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!

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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.

Annemarie Hardee

Annemarie Hardee

Dallas, Texas

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Prior to joining Quantic, Annemarie worked in healthcare education and operations. She is passionate about equitable education programs and seeing students achieve their goals. Annemarie received a BA in Professional Writing from Baylor University and an MS in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

What is an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?

Obtaining my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Why?

A famous singer. I have always wondered what it would be like to hear your song come on the radio!

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.

Daniele Passantino

Daniele Passantino

Los Angeles, California

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Daniele has many years of experience working at both public and private higher education institutions. She has served in admissions and student services, assisting a vast array of students along their educational path. Daniele graduated from Rider University with a BA in Theater.

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

I am on a quest to visit all of the National Parks in the United States, and so far, I am 60% towards meeting my goal.

What is your favorite famous or inspirational quote? Why?

"The world always seems brighter when you have just made something that was not there before" (Neil Gaiman). This reminds me that creating something contributes to your happiness, no matter how big or small.