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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180-3590

Phone (518) 276-6216
Fax (518) 276-4072

General admissions inquiries may be e-mailed to admissions@rpi.edu.

Rensselaer Admissions counselors may be contacted by telephone at (518) 276-6216.

Admissions Counselors

To send an e-mail message to a counselor, click on their name.
Theresa Abbott
Assistant Director
Favorite thing about Troy: I love going out to Grafton State Park to kayak and go for hikes around the lakes. In downtown Troy, I love the wood-fired pizza at Bacchus.

Territories: Alaska, California (Northern), Colorado, Hawaii, Maine

Hanif Cropper
Admissions Counselor
Favorite thing about Troy: I spend most of my lunch breaks at I Love New York Pizza. I also enjoy Rockin‘ on the River during the summer time.

Territories: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (Brooklyn), Ohio, Oklahoma

Ulysses deArmas
Associate Director
Favorite thing about Troy: My favorite places in Troy are The Ruck for their wonderful wings and wing burgers, and Manory’s. I love Manory’s because it looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is fantastic and the friendly wait staff do a great job.

Territories: District of Columbia, Guam, Maryland, New York City (excluding Brooklyn), Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia

Jim Driggs
Admissions Counselor
Favorite thing about Troy: Troy is a great small city! I love Manory’s for breakfast and Dinosaur BBQ for lunch and dinner. The Malt Room is also a great place to relax. Tri-City Valley Cats baseball games are a great way to watch minor league baseball- I also love supporting our RPI sports teams!

Territories: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington

Meghan Griggs
Assistant Director
Favorite thing about Troy: I love to go to the Troy Farmer‘s Market on Saturday mornings, and discover the cute new boutiques. Downtown Troy also has some of the best food options in the Capital District. Two of my favorite places are Troy Kitchen and Thunder Mountain Curry, an Indian/Pakistani and Thai restaurant located right here on campus.

Territories: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas

Heather Hansen
Associate Director
Favorite thing about Troy: Ali Baba Mediterranean restaurant- it is a short walk from campus, and the fresh-baked lavash with yogurt sauce is amazing!

Territories: Massachusetts (Western), New York (Capital District), Vermont

Melissa Johnson
Admissions Counselor
Favorite thing about Troy: I love Psychedelicatessen – it’s a great place for a bagel and coffee.

Territories: Delaware, New York (Rockland and Westchester), Pennsylvania

Karen S. Long
Director, Undergraduate Admission
Favorite thing about Troy: I love the variety of cultural activities and festivals offered throughout the year. From concerts in EMPAC and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, to summer concerts along the Hudson River the music scene in Troy is vibrant. Troy Night Out, Chowderfest, the Pig Out, and the Victorian Christmas Stroll are great annual events that bring the local community together.

Territories: Massachusetts (Eastern)

Greg Marcoux
Assistant Director

Favorite thing about Troy: I love Troy because there is always something to do. There are many great restaurants to visit in downtown- Brown’s, Dinosaur BBQ, or Slidin’ Dirty just to name a few. There is also the Troy Farmer’s Market which is always great to get some local food and produce. Troy is in a great location as well- being 10 minutes from Albany and 3 hours from Boston, NYC, and Montreal, whether it is one of the great restaurants, events downtown, or a quick trip to a larger city there is always something to do.

Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island

 

Arianna Palumbo
Assistant Director
Favorite thing about Troy: My favorite way to spend a Saturday in Troy is to go to the Farmer’s Market then check out a new restaurant downtown. So far my favorite restaurant has been The Whistling Tea Kettle. They have great panninis, sandwiches, soups, etc. and a wide variety of hot and iced tea. There is something for everyone!

Territories: California (Southern), Connecticut

Alexandria Pizzola
Admissions Counselor
Favorite thing about Troy: From the top floors of the Troy Public Library to Infinity Café to the vibrant street art, Troy offers so much to explore and experience. One of my personal favorites is the Front Parlor Series, a monthly event where amateur and veteran storytellers share true stories based on a common theme.

Territories: Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York (Long Island), North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Nicholas Rosato
Associate Director
Favorite thing about Troy: Troy Night Out – a monthly arts and cultural event the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. It’s a great opportunity to check out the local, unique shops, art galleries, musicians, and restaurants.

Territories: International (excluding China & India), New York (mid-Hudson), transfer, US Citizens living abroad

Hannah Simms
Admissions Counselor
Favorite thing about Troy: I absolutely love Troy Night Out, a monthly art night held in gallery spaces all across downtown Troy. It is a fabulous excuse to try a new restaurant and then check out the amazing work of Troy‘s most creative minds. When it comes to a daytime experience, Illium Cafe is delicious and a total gem.

Territories: New Jersey

Megan Whalen
Assistant Director
Favorite thing about Troy: Sweet Sue’s is one of my favorite lunch/sweet treat spots in Downtown Troy – the menu is farm-to-plate, simple, and changes with the seasons or the weather!

Territories: International (China & India only), New York (Central, Northern, Western)

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