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Undergraduate Counselors & Staff

If you are a first-time undergraduate, you will be assigned an admissions counselor based on the first letter of your last name (family name). Please refer to the following breakdown to identify your admissions counselor:


Student Last Names (Family Names) starting with the letter:Admissions Counselor:
A-DRyan Carroccino
E-KJon Bolles
L-QAnagha Prasan-Hanna
R-ZMarissa Cote
All transfer studentsShannon Gallagher
All graduate studentsStacy Petersen-Domurat

Undergraduate Admissions

Jon Bolles

Assistant Director of Admissions (counselor for last names starting with E-K)

Jon is an admissions counselor and practicing painter. He represents MassArt in Massachusetts (Hampden & Hampshire County) as well as in Maine and Pennsylvania. He is excited to introduce students to the art school experience and brings his enthusiasm for art into each classroom visit and portfolio review.

Meet with Jon

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Ryan Carroccino

Admissions Counselor (for last names starting with A-D)

Ryan is an admissions counselor representing MassArt in Essex County in Massachusetts as well as in New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Prior to joining the admissions team, Ryan was on the other side of the admissions process as a proud alumnus of MassArt, where he studied Illustration. Ryan keeps an active multi-media studio practice with a focus on painting, and he loves connecting over art, film, and all things creative.

Meet with Ryan

Corey Corcoran

Associate Director of Admissions

Corey is the in-office admissions counselor at MassArt. He conducts portfolio reviews and information sessions with prospective students and assists with various marketing and recruitment efforts for the College. He is also a proud MassArt alumnus with an active artistic practice that includes drawing, illustration, and animation. 

Meet with Corey

Marissa Cote

Admissions Counselor (for last names starting with R-Z)

Marissa is an admissions counselor and practicing artist. She represents MassArt in Middlesex County in Massachusetts as well as in Connecticut, Illinois, and Rhode Island. Marissa is a proud MassArt alumna of both the Studio for Interrelated Media and Fibers departments. She enjoys learning about students’ artistic ideas and passions, and she loves weaving, color, and long conversations about conceptual art.


Meet with Marissa

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Shannon Gallagher

Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions

Shannon’s primary focus on the Admissions team is supporting transfer students. As an enthusiastic alumna of MassArt (Photography and SIM), she’s thrilled to be returning to this creative community to help students find their path to accomplishing their education goals. Shannon is always excited to connect with students about their passions and loves to write, photograph, cook, and play outside.

Meet with Shannon

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Gina Grenier

Director of Admissions

Gina has worked in the MassArt Admissions Office for over 13 years. She loves being a source of support and guidance for students as they navigate through the art school admissions world. She is also a proud alumna (‘04 Sculpture) and maintains an active studio practice focusing on ceramics. She also has a slight obsession with cats.

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Marcus Payzant

Director of Admissions

Marcus has worked in the MassArt admissions office for over five years. He travels frequently on behalf of the College and enjoys connecting with students and teachers. He earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and maintains a consistent studio practice that focuses on drawing and painting.

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Anagha Prasan-Hanna

Admissions Counselor (for last names starting with L-Q)

Anagha is an admissions counselor representing MassArt in Suffolk County in Massachusetts as well as in California and New Jersey. Having experienced MassArt as an international student herself (Painting and Art Education), Anagha is excited when amidst new artists and ready to explore their life’s ambitions with them. She maintains an active studio practice and keeps up with current conversations in the field. In her free time, she climbs rocks, lifts weights, and obsesses over her resident and foster cats.

Meet with Anagha


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Lauren Wilshusen

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Lauren Wilshusen has been at MassArt for over 19 years. She was drawn to MassArt because of its public mission, dedication to students, and her own love of the arts. Lauren’s favorite part of her job is helping students and families navigate the admissions process.

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Graduate Admissions

Stacy Petersen Domurat

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions and Operations
T: (617) 879-7222
F: (617 ) 879-7250

Admissions Visitor Services Team

Michael Hogan

Associate Director of Visitor Experience

Having spent the past 15 years honing his visitor experience skills in the Museum and Hospitality fields at such institutions as the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Boston Children’s Museum, Michael has brought his attention to detail and love of crowds to the higher education field at MassArt. When he is not planning the logistics of campus tours and admissions events, Michael enjoys travel and photography. 

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Andrew Joubert

Admissions Office and Engagement Coordinator

As an Alumnus of MassArt (Animation, ’22), Andrew firmly believes in the strong impressions that can be left by MassArt’s facilities and the thriving student community found on its campus. He welcomes visitors from all walks of life to partake in student-led tours and delights in co-planning Admissions events. In his free time, he can be found animating, leading table-top roleplaying games, playing video games, and finding his next colorful button-up shirt.

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