Admission Staff

This team of professionals travels the world to meet prospective students and their parents, as well as high school guidance counselors. From January to April you can find them in South Hadley, reviewing applications. Our counselors work closely with an outstanding team of students who give campus tours and interviews, and/or answer questions online.

Vice President

Robin Randall

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Robin Randall will lead Mount Holyoke’s Office of Admission for the year, beginning in September.


Leykia Nulan

Dean of Admission

I believe in the transformative power of the educational experience Mount Holyoke provides its students. This is an institution dedicated to the development of purposeful leaders who will change the nation and the world. I am proud to be part of a community filled with kind, driven, and highly capable individuals.

Leykia Nulan, Dean of Admissions by the Gates of Mount Holyoke College


Emily Allyn

Senior Associate Director of Admission

As an alumna of a women's college and the mother of a recent Mount Holyoke graduate, I know firsthand the value of this very special educational experience. Mount Holyoke is truly a place of transformation, where students are empowered to explore, question and stretch. When combined with close mentorship by exceptional faculty and a deep institutional commitment to student success, there are simply no limits to the possibilities here.

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Catarina Costa

Director of U.S. Admission

I was impressed by the College's academic reputation and commitment to diversity and global issues. And … people here are passionate. From my very first visit, I just knew I had to be a part of this dynamic and thriving community.

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Carolyn Dietel

Director of the Frances Perkins Program and Transfer Affairs

Mount Holyoke is a college that changes lives, including my own. The community of students, faculty, and staff who spend their days on this campus is extraordinary, dynamic and diverse. I value the opportunity to support students who - like me - strive to make a difference in our ever-changing and complex world.

Carolyn Dietel

Laurie Ernst

Admission Counselor

I have been very fortunate to have experienced the power of a women’s college as a student and to have spent much of my professional life as a College Counselor working at schools devoted to educating young women. The depth and quality of the relationships that develop in this kind of environment are often life-changing and in my case, have endured for many years beyond my time at those schools. Mount Holyoke strives to foster this strong sense of community where a vibrant and diverse group of individuals come together to enrich each other’s lives in every possible way. It is a privilege to be part of this mission, and I look forward to connecting with you as you take this next important step in your educational journey.

Laurie Ernst

Emilie Lang

Assistant Director of Admission

I am an alum of Mount Holyoke College who has experienced firsthand the significance of a gender diverse liberal arts education. What initially captured my attention is Mount Holyoke's commitment to creating and fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Faculty and staff strive to create an environment in which students can not only explore their academic interests, but grow their personal identities and confidence as well. I am proud to have attended an institution that encourages its individuals to develop their passions, and I look forward to meeting students who share this enthusiasm.

Emilie Lang

Ariya Lawson

Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment

Mount Holyoke College is one of the most life-changing and vibrant cultures that you could choose to explore. As an MHC alumna and firm believer in the strength and importance of a women’s college education, I am proud to be among individuals who are passionate about their work and strive to be the best. The tenacity of the students and their willingness to engage new challenges and increasing diversity is empowering. Every year, our incoming students add to the energy and strength of our dynamic community and I am excited to be a part of building each new class.

Ariya Lawson

Audrey Maney-Hernandez

Assistant Director of Admission

What I find most profound about Mount Holyoke is its unwavering commitment to the empowerment and success of students of marginalized genders. The result is a uniquely transformative college experience, followed by a lifelong, dauntless pursuit of knowledge, self-reflection, and positive change. Mount Holyoke dares its students to challenge themselves, as well as to love themselves, shaping them into bold, ambitious, and compassionate global citizens. As a proud alumna, it is an honor to serve as an ambassador to my alma mater, and to share with others its powerful and inspiring message.

Audrey Maney Hernandez

Amy E. Markham

Director of International Admission

I am deeply committed to the liberal arts and have a strong appreciation for the diverse and inclusive women's education offered by Mount Holyoke. I love the boldness and confidence of our students. Their willingness to try new things and to speak their minds in truly inspirational!

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Heidi Merrill

Associate Director of Admission

Mount Holyoke provides the value of a women's college in a strong liberal arts setting. Our students are smart, curious and passionate. They're equally committed to their academics and social justice causes, and work every day to make the world a better place. I believe in Mount Holyoke and look forward to sharing everything it offers with you.

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Nichole Reynolds

Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communications, Senior Associate Director of Admission

Mount Holyoke College is an institution where the next generation of women leaders is being shaped. Our student body is dynamic and diverse, our campus atmosphere is lively and inspired, and our faculty members are not only brilliant, but expert at balancing their investment in student success with their commitment to the pressing global conversations in which they all engage. As a proud alumna, it gives me great satisfaction to introduce others to so transformative a place.

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Clarissa Soma Goncalves Cordeiro

Admission Counselor

I have always felt that Mount Holyoke opens gates well beyond our inclusive and beautiful campus because when you become a student, the world becomes available to you. Here, students can develop in areas and ways not previously considered and polish both newfound talents and existing interests while having full support. We want our students to succeed and to become the best versions of themselves; that is what we stand for. I am proud to be part of an educational institution — not only as an employee, but also as an alum — that welcomes and values diversity, equity, and access.

Clarissa Soma Goncalves Cordeiro

Evelyn Trier

Assistant Director of Admission, Event Coordinator

Mount Holyoke is a community of belonging where voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and critical thinking abounds to challenge the status quo.  These vibrant threads are intentionally woven throughout campus in classes and offices, residence halls and dining spaces.  I am proud to be a witness as students embark on their personal journeys of becoming.

Evelyn Trier