For general inquiries, please email [email protected]. For specific inquiries, please email your regional counselor listed below.
Bard Admission works closely with the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). Please go here for OEI staff contact information.
Regions: New York City, United Kingdom, Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, and Colorado
Mackie moved to the United States to attend Bard in 2008 and graduated four years later in 2012. While a Bard student, Mackie majored in American Studies and dedicated much of her time to student government and cross country running.
Originally from the Hudson Valley, Melissa comes to Bard with a background in program and operations management in the trust and safety field of the tech industry. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in art history in 2008.
Regions: New York City's five boroughs, Pittsburgh, PA, and Ohio. Primary contact for Bard Early College students
A Bard alumna, Kate majored in literature with a concentration in gender and sexuality studies and went on to earn her masters in social work from Columbia University.
Regions: Maine, Upstate New York, and Vermont. Contact for Transfers, Return to College, Conservatory, and Homeschooled students
Josh graduated from Bard with a degree in music in 2006 and then went on to Bard’s Masters of Arts in Teaching Program to earn a degree in history education in 2008.
Sean grew up locally in the Hudson Valley, and graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Computer Science. After working with a startup website company, she now assists the Office of Enrollment at Bard with data analysis and reporting.
Eric comes to Bard with 10+ years’ experience in the Information Services industry. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and is a Dutchess County native.
Mary is a Dutchess County native, returning after several years away. Her experience has brought her to Bard, working on Slate, with a background in CRM implementations and enrollment marketing. She holds a BA from Western Connecticut State University and an MA from Marist College.
Originally from Arizona, Savannah came to Bard in 2015 to study film. After graduating in 2019 with a BA in Film Production, she continued her journey at Bard by working in the MFA program and then, later, migrated to Bard Admission in 2020.
Cassidy is originally from the Hudson Valley. She graduated from Lasell University in 2019 with a B.S. in Sport Management.
Erika grew up in Orange County, New York. She holds a BA in English literature from SUNY Plattsburgh and an MA in English from SUNY New Paltz. During her time at SUNY New Paltz, she was the writing assistant for the Department of Business and has now found her way to Bard after many years in the grocery store business.
Regions: India, Connecticut, Long Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
Originating from New Hampshire, Tessa discovered Bard while attending a summer program there, and fell in love with it when she came to campus for the Immediate Decision Plan.
Amber Amina Leisher
Regions: International countries except for Pakistan, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, East and Southeast Asia, and the United Kingdom. Primary contact for all United World Colleges (UWC)
Amber has several years of experience working in global programs and admission and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where she received her master’s degree in higher education.
Regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Puerto Rico
After earning her BA in mathematics at Bard in 2014, she went on to then earn her master’s in education and taught middle school math in Memphis, Tennessee.
Regions: California, New Mexico, Arizona, Latin America, the Caribbean countries/territories, and the US territory of the Virgin Islands
Robbie grew up as a Hudson Valley local, yet had a circuitous route to Bard College, entering as a transfer student before graduating in 2017 with a BA in Creative Writing. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2018 and earned his MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. He resides in Southern California and looks forward to introducing prospective students to the beauty of Bard College.
Regions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania (except Pittsburgh), Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C, Virginia, West Virginia
Originally from New York City, Roxy comes to Bard excited to share a love of the liberal arts and a passion for student-driven education. Roxy graduated from Smith College with a BA in both education and the study of women and gender.
Regions: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pakistan
Perhaps Farah missed her Bard classroom and discussions so much that she wanted to go back to an intellectually rigorous environment. Farah currently resides in Chicago, working for Bard while also pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Chicago's Divinity School.
Regions: East and Southeast Asia
Shawn hails from Elgin, IL, and is a regional admissions representative currently based in Beijing, China, where he is responsible for international recruitment and admissions.
Claire (Hanyu) Liu
Claire comes to Bard with several years of experience in marketing in both higher education and at Fortune 500 companies. She holds an MS in marketing from Johns Hopkins University and has global experience working and studying in the US, China, Canada, Europe, and North Africa.
The philosophy of the Equity and Inclusion programs remains consistent with the College’s desire for diversity to be part of the learning experience of all students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) recognizes that students with identities historically underrepresented in higher education seek to attain a rigorous liberal arts education and often need support to realize this aim. Click here to read about the OEI staff!