Illinois Admissions

Admissions Counselor

Sammy's Bio

Hey everyone!

My name is Sammy, and I joined Undergraduate Admissions in May 2016. As an admissions counselor, I truly enjoy the opportunity I have to act as a resource to incoming and prospective students throughout their admissions process at Illinois. I also specialize in international admissions, so I’m lucky enough to hear from students not only all over the country but all over the world.

I moved across the country to Illinois early last year and am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my insights as you look into undergoing the same process of joining us here. Since coming here, I have spent my time hanging out on campus and visiting students in the Northwestern United States. I am currently trying to discover every hidden gem around C-U (mostly in the form of food … ). I especially enjoy hearing all of the amazing things our students have achieved and watching them fall in love with our campus just as much as I have!

I’m sure you’ll find that I’m always happy to talk about my current Netflix obsessions, pizza, and, of course, all things admissions. I know the college search and admissions processes can be stressful (some people have whole calendars and planners for this stuff!) and at times confusing, but we’re here to help with all of that. My job as an admissions counselor is to be your resource! I hope these blogs will be helpful in your search to discover more about the university and look forward to answering any questions you might have.