Meet Your Admissions Rep

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Sarah Freed

Assistant Vice President of Admissions 


Alma mater: The University of Scranton and Adelphi University


Favorite West Chester spot: Everhart Park


Favorite TV show: Will & Grace


Hobby: yoga


WCU in one word: incomparable 

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Erica Matt

Executive Director of Admissions

Territory: all other states

Alma mater: Smith College and University of Delaware

Favorite West Chester spot: Saxby's

Favorite TV show: Love Is Blind

WCU in one word: golden

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Emily Alston

Assistant Director of Admissions


Territory: Montgomery County, PA

Alma mater: William Paterson University of New Jersey

Favorite West Chester spot: Saxby's

Hobby: needlepoint

WCU in one word: spirited

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Stephen Castaneda

Assistant Director of Admissions


Territory: New York

Alma mater: Smith College and the University of Pennsylvania

Favorite West Chester spot: WCU Campus Store

Favorite TV show: This Is Us, Game of Thrones

Hobbies: museums, going to the beach, visiting tourist sites

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Lauren Lang

Deputy Director of Admissions


Territory: Chester County, PA

Alma mater: Mount St. Mary's University

Favorite West Chester spot: Iron Hill Brewery - the have the best sweet potato fries!

Hobbies: spending time with my husband and two children, running

Favorite book: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Juwan Montalvo

Assistant Director of Admissions


Territory: Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; and Delaware

Alma mater: University of Delaware

Favorite West Chester spot: Barnaby's

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies: anime, graphic design, and making playlists

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Catherine Oberholtzer

Deputy Director of Admissions


Territory: Delaware County Community College

Alma mater: East Stroudsburg University and Chestnut Hill College

Favorite West Chester spot: St. Agnes, Kooma, and Gemelli

Favorite book: Outlander

WCU in one word: community

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Sarah Smith

Associate Director of Admissions and Special Events


Territory: Bucks County, PA; Delaware County, PA

Alma mater: Lebanon Valley College

Favorite West Chester spot: Saxby's and Limoncello

Hobbies: Reading, shopping, and spoiling my dog

WCU in one word: supportive

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Najla Whitehead

Associate Director of Diversity Recruitment


Territory: California, Ohio, Florida

Alma mater: University of Delaware

Favorite West Chester spot: the Ram statue

Hobbies: reading fanfiction and watching anime

WCU in one word: welcoming

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