Undergraduate Admissions Staff
Regional Admissions Counselor
DC, MD, VA
Hometown: Chestertown, MD
Education: Bachelor of Science in Communications Media from Indiana University Pennsylvania
Interests: A wide variety of music, Philadelphia sports, fishing and hiking, baseball, and video games.
About Me: I enjoy seeing students reach their highest potential while accomplishing personal goals. I love to converse with people of all backgrounds and cultures. I want to help students find their home at Cabrini University!
Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place on campus is the basketball court. Cabrini has such a clean looking court to shoot around on.
Fun Fact: I have owned every videogame console since the release of Nintendo 64.
PA Counties: Philadelphia
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Movies, music, and food!
About Me: I’m a city girl from Philly who loves helping and making a difference. I have a creative side which leads me to sometimes randomly trying new craft ideas, cooking or baking, changing my hair, or dabbling in make-up.
Fav Place on Campus: My favorite place at Cabrini would have to be the Admissions Office! It’s such a lively place to meet great people and start a new and exciting journey.
Fun Fact: I have a Maltese named Brooklyn who is the cutest little dog! She likes to sit on your lap and take naps all day. She’s my fur-kid!
PA Counties: Bucks, Montgomery
IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI, WV
Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing at Eastern University
Interests: All things Philadelphia sports, baseball, and petting dogs.
About Me: I enjoy spending my time working out, going to concerts and most importantly trying to help others achieve their goals.
Favorite Place on Campus: Dixon Center, the renovations to the gym help you get in a solid workout and it updated equipment which is great.
Fun Fact: The first car I ever had was a 1993 Sundance it was older than me had 4 different colors and couldn’t go over 60 mph, but it will always be my favorite car.
Assistant Director, Admissions
PA Counties: Columbia, Delaware, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, Union
AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, NY, UT
Hometown: Glenolden, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in French from Immaculata University (plus dual education certs: elementary and special ed) and Master of Arts in educational leadership from Immaculata University
Interests: Dance, pop culture, city life (living in the City of Brotherly Love and all of its glory), education, healthy living, travel, and the occasional light-hearted novel
About Me: If I had to choose three words to describe myself, they would be passionate, personable, and positive. I really like meeting new people and working with them. I always try to have a smile on my face and can be enthusiastic about anything and everything. My two biggest passions are probably traveling and dancing, which in turn leads me to love going to new places and then dancing in them, sometimes.
Favorite Place on Campus: If I had to pick my favorite place on campus, it would have to be the Mansion. Ever so cozy and nice, it’s very fancy, but it doesn’t brag about it. I like to pretend that I’m on Downton Abbey while I’m there, just hanging out on my English estate in the countryside.
Fun Fact: I have lived in London and Paris, but Philadelphia will always have a special place in my heart!
PA Counties: Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
NJ Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, KS, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Education: B.S. in Marketing/Communication from Mansfield University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Bloomsburg University
Interests: Sports, Music, and Traveling
About Me: I enjoy working with students and assisting them with the advancement of their education. I also enjoy showing them how fun education can be!
Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place on Cabrini's campus would be the Dixon Center. The new gym and equipment are amazing!
Fun Fact: I have 11 siblings!
PA Counties: Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Schuylkill, York
All students who identify as multicultural outside of Philadelphia and New Jersey
Hometown: Born in Peru, raised in New Jersey
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Interests: I'm into thrifting and discovering new foods.
About Me: I love making meaningful connections with people especially if I can be of any help in their individual quests. I've been super fortunate and a product of wonderful support systems, so I'm happy when I can be there for others. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Favorite Place on Campus: Cavs Corner! I love the energy of the students as they get to relax a bit between their classes.
Fun Fact: Learning how to ride a bike is on my bucket list.
Samantha Murray ('17)
PA Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland
AK, CT, HI, ID, MA, ME, MT, NH, OR, RI, VT, WA, WY
Hometown: Havertown, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Cabrini University (Minor in Political Science)
Interests: Theatre, reading, traveling, trying new food
About Me: If you can’t find me working, chances are I’m in New York seeing a Broadway show, reading a good book, or spending time with my friends in the city. I love meeting new people, which is why I fell in love with higher education. Coming back to Cabrini as a counselor is nothing short of a dream come true. I remember my experience with the admissions office and my counselor when I was an incoming freshman and how positive it was, and I’m thrilled to hopefully give that same experience to our incoming students in the future.
Favorite Place on Campus: As a student, my favorite place on campus was the theatre. I spent four years meeting some of my best friends and making so many memories while getting to perform and do what I loved. As an alum, I love coming back and seeing how much the program has grown and evolved. If I can recommend anything to my students, it's to get involved and find your family at Cabrini. It truly makes the biggest difference.
Fun Fact: I've seen 13 Broadway shows in the past year!
Jill Nawoyski ('17)
NJ Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Marketing at Cabrini University.
Interests: Reading, running, being behind a video camera, going to concerts, exploring new places, learning new things and trying new food!
About Me: I am a Jersey girl born and raised in Washington Township and Ocean City who loves the beach, coffee, and a good book. I enjoy helping people, freelancing video and trying to better myself through learning or reading new things. I'm a firm believer in loving what you do and that's why I was so excited to return to Cabrini to work in the admissions office, a place where I gave tours and created so many friendships during my undergraduate career. When I walked across the graduation stage in 2017, I knew that it wasn't a "goodbye," but rather a "see you later." I look forward to furthering my education in the future, continuing to make great memories here and giving back to the place that gave me so much.
Favorite Place on Campus: I love the second floor of the library - when I was a student I would spend a lot of my time writing essays there. It's so peaceful and hidden!
Fun Fact: I was the very first student to graduate from Cabrini "University!"
PA County: Select Schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey along with Hispanic students from these areas.
Camden Academy Charter High School (NJ), Leap Academy University Charter School (NJ), Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter HS, Hardy Williams High Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter High School, Lenfest Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Pickett Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Thomas Campus (Philadelphia), Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School (Philadelphia), Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School (Philadelphia), Olney Charter High School (Philadelphia), Edison-Fareira High School (Philadelphia), Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School (Philadelphia), Mariana Bracetti Academy High School (Philadelphia)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Human Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Interests: Music, dancing, singing, reading, and social justice issues.
About Me: I am a super bubbly and goofy person. My family is literally my everything! I truly enjoy helping others and making sure they see their true potential because everyone in the world deserves at least a bit of sunshine.
Favorite Place on Campus: I’d have to say the Mansion! It is so interesting and full of history.
Fun Fact: I got to experience the Magic during my Disney College Internship Program!
Justin Sillner ('12)
Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions
Transfer students and Re-Admit Students
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cabrini University
Interests: Listening to all kinds of music, traveling to new places, popular culture, being down the shore, thrifting, and literally everything on Bravo.
About Me: I am a very easy going person that enjoys the simple things in life. I love being with family and friends but also enjoy getting to meet new people. One of the best feelings for me is being able to help others in any capacity, big or small.
Fun Fact: I love the Mansion and Grace Hall because of the history behind them but my absolute favorite place would have to be the Communications wing. As an undergrad, I spent pretty much every day there and I consider it like home.
Charlie Spencer ('00, MS '03)
Director, International and Military Recruitment
All Military and International Students
Hometown: Bay Village, OH
Education: Bachelor of Arts in political science and Master of Science in Organization Leadership from Cabrini College
Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, working out., and watching movies- but baseball is my favorite.
About Me: I am easygoing, and I enjoy hearing stories of families I meet, "Power is knowledge" is one of my favorite sayings. Our 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-son keep my wife and me busy.