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.

  • 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!”

  • Christopher Grant

    Christopher Grant

    Associate 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."

  • 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!"

  • Lisa Yaeger

    Lisa Yaeger

    Senior 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."

  • 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.”

  • Fransisco

    Francisco Hernandez

    Assistant Director
    Region: 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
    "My favorite thing about Boston is the history! Everywhere you look, you notice it. Whether it's in the architecture or the tours like the Freedom Trail. You can't help but feel like you are part of history when you are here."

  • Owen Grover

    Owen Grover

    Admission Counselor
    Region: 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), MO, MS, NC, SC, TN
    "I feel like I never have to leave Boston because of all that it has to offer. Whether I want to see championship sports teams, attend world-class theatre productions, or eat at top-tier restaurants, it’s all right here."

  • Jessica Schulman

    Jessica Schulman

    Admission Counselor
    Region: IN, MI, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX
    "I love how festive Boston is; there is always an event to look forward to in every season and month. Marathon Monday in April is exciting, the Head of the Charles Regatta in October is incredible, and the fireworks and Boston Pops concert on July 4th are spectacular."
  • Paul Mills

    Admission Counselor

    Region: IA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NY (Westchester and Rockland County), SD, UT, WI, WY
    International: Australia, New Zealand