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​Brown School Office of Admissions & Recruitment

Our team is happy to help you discover our unique Brown School community and answer your questions.

For general inquiries about our programs or questions about the application process, we ask that you please begin by contacting us at brownadmissions@wustl.edu, and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate team member. Thank you!

 
Jamie Adkisson-Hennessy

Jamie Adkisson-Hennessy

Assistant Dean for Outreach, Admissions & Enrollment Management

jadkisson@wustl.edu

Jamie provides overall leadership and strategic goal-setting across all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. In her capacity as Assistant Dean, she collaborates with individuals and teams across the Brown School, Washington University and with external partners to manage technology operations and transitions, innovative recruitment and outreach strategies, admissions criteria and enrollment processes, scholarship and funding support strategies, and data analysis and reporting.

Sarah Birch

Sarah Birch

Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment

sbirch@wustl.edu

Sarah leads the strategic planning and execution of admissions marketing, communications and recruitment. She oversees the planning and implementation of recruitment events and programming, provides leadership around the creation of all admissions marketing and communications campaigns and collateral, and facilitates engagement with alumni, faculty, campus partners and community partners such as service corps and other academic pipeline organizations.

Sarah Dexter

Sarah Dexter

Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment

sdexter@wustl.edu

Sarah oversees processes around prospect management, application review, admissions counseling and the Student Ambassador program. She implements strategic engagement with specific populations, including 3-2 program applicants, AI/AN applicants, and joint and dual-degree applicants, and provides evaluation and analysis around the admissions and recruitment experience as well as other special projects.

Brianne Bannon

Brianne Bannon

Communications Manager

b.bannon@wustl.edu

Brianne develops, manages, and integrates all aspects of admissions communications functions, including print and digital communications, social media, multimedia operations, marketing collateral, brand strategy, internal messaging, and other creative efforts.

Zizi Xu Shillig

Zizi Xu Shillig

Manager of Global Programs

zizixu@wustl.edu

For the admissions office, Zizi develops and implements global recruitment strategies to engage prospective international students. She reviews and evaluates applicants, provides international student support, and is the admissions liaison for MSP program.

Makia Alghamdi

Makia Alghamdi

Admissions & Recruitment Specialist

makia.a@wustl.edu

Makia supports all aspects of the admissions process with a primary focus on prospective student outreach and recruitment presentations, application review and evaluation, applicant interviews, admissions counseling, and other activities to engage highly qualified MSW, MPH and MSP candidates. Makia also manages the Peer Outreach Volunteer program.

Shaina Peterson

Shaina Peterson

Admissions & Recruitment Specialist

shaina@wustl.edu

Shaina supports all aspects of the admissions process with a primary focus on prospective student outreach and recruitment presentations, application review and evaluation, applicant interviews, admissions counseling, and other activities to engage highly qualified MSW, MPH and MSP candidates.

Audrey Plump

Audrey Plump

Recruitment Coordinator

audrey_plump@wustl.edu

Audrey synchronizes the recruitment activities of the admissions office. She manages customized virtual campus visit programming, provides front desk reception and administrative support, fields prospective student inquiries, and acts as a liaison between the admission office and campus partners.

Martina (Tina) Parker

Martina (Tina) Parker

Admissions Coordinator

martina.parker@wustl.edu

Tina coordinates a variety of administrative functions across the admissions office. She processes applications and supporting documents, facilitates application and enrollment procedures by providing support and guidance to applicants and incoming students.