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    * Please note that these appointments are for informational purposes only. Those interested in scheduling an admissions interview may do so once they have started an application through our interview scheduling portal
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    Sherry Garrahan

    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

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    Maci Sepp

    Recruitment Associate

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    Martha Redondo

    Assistant Director of International Enrollment and Program Services

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    Lydia Tembo

    Director of Admissions

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    Sherry Garrahan
    Schedule a meeting with me to discuss any questions about the application, admissions and enrollment process. Please note, if you want to discuss international related matters please schedule an appointment with our colleague, Martha Redondo.

    Maci Sepp
    As a recent graduate of the MDiv and ThM programs, I can share my experience as a student and offer advice on applying to Princeton Theological Seminary. 

    Martha Redondo
    As a member of the Office of Multicultural Relations, I welcome conversations with prospective international students about the application and enrollment process, immigration and travel concerns, and visa documentation.

    Meet with a peer counselor for guidance about the application and enrollment process and to learn more about what it's like to be a student at Princeton Seminary. See available appointments for each person by clicking the button below their name. 
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    Henry Burt

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    Victoria Callahan Giger

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    Shaina Ciaccio

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    Eli Henry

    Dual MDiv/MACEF Student

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    Elyse Horn

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    Amanda Llorens

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    Ethan Park

    MDiv Student

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    Henry Burt
    Program, year: PhD, Year 3
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Undergrad: St. Olaf College
    What I was doing prior to seminary: Becoming Lutheran
    Fun Fact: I was a Psychology and an Exercise Science double major
    What brought me to PTS: Great correspondence with the Admissions office. Having worked all four years as a student representative in the Admissions office at my college, I knew this was a sure sign of institutional integrity and great years to come!
    Favorite class: Psychology of Religion doctoral seminar
    The Princeton area is …: a quaint, homey slice of heaven in between all the wonderful hustle and bustle of Philadelphia and New York City

    Victoria Callahan Giger

    Pronouns: she/her
    Program, year: MDiv - Senior
    Hometown: Bloomsburg, PA
    Undergrad: Bridgewater College
    What I was doing prior to seminary: Working at Camp Mount Luther, a Lutheran summer camp
    Fun Fact: I have traveled to 46 states and 23 national parks!
    What brought me to PTS: The vibrant community, commitment to ecumenism, and generous scholarships
    Favorite class: Research Methods for Studying Congregations with Dr. Mooney
    The Princeton area is …: inspiring

    Shaina Ciaccio
    Program, year: MDiv - Senior
    Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
    Undergrad: College of New Jersey, Villanova University (graduate school)
    What I was doing prior to seminary: Working for Child Protective Services, then administrator for my local church and also a full chaplain residency at Penn Medicine, Princeton
    Fun Fact: I wish I could be healthy but I love dessert and specialty coffee too much; also happen to be a ridiculous romance movie and novel fan
    What brought me to PTS: I was already licensed as a Pentecostal Minister but knew I needed to learn more. I met amazing friends in CPE prior to seminary who encouraged me to apply!
    Favorite class: Parish Leadership with Dr. Craig Barnes and Pentecost with Dr. Keri Day this fall
    The Princeton area is …: best experienced in the fall but beautiful all year around. My kids love it and I happen to love the proximity to all the coffee shops!

    Eli Henry
    Program, year: Dual MDiv/MACEF - 3rd Year
    Hometown: Rochester, NY
    Undergrad: University of Rochester
    What I was doing prior to seminary: AmeriCorps VISTA
    Fun Fact: My favorite job I've ever had was as a chaplain at a summer camp for adults with disabilities
    What brought me to PTS: The balance of academic rigor and intentional Christian community
    Favorite class: Dying and Grieving in Pastoral Care with Dr. Sonia Waters
    The Princeton area is …: Far more culturally rich and diverse than it first appears

    Elyse Horn
    Program, year: MDiv - Middler
    Hometown: Lancaster, OH
    Undergrad: Capital University
    What I was doing prior to seminary: attending college as a religion major
    Fun Fact: I'm a twin!
    What brought me to PTS: the warmness of the staff and the caliber of the faculty
    Favorite class: I'm taking a class with Dr. Sonia Waters in the fall that I am looking forward to
    The Princeton area is …: charming

    Amanda Llorens
    Program, year: MTS - Senior
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Undergrad: Whitworth University
    What I was doing prior to seminary: Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    Fun Fact: I am a recent convert to Catholocism.
    What brought me to PTS: A series of divine encounters
    Favorite class: Contemplative Listening
    The Princeton area is …: historical, quiet, and a short train ride away from NYC and Philly

    Ethan Park
    Pronouns: he/him
    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Undergrad: Westmont College
    What you were doing prior to seminary: Working at a non-profit that provided services to individuals with intellectual disabilities
    Fun Fact: Studied abroad in Turkey
    What brought you to PTS: The emphasis on community 
    Favorite class or class you are most looking forward to: Old Testament Theology of Community 
    The Princeton area is: Picturesque

    Julia Qiuye Zhao
    Hometown: Toronto, Canada
    Undergrad: University of Toronto
    What I was doing prior to seminary: Completing a PhD at the University of Notre Dame
    Fun Fact: I see South Bend as my second hometown
    What brought me to PTS: God's call, and my pastors
    Favorite class: Dying and Grieving in Pastoral Care
    The Princeton area is: Cosmopolitan