• CIA Admissions Counselor
  • Meet the Admissions Team

    Have Questions? Call us at 1-800-CULINARY.

    Our professional admissions team is here to answer any questions you have or help fill out your application/FAFSA. You can reach out directly to the counselor for your region or call our main line at 1-800-CULINARY from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. You can also e-mail us at admissions@culinary.edu.

  • CIA New York Campus

    Undergraduate Students

  • Aiden Pelish, CIA admissions counselor
    Aidan Pelish
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1517
    Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
    Amanda Ebel, CIA admissions counselor
    Amanda Ebel
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1520
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
    Ariana Carbonaro - CIA admissions counselor
    Ariana Carbonaro
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1484
    New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts
    Lucas Ellison, CIA admissions counselor
    Lucas Ellison
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1595
    Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
    Nicole Beauregard
    Nicole Beauregard
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1507
    New York
    Rebecca Rein, CIA admissions counselor
    Rebecca Rein
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1535
    Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
  • Adult and Transfer Students

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown ’04
    Assistant Director
    Office: 845-451-1562
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
    Lindsey Delvecchio - CIA Admissions Counselor
    Lindsey Delvecchio
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1591
    Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and degree completion students.
    Susan Lavender
    Susan Lavender, CWP
    Assistant Director
    Office: 845-451-1557
    New York and Turbo Option students
  • Military Veteran Students

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown ’04
    Assistant Director
    Office: 845-451-1562
  • International Students

  • Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526
    Daniel Schwartz, CIA international admissions counselor
    Daniel Schwartz
    International Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1568
    Global and India
    Ellie Dzurilla - CIA international admissions counselor
    Ellie Dzurilla
    International Admissions Counselor
    Office: 845-451-1604
    Asia, North America, and the Caribbean.

  • CIA California Campus

  • Allison Stapleton
    Allison Stapleton
    Assistant Director—Admissions
    Office: 707-967-2338
    Ella Crawford
    Ella Crawford
    Admissions Counselor
    Office: 707-967-2493

  • CIA Texas Campus

  • Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526

  • Accepted Students

  • Cortney Boutot
    Cortney Boutot
    Enrollment Manager
    Office: 845-451-1456
    Sofia Wise, MS
    Sofia Wise, MS
    Enrollment Manager
    Office: 845-451-1519
    Branch Campuses
    Carly Grinder, CIA Admissions & Enrollment Specialist
    Carly Grinder
    Enrollment Manager
    Office: 845-451-1513
    Cecilia Colangelo, CIA enrollment specialist
    Cecilia Colangelo
    Enrollment Manager
    Office: 845-451-1532

  • Admissions Demonstrator

  • Elise Macur - admissions counselor profile photo
    Elise Macur ’14
    Admissions Demonstrator
    Office: 845-451-1606

  • Admissions Assistant

  • Julianne Desjardins, CIA admissions assistant
    Julianne Desjardins
    Admissions Assistant
    Office: 845-451-1525

  • Directors

  • Rachel Birchwood
    Rachel Birchwood
    Associate Vice President—Enrollment Management
    Office: 845-451-1459
    Michelle Mullooly
    Michelle Mullooly
    Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1508
    Ali DiBona
    Ali DiBona
    Director—Admissions & Enrollment
    Office: 845-451-1514
    Domenick Burruano
    Domenick Burruano
    Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1521
    Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526
    Robert Tremblay ’10
    Robert Tremblay ’10
    Associate Director—Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1564