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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 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday - Friday. We are here to help!

Molly Westfall

Molly Westfall

Admissions Manager

(203) 576-4467
mwestfal@bridgeport.edu


I graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelors in Marketing. As a first generation college student, I strongly believe students can use their education as a launching pad to achieve personal and professional goals and I’ve found purpose in assisting students and their families through the college admissions process. When I am not at the University of Bridgeport, you can find me teaching competitive dance classes or visiting my family in Florida.

Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Movie: Mary Poppins
Favorite Book: The Silent Patient
Favorite Food: Macaroni and cheese
Three Words to Describe Me: Loyal, empathetic, funny

Abigail Hancock

Abigail Hancock

Admissions Officer

(203) 576-4932
abhancoc@bridgeport.edu


I graduated with my Bachelors from Merrimack College and then with my Masters from Central Connecticut State University. I was very involved as an undergraduate student and this lead me to a career in Higher Education. I am a First Generation college student so I knew from the beginning of my academic career that I wanted to work with college students so they have the best experience that they can. I love watching movies, being with friends and family and going to NYC to see a Broadway show.

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Book: Little Women
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I collect DVD’s. I have over 250 in my collection!
Three Words to Describe Me: Happy, caring, dedicated

Sabrina Maldonado

Sabrina Maldonado

Admissions Officer

(203) 576-4886
samaldon@bridgeport.edu


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

Ana Vasquez

Ana Vasquez

Admissions Officer

(203) 576-4859
anvasque@bridgeport.edu


My educational background is in International Affairs and I have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in this discipline. I spent a few years working in international organizations and with victims of sexual violence before I decided to make a switch to Higher Education. As a former International student and Admissions Student worker, I always loved being involved on campus and working with prospective and first year students helping them navigate their first year. During my free time, I enjoy reading books and spending time with my family and two dogs!

Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Favorite Food: Pasta
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I am a big hockey fan!
Three Words to Describe Me: Passionate, empathetic, organized

Maria Volonte

Maria Volonte

Admissions Officer

(203) 576-4945
mvolonte@bridgeport.edu


I am a 2020 graduate of WCSU with a major in Anthropology. I spent my senior year studying student dynamics in the classroom, focusing on how behavior changes based on a multitude of factors. During that time, I cultivated a passion for impacting student life and learned the value of being an active force on campus. Those experiences, tied in with my immigrant background, led me to seek out a spot on the UB admissions team. I am excited to connect with students and help them reach their goals! On my days off, I am most likely baking, rollerskating or listening to an endless amount of podcasts.

Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite Book: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Favorite Food: Steak & potatoes
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay so I speak two languages
Three Words to Describe Me: Independent, honest, innovative

Dorothy Classen

Dorothy Classen

International Admissions Officer

(203) 576-4554
dclassen@bridgeport.edu


I graduated from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in 2012 with a BFA in Photography. In 2013, my art connections brought me to St. Thomas More School, a small boarding school in eastern CT where I started as a yearbook advisor and tutor among several other responsibilities. I found a new passion working with the international students at STM and was promoted to Director of International Students in 2017. I love to travel and learn about other cultures, customs and languages and I am SO excited to link all of my passions together here with the rest of my awesome New UB Admissions crew! 
In my free time, I teach (virtual) dance fitness classes: MixxedFit® and Zumba®! I like to read, but tend to watch a lot of movies. And I am close with my friends and family; we hike, love the beach or any body of water really, and just being together. ❤  

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Book: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi and also George RR Martin’s series “A Song of Ice and Fire”
Favorite Food: Almost any unhealthy carb… I will never say no especially to chips or fries!
Something You Don’t Know About Me: I am simultaneously a travel addict and “homebody.” I have been very fortunate with many travel opportunities across almost every continent, but find it extremely important to balance my travels with time at home in the company of my friends, family and cat!
Three Words to Describe Me: Friendly, caring, open

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