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 Barrett, SGS ’17
Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2441

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

[email protected] | 518-244-4565

Erin Menzer

  • 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 Reilly, SCA ’16
Associate Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-2447

Julianna Reilly

  • 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!
Gabrielle Maisonet
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2443

Gabrielle Maisonet

  • 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
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
Xiomara Giordano
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-244-2436

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • College: Smith College/UAlbany
  • Major/Degrees earned or in progress: BA Spanish and Portuguese Literature and Studio Art, EdM Higher Education (in progress)
  • Travel territories: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Saratoga, Suffolk counties in New York, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia
  • Best Vacation Spot: Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Favorite Thing About Sage: Sage has a space for everyone and becomes a home away from home!
  • Pets: a chihuahua named Lou and a kitty named Odin
  • What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?: guacamole with chapulines (grasshoppers) in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was delicious!

Graduate and Adult Admission

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

[email protected] | 518-292-8615

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  • 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
Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

[email protected] | 518-292-1752

Andres Sanchez

  • 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.

Enrollment Management Processing

Jessica Houbre, RSC ’17
Enrollment Management Data Specialist

[email protected] | 518-292-1907

Jessica Houbre

  • Hometown: Waterford, NY
  • College: Russell Sage College, Sage Graduate Schools
  • Major/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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