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Meet Our Admissions Counselors

Want to learn more about Geneseo? Our admissions counselors are here to help.

Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Kevin

Email: reedk@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Eden, NY
Education: B.S. in Media Communications from Medaille College
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Athletics Liaison and Application Review Coordinator
Travel Territory: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming

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Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Athletics Liaison and Application Review Coordinator

Travel Territory: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming

Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Ice Knights Hockey Games

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: The GFR - Geneseo Family Restaurant.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo? The Student Activities Fair at the beginning of the semester.

Do you have any advice for prospective students? Take ownership of the application process wherever you apply. Be proactive, attentive and inquisitive. Don't sit back and wait for the process to happen - OWN IT!

Christie Smith

Christie Smith

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Email: csmith@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Geneva, NY
Education: B.A. in Public Relations, SUNY Oswego; M.S. in Higher Education Administration, University of Rochester
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Mental Health First Aid Certified, Geneseo Points of Support (GPS) Member.
Travel Territory: Monroe

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Attending the hockey games. The atmosphere in the arena is exhilarating.

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: Starbucks!

If we visited your office, what would we see? Lots of family photos.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: Now this is a hard question. I can’t just name one. Great Day, cultural dinners, and athletic events are all fantastic programs on campus. And many more!

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Trust yourself and find support from your family and counselors. And most importantly, enjoy the process!

Fun Fact About Christie: I’m a runner, a book lover, and love 80’s rom com.

Kris Heeres

Kris Heeres '06

Pronouns: He, Him, His

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Email: heeres@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Avon, NY (via Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Education: B.A. Childhood Education / Special Education, Grades 1-6 from SUNY Geneseo
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Mental Health First Aid Certified, Geneseo Points of Support (GPS) Member, Student Organization Adviser (Pep Band), Oversee Transfer Admissions / Experience, Faculty Liaison for Admissions.

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Education: B.A. Childhood Education / Special Education, Grades 1-6 from SUNY Geneseo

Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Mental Health First Aid Certified, Geneseo Points of Support (GPS) Member, Student Organization Adviser (Pep Band), Oversee Transfer Admissions / Experience, Faculty Liaison for Admissions.

Travel Territory: All Transfer Students

Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Strong sense of community. We are your quintessential college town and there is a very healthy, yet mutual respect between both the campus and village community, creating a collaborative and friendly culture like no other.

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: EuroCafe (Main St.), Taco Tuesdays at Bar-Eat-O (Main St.)

If we visited your office, what would we see? Photos of the things that are most important to me. Family, friends, hockey, and Geneseo.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: Men’s Ice Hockey home games at the IRA S. Wilson ice arena. Campus and community come together, creating one of the best college hockey atmosphere’s in the nation.

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Personal initiative. Make a connection with your counselor. Let them know that your interest is sincere. We as counselors are here to assist in the process and find a way to make SUNY Geneseo a reality.

Fun Fact About Kris: Beyond my role in Admissions, I am also the Men's Ice Hockey Assistant Coach, with my primary role being the recruitment coordinator. Been a part of 6 of the 7 programs SUNYAC Championship teams (2 as player / 4 as coach).

Georgenson Anselme

Georgenson Anselme

Pronouns: He, Him, His

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Email: anselme@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Education: B.A. in Communications from SUNY Potsdam
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: Safezone trained, AOP-Access Opportunity Program Liaison, Student Organization Advisor
Travel Territory: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Monroe, Onondaga, Orange, Rockland, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Annual Multicultural Meet and Greet and BBQ

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: Mama Mia's.

If we visited your office, what would we see? Many pictures and posters.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo? Students should check out the cultural clubs and organization like the Carribean Student Association

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Don't be afraid to reach out and communicate with us.

Fun Fact About George: I was born on St. Patrick's Day.

Victor Wang

Victor Wang '15

Pronouns: He, Him, His

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Email: wangv@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: B.A. in International Relations, Minor in Spanish and Asian Studies from SUNY Geneseo
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone trained, AOP-Access Opportunity Program liaison, Red Hook- Partner
Travel Territory: Kings, Queens and Richmond

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Watching the sunset at the Gazebo.

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: Geneseo Family Restaurant has the best frittatas!

If we visited your office, what would we see? My dog Mochi sleeping on the floor.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: Broomball- Thrills, spills, and everything else. Everyone should play it at least once!

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: It is way more helpful to come and visit campus if you have an opportunity. Describing "the feel" of the campus is harder than experiencing it for yourself!

Fun Fact About Victor: I am double jointed in my thumbs.

