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.

  • Christopher Wright

    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

    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

  • Shanae Burch

    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, MO, 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

  • Christopher Grant

    Christopher Grant

    Senior Assistant Director
    Region: CT (New Haven, Middlesex, and Fairfield Counties-except the city of Waterbury), DC, 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

  • Jason LaPerriere

    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)
    US Territories: Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Department of Defense Schools
    International: Canada
    "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

    Admission Counselor

    Region: IN, MI, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX
    admission@emerson.edu