Meet the Admissions Team

Meet the Admissions Team

Welcome to the Office of Admissions!  If you are interested in contacting one of our admissions representatives, please contact us at admissions@jjay.cuny.edu, text us at 929.229.1476 .  Click on the list below to learn more about our Undergraduate Admissions team:

Vincent M. Papandrea (Director)

Title: Director of Admissions

Emailvpapandrea@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A. - Oneonta, SUNY, M.S ED., Higher Education Administration - Baruch College, CUNY 

Number of years working in Higher Education: 16+ years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: Helping students committed to justice, looking to make a difference in the world, gain access to higher education and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Jenise Reyes (Associate Director)

Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: jreyes@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: New York

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., History and Political Science - Stony Brook University, SUNY, M.A., Latin American and Caribbean Studies, - University at Albany, SUNY

Number of years working in Higher Education: Lots

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I love working with students and ensuring that everyone has access to higher education. Go Bloodhounds!

Kevin Dougherty (Assistant Director of Admissions)

Title: Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: kdougherty@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Suffolk County, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., History - Stony Brook University, SUNY, M.S ED. - Dowling College

Number of years working in Higher Education: 10 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I love being able to help give students the opportunity to get a college education.

Sara Eletr (Admissions Counselor)

Title : Admissions Counselor

Email : seletr@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory : New York City

Hometown : Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended : B.A., Psychology - Brooklyn College, CUNY, M.P.A. candidate - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Number of years working in Higher Education : 9 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions : I have an opportunity to help empower students to look at a greater picture of what they can become here at John Jay College.

Tiffany Maura Correa (College Assistant)

Title: College Assistant

Email: tmauracorrea@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.S. candidate, Sociology - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I enjoy working at Admissions because every day is something new, and it makes my job interesting. Helping people is my number one passion, and the team just helps each other so much it's rare to see that elsewhere.

Kristal Singh (Admissions Counselor)

Title: Admissions Counselor

Email: ksingh@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory: Long Island, NY

Hometown: Queens, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.S., Airport Management - Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, M.S ED. candidate, Higher Education Administration - Baruch College, CUNY

Number of Years Working in Higher Education: 14 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I'm an advocate of higher education and there's no better way to promote college!

Chris Valentino (Assistant Director of Recruitment)

Title: Assistant Director of Recruitment

Email: Cvalentino@jjay.cuny.edu

Travel Territory: CT, MA, FL, CA, and every NY county outside of the five boroughs.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.A., Communications - Mount Saint Mary College

Number of years working in Higher Education: 14 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I have the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better, every single day.

Emily Ventura (College Assistant)

Title: College Assistant

Email: eventura@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: East Harlem, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: B.S. candidate, Human Services - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: As a student who transferred to and is currently attending John Jay, I love being able to help incoming students and guide them by using my personal experience and knowledge from my years at the school.

Michelle Wildman (College Office Assistant)

Title: College Office Assistant

Email: mwildman@jjay.cuny.edu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Degree(s) & Institution(s) Attended: New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Number of years working in Higher Education: 17 years

Why do you enjoy working in Admissions: I enjoy meeting people and I get to speak with a wide range of prospective students who are coming in has an undergrad to senior citizens. One of my favorite things about my job is that every day is filled with a lot of different kinds of activities and I utilize a wide variety of different skills.