Your Admission Counselors

Our team of admission counselors are here to help and are excited to introduce you to USciences!

Counselors for Undergraduate Students
Counselors for Transfer and Graduate Professional Students
Counselors for Traditional Graduate Programs (MS, PhD and Certificate Programs)

Counselors for Undergraduate Students


Kristine Houghton

Kristine Houghton

Senior Admission Counselor

Call or text: 215-596-4044

Kristine travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Delaware; Maryland; in New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem Counties; in Pennsylvania: Central and Central East Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.

Kristine’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Don’t let your friends influence you where you go to school. Find a major/program that interests you at a school you feel passionate about. Chances are you will meet new friends who have the same interests as you.

Kristine’s favorite thing about USciences:

The location. USciences is tucked away in a sweet spot of Philadelphia that makes everyone feel right at home without being in the hustle and bustle of a big city.

Kristine’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

The people! Philadelphia is known for its passionate sports fans. You can definitely feel the Philly Pride everywhere you go.

Interesting fact about Kristine:

I used to work at Disney World. I love all things Disney.


Morgan Kelly

Morgan Kelly

Professional Admission Counselor

Call or text: 215-596-4020

Morgan travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In New Jersey: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Warren counties; in Pennsylvania: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Centre, Clinton, Delaware, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming.

Morgan's advice for students searching for colleges:

Take advantage of the time you have with your tour guide! Ask them questions about their major, about student activities, and about daily life on campus. Pay close attention to how they talk about their school and the pride they have in the university they have chosen. Could you see yourself radiating that same pride? Could you see yourself speaking passionately about your chosen major and where it will take you? If the answers to those questions are yes after your tour, then make sure you keep that school at the top of your list!

Morgan's favorite thing about USciences:

The small student to faculty ratio. Students should never take for granted the opportunity they have to get to know their professor and their classmates in a small class environment. The personal attention to coursework that comes from a small class size is more beneficial than you could imagine. Being able to create lasting connections that help you later in your career while only an undergraduate student is one of the greatest assets of the university environment.

Morgan's favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I grew up in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and will always call the city my home! There are so many exciting things happening in the city that it’s impossible to be bored. The city is also a friendly place for the quieter person with coffee shops, museums, and one of a kind book stores scattered all over from West Philly to Old City. There is always a place to be comfortable and get some studying done over a nice cup of coffee in a comfy chair.

Interesting fact about Morgan:

I have an unhealthy obsession with scifi shows from the 90s, I have almost the entire Stargate SG 1 series on DVD.


Jonathan Campione

Jon Campione

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Call or text: 215-596-4136

Jon travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Connecticut; Massachusetts; in Pennsylvania: North Philadelphia; in New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union, and Sussex Counties; in New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

Jon’s advice for students searching for colleges:

When researching colleges, consider all types of schools and plan visits for schools in different areas to see what you like best.  Do as much research as you can prior to each visit and make the most of out of your time on each campus. Book appointments with counselors to learn moreinformation so that you are adequately prepared and can make the best decision possible.

Jon’s favorite thing about USciences:

The sense of community that is created due to the small student population.  Students can network with their professors and develop meaningful relationships with their peers. The small class sizes are very helpful for all students so that they can succeed in their academic careers.

Jon’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

The passion and heart of the city.  Between Philadelphia's dedicated sports fans and the commitment to the preservation of the city's history, the city flourishes with passion like not other. 

Interesting fact about Jon:

I have an immense passion for baseball.  I've been a huge fan of both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies for as long as I can remember, and love going to games in the summer.  I even took a history of baseball course in college.


Allison Hoffmann

Allison Hoffmann

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Call or text: 215-596-4272

Allison travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; Nevada; New Mexico; North Carolina; Oklahoma; in Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, and York Counties; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia.

Allison’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Visit lots of schools! Try visiting colleges of different sizes, settings, and academic opportunities. You never know what school will be the right “fit” until you step foot on campus.

Allison’s favorite thing about USciences:

USciences is unique because it has all the benefits of a small school, along with many perks traditionally only offered at larger institutions. At USciences, students build relationships with professors and receive individualized attention in small classes. In addition, they have the opportunity to study a wide range of majors and research in state of the art facilities!

Allison’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

If you enjoy an active lifestyle, Philly is the place for you! From wonderful biking and running trails, to free yoga on Race Street Pier, rowing classes, sports leagues, and hiking spots, this city has it all.

Interesting fact about Allison:

I rowed in high school and college and absolutely loved it! You may have seen me in a boat on the Schuylkill river.