Rachel Pasternak

Rachel Pasternak

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Email: pasternak@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571 Instagram: @rpgeneseo
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Mental Health First Aid Certified, Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate, Mental Health Liaison for Admissions, Enhanced Visit Experience, College Senator
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Education: B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University; M.A. in Liberal Studies from Nazareth College
Travel Territory: Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Livingston, Otsego, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: New Student Convocation

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: I do love a good turkey sub from Aunt Cookie's!

If we visited your office, what would we see? Lots of hand sanitizer! (Yes, even before 2020!)

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: The club and organization expo at the beginning of each semester is a must-do as a student. It’s awesome learning about all the different opportunities available to get involved on campus. Plus it’s a great way to meet people as a first-year student.

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: 1. If you don't have a resume of the awesome things you've been doing in high school, start one now! A resume is a living document you can update as you continue to accumulate experiences. 2. Do your research! College is a huge investment of your time, resources, and energy. As with any big decision, you should commit to being as informed as possible. Go on college websites and dive deep. Check out all forms of social media to get a sense of what daily life is like on campus. Can you picture yourself there? 3. Don't be afraid to ask questions! 4. Stay Calm. Stay Organized. Stay Positive. Breathe.

Fun Fact About Rachel: I went to a fundraiser at Jon Bon Jovi's house in NJ in 2004. It was an outstanding evening filled with movie stars, music, and dedicated humans working toward a common goal. He even sang my 'get pumped' anthem ‘Livin' On A Prayer!’

Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Email: millersu@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571/(585) 519-5145 (cell)
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
Education: B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Human Services and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University; M.S. in School Counseling from Long Island University
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: Safe Zone Trained, Liaison to Hillel (Jewish Student Life), NY State Certified School Counselor
Travel Territory: Nassau, Suffolk and Out-of-State students

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Seuss Spruce and the Painted Tree

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: Geneseo Family Restaurant (GFR) and Euro Cafe

If we visited your office, what would we see? My dogs curled up on the floor next to my chair and a view of my backyard.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: First Knight, sunsets at the gazebo

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions. Connect with your counselor. We are here to help! Come visit campus and see for yourself what a warm, cohesive, and vibrant community we have.

Fun Fact About Suzanne: When I was young, my family and I lived in the Netherlands for a year while my father worked on a special project with NATO. I attended The American School of the Hague and we traveled all over Europe as much as we could. By the time I was eight years old I had been to England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium.

Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Email: ascott@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Thousand Islands, NY
Education: B.A. in Sociology, University at Buffalo
Trainings/Certifications/Roles: SafeZone Trained, Mental Health First Aid Certified, and Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate. I also oversee our Student Ambassador Program which includes admissions internships, tour guides, and current student connections through our Virtual Programming and Webinar Series!
Travel Territory: Albany, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Ontario, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Geneseo GREAT Day and Fireworks over the Gazebo!

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: The Lighter Side Eatery up on Main street!

If we visited your office, what would we see? Exercise ball chair and lots of Geneseo swag!

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: Late Night Broomball at the hockey rink and of course, our famous Hockey Games! Check out our Bee-Keeping club and APO Service Organization!

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Start the process early, ask a lot of questions and join our new Webinar Series to learn more about Geneseo! As we navigate this new norm of virtual interaction- we will continue to serve as a resource and are very excited to connect with you and your family. I am here for you every step of the way.

Fun Fact About Ashley: I can do a pretty awesome Donald Duck impersonation.

Sabrina Bramwell

Sabrina Bramwell '19

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Email: sbramwell@geneseo.edu
Phone: (585) 245-5571
Hometown: Bronx, NY (via the isle of Jamaica)
Education: B.A. in English from SUNY Geneseo
Trainings/Certifications/Roles:
Travel Territory: Bronx and Manhattan

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Favorite Geneseo Tradition: Catching the sunset at the fields by Letchworth Dining Hall.

Favorite Campus or Local Restaurant: Mary Jemisin (MJ)

If we visited your office, what would we see? Quotes on post-it notes.

What’s an event, club, or activity you would recommend checking out at Geneseo?: GSTEPPAS: the only step team on campus that carries great energy and has a welcoming interactive performance style. Original Expression (OGX) a multicultural dance group with original choreography! Gospel Choir at Geneseo (GCG) a fun group of talented students who welcome people from all backgrounds and musical experiences.

Do you have any advice for prospective students?: Geneseo is a space where you'll simultaneously be pushed to succeed but also have the opportunity to learn from failure. Don't be discouraged by it! The most moving lessons I've learned were the result of one shortcoming or another.

Fun Fact About Sabrina: I love ziplining!