’s good then it’s a favorite! I am a try everything at least once kind of girl.
Best Part About My Job: Helping the students realize that higher education is an option.
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I can adjust to any social situation, yet I am an introvert at heart.
Three Words to Describe Me: Hardworking, trustworthy, fair

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