Meet Our Admissions Counselors!

Meet Our Admissions Counselors!

If you’ve been selected to participate in an admissions interview, you’ll be speaking with one of these friendly faces. Take a moment to learn a little about our team of Admissions Counselors.

Meet Our Admissions Counselors!

Find the Counselor you're interviewing with by scrolling down or search for them by name in the field below.

Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Dallas, Texas

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In addition to curriculum development and delivery, Amy has over a decade of experience in the administration of educational programs and workforce development. Her diverse background includes law, economic development, higher education, and nonprofit work. She holds a BA in English from Hendrix College and a JD from the University of Arkansas.

What is an accomplishment that you're especially proud of?

I am very proud to have passed the Bar Exam on the first try. But more than that, I am proud of raising a responsible, hard working, and respectful son.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Why was it good advice?

My grandmother always said “you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” I learned the hard way to take this advice to heart. People truly respond to kind words and actions!

Amy Hertz

Amy Hertz

Asheville, North Carolina

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Amy has a background in higher education. Most recently she worked as the registrar for Brevard College where she evaluated transcripts and maintained a student-centered focus. In addition, she has worked in admissions and student accounts. Amy received a BA in Psychology from Brevard College.

What is the most adventurous thing you have done? Why?

After high school I traveled alone to Spain to meet a friend. We stayed with a local family for a month and explored Pamplona's culture. It was a wonderful experience that pushed me out of my comfort level.

What is your favorite famous or inspirational quote? Why?

"Whatever be the means adopted, you must at last return to the self, so why not abide as the self here and now?" (Ramana Maharshi) I like this quote as it reminds me to stay true to myself and stay present

Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Prior to joining Quantic, Andrew worked in the Financial Services industry serving large multinational corporations as well as smaller regional institutions. He also spent time working in the public sector. A proud alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a BS in Finance, Andrew also earned an MBA from the University of Georgia.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Why was it good advice?

Take each day as it comes. If you live too much in the future, you do not get to enjoy the present.

Where would you go if you could travel to any time and place in the universe? Why?

I would like to travel to the future to see what it holds for myself, my family, and humanity as a whole.

Anna Kreigh

Anna Kreigh

Colchester, Vermont

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Before joining Quantic, Anna was an Accessibility Coordinator at a private college in Vermont where she ensured that all students had equal access to educational programs, services, and activities. She has also worked in the public school system and is passionate about inclusive education. Anna has a BS in Recreation Management and an MEd in Special Education, both from the University of Vermont.

What is your favorite famous or inspirational quote? Why?

"Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday." It is a simple reminder to cherish each day. I actually found it written in a used book I bought when I was working for the US Forest Service in Kentucky and was quite homesick. It brought me comfort and has been applicable ever since.

Would you rather win an Olympic Medal, an Academy Award, or the Nobel Peace Prize? Why?

I would rather win the Nobel Peace Prize because that would mean that I would have made a lasting impact to make the world a safer, better, and happier place.

Brandi Burkowsky

Brandi Burkowsky

New Haven, Connecticut

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Brandi is an entrepreneur, having run a successful family business for over 20 years. Her previous experience in the financial services industry includes working as Chief of Staff for Prudential Financial. Brandi earned a BA in Sociology and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

Who are three people from the past or present that you would choose to have dinner with? Why?

Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr. I would love to talk to them about their resiliency and ability to strongly hold to their convictions through the most difficult of situations.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Why?

"You can't add logic to an emotional situation." I love to exchange ideas with people who offer different viewpoints and find that it is the best way to grow as a person.

Cindy Hartin

Cindy Hartin

Tucson, Arizona

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Cindy previously worked with founders and owners at the Small Business Development Center at Angelo State University and she currently runs her own business in the health and wellness industry. Cindy holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

What is the most adventurous thing you have done? Why?

Taking laps around Texas Motor Speedway in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR race car. I went 150 mph (241 kph) and passed most of the cars in my heat. It was exciting and I would do it again.

Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award, or the Nobel Peace Prize? Why?

An Olympic Medal. Only a few have the ability to win an Olympic medal. It requires discipline to train at a level that is beyond comfortable, a mindset of confidence, and a will to win.

Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero

Brooklyn, New York

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Before joining Quantic, Fernando worked in the textile manufacturing industry, managing a family-run business in Central America. He has a background in college teaching, academic advising, and research in social sciences and humanities. Fernando holds a PhD in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Goucher College.

Where would you go if you could travel to any time and place in the universe? Why?

I would travel to the Kowloon Walled City before its demolition to see in person one of the most impressive examples of social self-organization in history.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Why was it good advice?

The three Delphic maxims: know thyself, nothing in excess, certainty brings ruin. They have truly passed the test of time.