Admission Staff

Meet our friendly admission staff, ready to assist you on your path to find the right college. If you have questions about any part of the admissions process, from applying for financial and beyond, reach out to them. They’re waiting to hear from you!

Undergraduate Admission

Sarah Buckley

Sarah Barrett, SGS ’17
Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2441

  • Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
  • College: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BA English/Communications with a concentration in Journalism, MS Professional School Counseling
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: track season!
  • Favorite Team: New York Knicks and New England Patriots
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: in bed in my pj’s with a good book and hot tea
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: the people!

    Erin Menzer

Erin Menzer, RSC ’10, SGS ’19
Associate Director of Transfer and Graduate
Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-4565

  • Hometown: Guilderland, NY
  • College: Russell Sage College, Kaplan University, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Degrees: BS Business and Organizational Management, MBA, MS Organization Management
  • Travel Territory: Transfer Students
  • Favorite Team: New York Yankees
  • Favorite Food: mac and cheese
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: grammar mistakes
  • Favorite Color: purple
Julianna ReillyJulianna Reilly, SCA ’16
Associate Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-2447

  • Hometown: Rotterdam, NY
  • College: Sage College of Albany, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BS Law & Society – Psychology & Criminal Justice, MA Counseling & Community Psychology with Forensic Mental Health Certification (In Progress)
  • Travel Territory: Schenectady County, Western and Central New York, as well as West, Mid-West, and Central United States
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: I’ve got to go with Blue Ribbon – never had a bad meal and such a cute little diner! The desserts are to die for!
  • Favorite Team: Union Men’s Hockey! I always get season tickets.
  • Best Vacation Spot: Maine all the way! SO beautiful!
  • Hobbies: Oh, boy…cooking, shopping, reading, knitting, and keeping up on my TV shows!

Andrew Doody
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-1750

  • Hometown: Troy, NY
  • College: SUNY Potsdam
  • Majors/Degrees: BA Economics
  • Travel Territory: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester counties in New York, as well as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: Druthers
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: coaching soccer
  • Favorite Team: Liverpool Football Club
  • Favorite Color: blue
Dan Hulseapple
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2436

  • Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
  • College: SUNY New Paltz
  • Major/Degrees: B.A. Ancient History and Philosophy
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Holiday lights in Washington Park, the Tulip Festival, the Capital Region Pride Parade, and summer concerts at SPAC!
  • Favorite Team: All Elite Wrestling (Is pro-wrestling really a sport? No. Is this nonetheless a hill I’m prepared to die on? Yes.)
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: Sledding, hot cocoa, showering, napping. In that exact order.
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: A lot of institutions pride themselves on having a sense of community, but here at Sage community is more than a sales pitch. Everyone knows each other on a first name basis, and there’s a sense that no matter what you’re doing, you can run into a friend, teacher, classmate, or coworker and wind up losing track of time just chatting and catching up.

Gabrielle Maisonet

Gabrielle Maisonet
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2443

  • Hometown: Greece, NY
  • College: Fredonia State, Utica College
  • Major/Degrees: BA Sport Management, MS Organizational Communications
  • Travel Territory: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Washington, and Warren counties in New York, as well as Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Troy Farmer’s Market
  • Favorite Food: rice and beans
  • Favorite 90s TV Show: Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World
  • Favorite Musical Group: Zac Brown Band

Francesco Archina

Francesco Archina
Visit Coordinator, Troy Campus

[email protected] | 518-244-2217

  • Hometown: Colonie, NY
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: Road Trip to NYC to see a Broadway show! OR Binging a show with friends, and my dog Derby!
  • Fun Fact: I have been singing Opera since I was nine years old.
  • First Job: My Uncle Franks Pizzeria, I was 13!
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: The community of people! This is one of the best work atmospheres I have ever been apart of, and it is for sure because of the amazing staff I have the pleasure of working with.
  • Favorite Season: Summer of course! The hotter, the better.


Izabella Martin
Visit Coordinator, Albany Campus

[email protected] | 518-292-1730

  • Hometown: Colonie, NY
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: Visiting Museums and taking day trips
  • Fun Fact: I worked as a Student Ambassador for Russell Sage College for 3.5 years before becoming Visit Coordinator
  • First Job: Figure Skating Coach
  • Favorite Thing About Sage:  The vast opportunities that Russell Sage has to offer. Including the internship and service learning classes.
  • Favorite Season: Autumn


Veteran Admission

Shawn Heller
Shawn Heller
Assistant Director of Veteran Recruitmant

[email protected]518-244-4804

  • Hometown: Troy, NY
  • College: SUNY Albany
  • Major/Degrees: BA Psychology
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: going to ValleyCat games at the Joe.
  • Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: napping with a dog or two
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: the beautiful historic buildings on campus
Chelsea Matthews
Chelsea Matthews
Assistant Director of Veteran Recruitment

[email protected] | 518-244-2446

  • Hometown: Hannibal, NY
  • College: Siena College, Champlain College
  • Major: BS Marketing, MBA Human Resource Management
  • Favorite team: Steelers
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: by the fireplace playing video games
  • Favorite thing about Sage: small school in a great location


Graduate and Adult Admission

Michael Jones, SGS ’10
Senior Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-8615

  • Hometown: Whitesboro, NY
  • College: Ithaca College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/Degrees: BS History, MS Professional School Counseling
  • Favorite Capital Region Restaurant: Albany Ale and Oyster
  • Best Vacation Spot: Outer Banks, NC
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: The small college atmosphere and everyone’s willingness to help.
  • Favorite 90’s TV Show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Andres Sanchez

Andres Sanchez
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-1752

  • Hometown: Born in Honduras, moved to NYC when I was about 10.  Grew up in NYC.
  • College: SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Major/Degrees: BS Biology, Physical Training minor
  • Best Way to Spend a Weekend: walking around, exploring new areas, and trying out new foods
  • Favorite Animal: All of them — cats are always at the top, though.
  • First Job: IT Intern at Guardian Life Insurance
  • Fun Fact: Secretly a dog whisperer! I also speak Spanish.


Admission Operations

Matthew Bishop
Matthew Bishop
Associate Director of Budget, Events and Operations

[email protected] | 518-244-2444

  • Hometown: East Aurora, NY
  • Colleges: Buffalo State College 2002 BA History; Sage College of Albany 2017 MS Organizational Management
  • Favorite Capital Region Event: Track Season in Saratoga
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills and NY Yankees
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: having a snow ball fight with my kids
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: Our faculty. They are extremely caring and dedicated to student success
Rosario Arana
Rosario Arana
Enrollment Management Specialist
  • Hometown: Born in Nicaragua, grew up in Miami, FL
  • College: Universidad del Valle
  • Majors/Degrees: BA Business Administration
  • Favorite Sports Team: F.C. Barcelona
  • Best Way to Spend a Snow Day: cooking food that warms the heart
  • Favorite Food: a good hamburger goes a long way.

Jessica Houbre

Jessica Houbre, RSC ’17
Enrollment Management Data Specialist

[email protected] | 518-292-1907

  • Hometown: Waterford, NY
  • College: Russell Sage College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Majors/Degrees: BS Creative Art Therapy – Music Concentration, MS Professional School Counseling (in progress)
  • Fun Fact: Everyone in my family has a name that starts with the letter “J.”  We’re on the fourth generation.
  • First Job: I began working at Pirates Hideout as an ice cream girl at 15. It was the best – all you can eat samples of ice cream all day long.
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: Sage allows you to give back to the community and to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Favorite Season: Summer! Not only because my birthday is in July, but because it’s impossible to be unhappy when it’s warm and the sun is shining.
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