Elise Todderund

Elise Todderud

Associate Director of Admission and Communication

Call or text: 215-596-4008

Elise travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Alaska; Colorado; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Maine; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; Nebraska; New Hampshire; in New Jersey: Morris County; Upstate New York; North Dakota; Ohio; Oregon; in Pennsylvania: Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties, western PA, and Northeast Philadelphia; South Dakota; Utah; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin; Wyoming

Elise’s advice for students searching for colleges:

While visiting colleges and universities that interest you, try to get a feel for what student life is like by talking to students, including your tour guide, and visiting areas where students hang out. It is important to make sure that you can see yourself as a student on campus and to experience a sense of pride in the institution which you choose to attend.

Elise’s favorite thing about USciences:

University of the Sciences has a small student population, which means that students receive a more personalized education. There are many opportunities for students to gain experiences outside of the USciences classroom including participating in undergraduate research, experiential learning, and service learning, going on a study abroad trip, taking a University of the Arts course, getting involved in clubs, organizations, music and athletics, and much more!

Fun fact about Elise:

I’m 6’2’’ and I love being tall!



Counselors for Transfer and Graduate Professional Students

Kendra King

Kendra King

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Call or text: 215-596-4026

Kendra reviews applications for the following students:

Transfer students applying to undergraduate degree programs

Kendra’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Take advantage of the opportunities to visit campus! A website or brochure can only tell you so much. Visiting allows you to meet current students, as well as your future professors and advising staff. Come prepared with a list a questions and don’t be afraid to ask. Also, trust your instincts during a campus visit. If you feel like a school isn’t right for you, it probably isn’t. And that’s okay! You will know when you have found the school for you.

Kendra’s favorite thing about USciences:

The manageable size of the campus. You’ll see familiar faces everywhere you go, and will be surprised by how quickly the faculty and staff remember your name. It’s pretty much impossible to get lost. The only downside is that you have no excuse to be late to class since everything is within a 5 minute walk!

Kendra’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

How easy it is to get around. Philadelphia is a very walkable city, and the public transportation system is simple to navigate as well. You can load money onto a SEPTA pass and use it for the subways, buses, and trolleys. Trolley lines run directly through USciences’ campus, and you can get to Center City in about 10 minutes. I also love how centrally located Philly is. If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, we are just a short train ride away from New York City or D.C.



Aimee Viggiani

Director of Transfer, Professional and Graduate Admission

Call or text: 215-596-4039

Aimee reviews applications for the following students:

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students applying to Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

Aimee’s advice for students searching for colleges:

If you are looking to get into a professional program make sure to take the time to not only research online but speak to people practicing in the profession already. Even better, look for opportunities to shadow or volunteer in your particular area of interest - then you know you are making a well-educated decision.

Aimee’s favorite thing about USciences:

I love the location - you have the best of both worlds with easy access to all parts of the city but the campus is not overwhelmingly huge and there is a true sense of community.

Aimee’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

The exciting food scene - from unique restaurants and food trucks to fine dining- it’s so much fun (and delicious!) to discover all of the inventive things young chefs are bringing to Philly!



Counselors for Traditional Graduate Programs (MS, PhD and Certificate Programs)



Sally Hillman Redman

Associate Director of Graduate Admission


Sally works with the following graduate programs:

Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Writing, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Health Policy, MBA in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacognosy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Sally's advice for students applying to graduate school:

First, do your research on the different areas of study. For example, know the difference between a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutics and a Pharm. D. degree. Second, apply for the entry term when you really plan to start. Third, only apply to one graduate degree at USciences; our faculty appreciate a focused student!

Sally's favorite thing about USciences:

Our students! I am inspired by their passion for graduate studies. They want to make a difference in their field. They also are a wonderful community for each other. Our Graduate Student Organization (GSO) helps students in different graduate programs get to know each other and have fun together!

Sally's favorite things about Philadelphia:

Philadelphia has so much to offer! I love the restaurants, the theatres, and the neighborhoods. My husband and I have a subscription to the Walnut Street Theatre, which is said to be the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States! Philadelphia is a city made up of fascinating neighborhoods; I love going to the farmer's market in University City, strolling through the numerous events in Rittenhouse Square, and sampling the food shops in the Italian Market.

Interesting fact about Sally:

Sally describes herself as “a higher education nomad.” She has attended, lived on, or worked for ten colleges, universities, and medical schools throughout the United States. The list includes locations in Pennsylvania, Texas, Delaware, North Carolina, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. She has been on college campuses since 1972!!

Fun fact about Sally:

She is passionate about body surfing and boogie boarding.

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Josiah Green

Senior Admission Counselor, Graduate Admission


Josiah works with the following graduate programs:

Brewing Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Health Psychology.


Admission Office 
Griffith Hall, Room 130
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495