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Counselors for Undergraduate Students

Kristine Chase

Kristine Chase

Senior Admission Counselor 

Call/Text: 215-596-4044
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Kristine travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Delaware; Maryland; in New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; 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.


Allison Hoffmann

Allison Hoffmann

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Call/Text: 215-596-4272
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Allison travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

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


Morgan Kelly

Morgan Kelly

Professional Admission Counselor

Call/Text: 215-596-4020
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Morgan travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In New Jersey: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Warren counties; in Pennsylvania: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Centre, Clinton, Delaware, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Philadelphia (Center City and South Philadelphia), 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.


Elise Todderund

Elise Todderud

Associate Director of Admission and Communication

Call/Text: 215-596-4008
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Elise travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Alaska; 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!


Sarah True

Sarah True

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Call/Text: 215-608-5745
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Sarah travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

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

Sarah’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Take advantage of the programming that’s put on for prospective students, such as open houses or accepted student days! These events are great opportunities to speak with current students and faculty about their school and what they like about it. I couldn’t decide what college I wanted to attend until I went to multiple accepted student days and got the chance to see what each school community was like. You will be able to tell which schools you can picture yourself attending after visiting them. And don’t be afraid to visit the same school more than once!

Sarah’s favorite thing about USciences:

The size! With a small student body, you can get to know your classmates and professors quickly. Nothing beats having lots of friendly faces say hello to you as you pass by them on your way to class!

Sarah’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I am new to Philly and am looking forward to exploring more! I’m from a small town in Maine so I’m excited to take advantage of all that living in a city has to offer.

Fun fact about Sarah:

I love music and performing! I did theater and dance in high school, was in an acapella group in college, and have been to more concerts than I can count.


Counselors for Transfer and Graduate Professional Students

Kendra King

Kendra King

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Call/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/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)

Josiah Green

Josiah Green

Senior Admission Counselor, Graduate Admission


Josiah works with the following graduate programs:

Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biostatistical Methods with SAS, Brewing Science, Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Education and Communication Certificate, Health Psychology, MBA in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Regulatory Science.

Josiah's advice to students:

Know what you want to do and be able to articulate it. Be excited and passionate about the program you wish to go into. Research the background of the faculty you wish to work with and make it known how your goals align with their work.

Josiah's favorite thing about USciences:

My favorite thing about USciences is the amazing research being done by our students and our faculty. The work that is happening in science and medicine is mind blowing. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the students showcase their projects at our Annual Research Day in April.

Josiah's favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I am a proud native-born Philadelphian. My family moved to the city during the depression.  I was born within walking distance of the campus and my childhood home is only a 5 minute drive away.  My favorite thing about Philadelphia is the various neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is filled with a rich history.  We also have the biggest Mural Arts display in the country. If you walk through the neighborhoods, you will see beautiful mural paintings, many completed by self-taught artists.

Interesting fact about Josiah:

I am a “music trivia savant.” I can tell you the history of almost any music genre of the last 100 years.  I watch music documentaries on YouTube in my spare time.

Fun fact about Josiah:

I love weightlifting! I have been weight training since the age of 12.


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810