Meet the Office of Admission
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Alma Mater & Major: Bloomfield College 13' & Psychology
High School: San Pasqual High School
Works with: NJ Undergraduate students (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Mercer, and Middlesex)
Fun fact you should know: Yes, I am from Southern California. Yes, I do surf. Yes, "dude" is in my vocabulary. And yes, Mexican food is a staple in my diet. OR I am #3 on the all-time career hit list for BC's softball program.
I just love: the Yankees. Originally being from San Diego I was a Padres fan by default. I am not sure if anyone else is aware of this, but San Diego professional sports are cursed! Anyway, in 1998 the Yankees creamed the Padres 4 games to 0 in the World Series. That was the last time little Ashton was going to have her heart broken by the Padres. I suppose it is acceptable to be a traitor when you are 7 years old.
Favorite Quote: "Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before."- Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The cultural diversity! You cannot go anywhere in the state without meeting someone from a different background, eat a dish from a different country, or experience something that will change the way you look at the world around you. You just have to open your eyes!
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College: Being a part of something bigger than yourself. Get involved in any way you can. It is an awesome experience being a part of a team or club, you'll make friends, network, and gain experiences you will remember for the rest of your life!
Favorite spot on campus: Library, I absolutely lived there when I was a student at BC. Does this make me a nerd?
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: I wouldn't say there is one specific thing that someone has said directly about Bloomfield in particular. But something that has always stuck out to me was when the Athletic Director told my father, "If she doesn't have anywhere to go for the holidays, she is always more than welcome to come over and be a part of my family." As a kid, 3,000 miles from home, this really struck me and ultimately let my father finally relax about sending his little girl across the county for college. I think this exemplifies what is at the core of BC: being a part of a family.
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield: After working with prospective students to get their applications together, finally meeting them in person when they visit the campus or register for classes.
Hometown: Bridgeton, NJ
Alma Mater & Major: Albright College, Communications and Sociology
High School: Cumberland Regional HS
Works with: Out of state freshmen, Hudson County freshmen and transfers, and the occasional trip “home” to Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties
Fun fact you should know: I was freckle-less for the first 9 years of my life, and they make half of a heart on my right cheek
I just love: Backstreet Boys and hippos!!!
Favorite Quote: “What if Michael Jordan had quit? He would have never made Space Jam, and I love Space Jam!” – Kid President
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Hmmmmm that’s a tough one. It’s a tie between Strathmere Beach and when Bruce Springsteen sings ‘Jersey Girl’
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College: Getting involved and having the chance to be a leader
Favorite spot on campus: 1 Park Place (Admission Office)
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: “This is a family that just keeps growing.”
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield: Definitely meeting staff around campus and having them say that they have heard great things about me. It’s always nice to know that your hard work is being seen, even by people who haven’t met you yet.
Hometown: Myriad of places, Newark, East Orange, Fairfield (California) and Florence, SC. But I am most at home wherever my family is.
Alma Mater & Major: Rutgers Newark- Global Affairs, Political Science and Anthropology- Still writing my doctoral dissertation for Seton Hall University.
High School: Fairfield HS (California) and Clifford J Scott HS in East Orange
Works with:International Students in both F and J status.
Fun fact you should know: I have seen every episode of Law & Order and the Golden Girls. I considered going to cooking school but changed my mind.
I just love: Reading, cooking, up-cycling furniture and foreign films.
Favorite Quote: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people- Eleanor Roosevelt.
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The only pumps I need to worry about are the ones in my closet and not the ones at the gas station. Jersey girls DON'T pump gas!
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College: Students should look to go abroad for a semester or two. Speak to your advisor and SFS to see how easy it is to fit this within your budget.
Favorite spot on campus: The Admission Office (I really cant find anything else)
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: It is the only local campus that looks like a college (Said by Director of RU-Newark Admissions to me and Jorge)
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield: Graduation 2014 the Admissions Office held a luncheon for the graduating international students and it was nice to see my students relaxed and enjoying themselves.
Hometown: West New York
Alma Mater & Major: NJCU Business Administration/Marketing
High School: North Bergen High School
Works with: Adult/Transfer Students
Fun fact you should know:
I just love: Chocolate
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Close proximity to NYC
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College: Internships
Favorite spot on campus: Library
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: How helpful our professors are.
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield: Getting a call from an adult student that graduated with high honors!
Hometown:Staten Island, New York?
Alma Mater & Major:
Bachelors: Seton Hall-Criminal Justice w/ minors in Psychology and Political Science Masters: College of St. Elizabeth-Justice Administration and Public Service
High School:Curtis High School
Fun fact you should know:I sporadically break out in song and dance.
I just love:My goddaughters :)
Favorite Quote:"Education is the movement from darkness to light." Allan Bloom
Favorite thing about New Jersey: The Shore! And they pump your own gas for you!
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College:The Hypnotist event during the Overnights
Favorite spot on campus:The new Franklin Res Hall
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: That we are mad chill!
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield?:?Having a mother come up to me at graduation and start to cry thanking me because I was there to accept her son and start him on his journey and I was able to be there to see him finish it.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Alma Mater & Major: Bloomfield College, Music Technology
High School: Teachers Preparatory High School
Works with: Prospective EOF and incoming freshman students
Fun fact you should know: I am originally from Guyana located in South America. I came to at the age 10.
I just love: Listening to Music.
Favorite Quote: The first step to success in life is the opportunity
Favorite thing about New Jersey: Everyone is very friendly.
The one experience students shouldn't miss at Bloomfield College: Being apart of the various student organization allows you to enjoy the full college experience.
Favorite spot on campus: The Quad
The "coolest" thing I've heard someone say about Bloomfield: Bloomfield College is like my home away from home.
My "warm & fuzzy" moment since working at Bloomfield: Seeing students that I assisted during their application process on campus.