Meet the Admission Staff

We look forward to working with you and your family. Whether you're just beginning your college search or narrowing down your options, your admission counselor is a great resource for:

  • answering your questions about admission policies and deadlines.
  • understanding the admission application requirements and timeline.
  • helping you to determine if Saint Mary’s is a good fit, based on your interests, goals, and qualifications.
  • getting information about Saint Mary’s student activities and organizations.
  • learning about the unique student community Saint Mary’s shares with the University of Notre Dame.
  • understanding the application requirements and deadlines for need-based and merit-based financial aid.
  • demystifying the admission review process—your admission counselor reads your application first and acts as an advocate for you within the admission committee.

Connecting with your admission counselor is easy!

  • Complete this simple form and we’ll reach out to you
  • Email us at admission@saintmarys.edu 
  • Call us at 800-551-7621 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Text us at 574-485-0088 (By texting Saint Mary's, you're opting in to receive text messages from the Office of Admission.)
  • Find your admission counselor below and email them directly
  • Meet your admission counselor at your high school or a college fair

Admission Staff

Click on a counselor's name to learn more about them!

Alex Bauer

Associate Director of Admission
abauer@saintmarys.edu

  • Indiana (local counties - Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, and St. Joseph - last names beginning with A-N)
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania

Cara Firestein, SMC '16

Assistant Director of Admission
cfirestein@saintmarys.edu

  • Illinois (Chicago's West Suburbs, Rockford, Quad Cities, Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Southern Illinois)

Brianna Kinyanjui, SMC '21

Admission Counselor
bkinyanjui@saintmarys.edu

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

*Bolded states are those traveled to by counselor.

Emily Dicks, SMC '18

Assistant Director/Chicago Regional Representative
edicks@saintmarys.edu

  • Illinois (City of Chicago, Chicago's Chain of Lakes, Northwest Suburbs, North Shore, Evanston, and Skokie)
  • Texas

Michelle Mehelas, SMC '19

Admission Counselor
mmehelas@saintmarys.edu

  • Indiana (Angola, Fort Wayne, Anderson, Muncie)
  • Northern Ohio
  • Tennessee

Georgiana Mejia-Klem

Admission Counselor/SMART Coordinator
gmejiaklem@saintmarys.edu

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Western Michigan

Desiree Perez, SMC '22

Admission Counselor
dperez@saintmarys.edu

  • Indiana (Northwest Indiana, "The Region", West Central Indiana)
  • International applicants
  • Eastern Michigan
  • U.S. Territories

Lindsay Romeo

Assistant Director of Admission
lromeo@saintmarys.edu

  • Florida
  • Illinois (Chicago's South and Southwest Suburbs)
  • Southern Ohio

Sara Woroncow

Assistant Director of Admission
sworoncow@saintmarys.edu

  • Arizona
  • Indiana (Greater Indianapolis, West, South Central, East, Southwest, and Southeast Indiana)
  • Indiana (local counties - Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, and St. Joseph - last names beginning with O-Z)
  • Southern Ohio
  • Transfer applicants

Claire McNamara

Assistant Director of Admission/Campus Visit Coordinator
cmiller1@saintmarys.edu

Sarah Gallagher Dvorak, SMC '99

Director of Admission
sdvorak@saintmarys.edu


Contact Us

If you are seeking additional information, please contact the Admission Office:

Telephone

  • (574) 284-4587
  • 1-800-551-7621
  • TEXT: (574) 485-0088
  • FAX: (574) 284-4841

Email

admission@saintmarys.edu

U.S. Mail

Admission Office
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5001