Undergraduate Admission

Our Admission Counselors

Learn more about our counselors, their regions, and their favorite things about Boston. First-year, transfer, and international students are welcome to contact the counselor assigned to their region for advice on applying to Emerson.

Emerson shield logo Christopher Wright
Interim Director
"My favorite thing about Boston is that it has very distinct communities. You can walk a short distance and find yourself in a different microcosm of the city. Because of this, each community has its own flavor and you truly get to sample the inclusiveness that the city has to offer."
christopher_wright@emerson.edu

Camille Bouknight
Senior Assistant Director
Region: MA (Norfolk and Bristol Counties, Cape and Islands), ​NJ (Essex, Southern Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties ), ​NY (New York City), RI
International: Asia (except for China & Hong Kong)
"My favorite things about Boston are the vast array of food options and the close proximity to so many other cities!"
camille_bouknight@emerson.edu

Emerson shield logo Shanae Burch
Admission Counselor
AL, AR, CT (Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, New London, and Windham Counties; City of Waterbury), GA, KY, LA, MA (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, Essex, Worcester, and Northwest Middlesex Counties), MI, MS, NC, SC, TN
"Forbes rates Boston as the third fittest city in America. Running along the Charles River has become one of my favorite things to do, and runners across the globe dream of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You don’t have to look hard to find free or inexpensive ways to get fit in this city. There are too many yoga, Zumba, Crossfit, and bootcamp classes or meetups to count!"
Shanae_Burch@emerson.edu
Chris Grant Christopher Grant
Senior Assistant Director
Region: CT (New Haven, Middlesex, and Fairfield Counties-except the city of Waterbury), DE, MA (Boston, Cambridge, and Plymouth County), MD, VA, WV
International: Caribbean, Central & South America
"I love the variety of restaurants that can be found in a five mile radius of Emerson, the many small shops and cafés that still exist in Cambridge, and, of course, Fenway Park (or Pahk)...the place to express your unhealthy relationship with the Red Sox."
Christopher_Grant@emerson.edu
MJ Halberstadt MJ Halberstadt
Assistant Director
Region: AK, CA (Northern, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Central Coast), HI, ME, NY (Long Island), OR, VT, WA
International: China, Hong Kong
“Boston boasts an incredibly active and dynamic theatre community with dozens of very diverse and accessible companies and organizations. I love having so many options of what to see each week! Whenever I read the bio of Emerson students or alumni in a theatre program, I know that they're making their mark.”
MJ_Halberstadt@emerson.edu
Emerson shield logo Jason Laperriere
Associate Director
Region: CA (Southern and Central Valley) 
International: Europe, Turkey
"Boston is such an eclectic city where there is literally something for everyone!  You might find me satisfying my inner science nerd at the Boston Museum of Science or eating my way through all of the amazing Italian restaurants in the North End.  Plus, it's easy to take advantage of Boston’s great public transit system, the "T," to get everywhere!”
jason_laperriere@emerson.edu
Paul Mills Paul Mills
Senior Associate Director
Region: IA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NY (Westchester and Rockland County), SD, UT, WI, WY
International: Australia, New Zealand
“My favorite thing to do is see a show right here in the Theater District.”
Paul_Mills@emerson.edu
Doug Nevins Doug Nevins
Assistant Director
AZ, CO, MA (Suburbs West of Boston; Greater Lowell, Concord, Wellesley, Milton, Lexington, and Waltham), NH, NY (All regions except Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties), NV
International: Africa, Middle East
“As a frequent coffee drinker and fan of affordable food options, I love the high density of cafes and small independent restaurants near Emerson, in Chinatown, and in Cambridge and Somerville.”
Douglas_Nevins@emerson.edu
Lisa Yaeger Lisa Yaeger
Assistant Director
Region: FL, MA (Essex County), NJ (All except Essex, Southern Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties)
International: Canada, US Territories: Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Department of Defense Schools
"My family loves history and art, so a fun day for us is museum hopping! We especially love the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts."
Lisa_Yaeger@emerson.edu
Emerson shield logo Admission Counselor
Region: IN, MI, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX
admission@emerson.edu