First-Year Admissions Counselors

Find your counselor

Find your counselor by searching for your state or by selecting your state from the dropdown below.

  • Veronica hails from Jalisco, México, and has a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Utah. She was initially drawn to Westminster’s sense of community—something she still says is one of her favorite parts of the college.

    During her time here, she’s noticed that the key to our community is Westminster’s emphasis on empowering one another: “When one rises, we all rise.” Veronica loves that her job allows her to help young adults work towards and achieve their academic goals—so don’t be afraid to ask for help.

    During lunch, you can often find her relaxing by Emigration Creek behind the library, enjoying the sounds of nature.

    "My favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My favorite food is Mexican food: tacos, tamales, enchiladas, pozole, chilaquiles… you name it, I most likely like it! My favorite movie is Mean Girls, and yes, Aaron Samuels’s hair looks sexy pushed back."

    Veronica counsels students from the following states:

    Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma

  • Bio coming soon!

    Cody counsels students from the following states:

    Alaska, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia

  • Originally from Oceanside, California, Q earned her bachelor’s in international studies from the University of Utah and her master’s in community leadership from Westminster.

    Her time as a student and staff member at Westminster has pushed her to be a critical thinker in everything she does. Above all, Q loves that the Westminster community is filled with like-minded people who challenge her daily. She wants incoming students to know that they “don’t need to have their lives all figured out coming into college—most people don’t! College is designed for discovery—especially self-discovery. Just take your time and be open to exploring outside of your comfort zone.”

    Q’s time outside of work includes enjoying the four seasons—something she never had growing up in Southern California.

    "Unashamedly, my mom is my hero! She inspires me to work hard regardless of circumstance, to have courage despite my doubts, and to love wholly even in a world filled with hate. I’m my best version of myself because of her."

    Quincey counsels students from the following states:

    Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

  • Alexa came to Utah from Lexington, Kentucky, and has a bachelor’s in international studies from Centre College. She was drawn to Salt Lake’s proximity to the mountains and national parks.

    Alexa admires Westminster’s liberal arts environment and is inspired by the high school students she works with daily, “[they] are speaking out, challenging the status quo, and impacting their communities in so many unique ways. It’s exciting.” She challenges incoming students to take advantage of the new perspectives of a liberal arts education: “Join a club or take a course that is completely different from anything you've done before. Better yet, try something that you're afraid of!”

    When she’s not working with incoming students or visiting high schools, you can find Alexa enjoying the many dogs all around campus.

    "I’m a PADI-certified scuba diver, a rock climber, and I’ve traveled to over 40 countries."

    Alexa counsels students from the following states:

    Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

  • Bio coming soon!

    Valentina counsels students from the following states:

    Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

  • Wes came to Utah from Reno, Nevada, and has a bachelor’s in international studies and leadership studies from University of Denver.

    He’s also currently working on his MBA at Westminster, which is providing him with inside knowledge of the student experience. For Wes, the best part of Westminster is our professors. “They are always willing to go the extra mile for students, whether it’s giving career advice, life advice, or just catching up over coffee.” He even knows a few students who have invited professors to their weddings.

    His advice to incoming students? “Get involved—if you just focus on your grades, you’ll miss out on a lot of amazing opportunities.” Outside of work, you can often find Wes writing, starting—but not quite finishing—story after story. At this point, he likely has thousands of unfinished writings.

    "I’m really inspired by Gen Z. This generation is getting involved, they’ve turned out to vote in record numbers, they’re organizing nationwide movements surrounding gun-control, and they are refusing to take a backseat or be told they’re too young. They speak truth to power, and that is inspiring."

    Wes counsels students from the following states:

    Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming