Admission Representatives

We are excited to get to know you! Your Admission Representative will work with you throughout the admission process, reading your application, advocating you to the Admission Committee, and addressing your questions and concerns. Admission Reps manage specific territories based on where you attend school. To get in touch with your personal Admission Representative, select the option below that best represents you.

I plan to apply as a Transfer Student
I attend high school outside of the U.S.
I attend high school in a U.S. Territory (e.g. Puerto Rico)

I attend high school in California
(Select the region that best fits you)

Anaheim Berkeley Central Coast Central Valley
East Los Angeles Hollywood / Wilshire La Puente / Covina Long Beach
Oakland Palo Alto Pasadena / Glendale Riverside
Sacramento San Bernardino / Ontario San Diego San Fernando Valley
San Francisco San Jose San Mateo San Rafael
Santa Ana South Bay (Los Angeles) South Los Angeles South Orange County
West Los Angeles / West Beach Whittier    

I attend high school in another U.S. State or the District of Columbia

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming    

Kieron Miller

Kieron MillerDirector of Admission

This is Kieron's eighteenth year in the Admission Office at Whittier. As Director of Admission, his responsibilities are more than we can list here. He is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan which is a very hard thing to be these days. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Kieron's major focused on African History. He cannot begin to tell you how happy he is now that there is a Dunkin' Donuts in Whittier where he believes the best coffee in the world is poured. Kieron is also the proud father of a ten year old iPad addict named Owen.

Laura Arenstein

Laura ArensteinDirector of International Recruitment

This Occidental College graduate comes to Whittier with a love for food. She is famous in the office for being ESPN's corndog eating champion of 2009. Laura recruits all over the world and this gives her the opportunity to eat some of her favorite foods- Haggis (sheep's stomach), Fried Spiders, and Witchetty Grubs. Laura also has a love for antiques, which is why she worked briefly at MySpace (please ask your grandparents about this ancient Facebook). Please don't sing ''Let it Go'' or talk about Frozen in Laura's presence (she had such high hopes of winning Culver City's Elsa costume contest of 2014, but was beaten by a 4 year old). Laura is the resident Cheesehead and lives by her family motto- "Follow me or perish, sweater monkeys".

Janine Bissic '08

Janine BissicAssociate Director of Admission/Campus Visit Coordinator

After having her arms surgically attached to her sides, Janine went on to win the hearts and minds of the Irish people while appearing and competing on the Irish-American Dance Idol 2004. Janine has since left her dancing shoes behind and is happily married to a super famous musician with whom she has two hilarious children. She is a passionate Lakers fan, even going so far as to plan the birth of her son to land on the birthday of Kobe Bryant. This fact is a good example of her planning expertise as well as her love for the purple and gold, which just so happen to be Whittier College's colors too! She gladly accepts all challenges to dance battle… anytime, anyplace.

Gabriel Chabran '06

Gabriel ChabranAssistant Director of Admission

Gabriel or Gab as he likes to be known is also a Whittier College grad (2006). Gab is the official Office "B" Movie star and can be seen doing the zombie shuffle in "Diary of the Dead." Apart from trying to eat the brains of his fellow colleagues, Gab can be found hosting art shows, trash talking, and doing Tai Chi on campus (come visit to check him out!). Gab also loves long beach walks, vampire novels, and the color amber.

Meghan Couch-Edwards '14

Meghan Couch-EdwardsAdmission Counselor

Meghan, or Megatron, as she likes to be known, is our office resident Transformer. Mega is a massive fan of people dressed as mascots, cartoon characters, and other funny costumes. You will find her on most weekends at Disneyland (only 16 miles away) hunting down Mickey, Minnie and the gang... just to hug their massive heads. Originally hailing from Maine, Mega has a love for lobsters and is famous in her hometown of Northport for her renowned lobster Shakespearian puppet show—A Midsummer Night's Lobster (or as they are known in Italy—The Lobsters of Venice). Mega spent a semester in Argentina where she became known as the pied piper of stray dogs... she saved many lives and is now an excellent flutist..

Darryl Foy '04

Darryl FoyAssociate Director of Admission

Hailing from Middlesbrough and Manchester England, Darryl came to the states fifteen years ago to study at Whittier. A 2004 graduate, he is a "devoted and loyal Manchester United" football fan (that's soccer here in the states). Darryl's resemblance to Harry Potter is uncanny, so it is a good thing that he enjoys the books and movies (though he would prefer to be James Bond). Darryl's life is controlled by his two boys, Jack & Max, and Scottish Terrier, Indy. Darryl would also like to add that English food is great.

David Laine '07

David LaineAssistant Director of Admission

David graduated with a B.A. in English and Music from Whittier College in 2007, and received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College in 2015. He can often be found singing in the style of Ben Folds or David Bowie, depending on how his day is going, but his signature song is Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now." David is rarely without a book, unless he's traveling with his Nook. David loves A Game of Thrones; he pores over Gaiman's tomes. He loves to read Lovecraft and Poe, but Bradbury is best, you know. When not reading weird fantasy and horror, David writes grants for environmental organizations and plays board games that most people have never heard of.

Adrianna Prejna '07

Adrianna PrejnaAssistant Director of Admission

The wheels on the bus go round and round…" Adri can often be heard singing this earworm throughout the day thanks to the eclectic musical tastes of her children. You're welcome. This choir nerd certainly feels at home with the Admission's own hip hop group, Kieron and the Funky Bunch. Besides her penchant for the existential nursery rhyme, Adri wastes a lot of her time meowing back to cats when they meow at her. This book worm can proudly boast that she has read 50 out of the 100 most popular books (thanks in no small part to her Audible account), and loves Pride and Prejudice with or without Zombies (Gabriel Chabran was once cast as the zombie Mr. Darcy).

Richard Scaffidi '76

Richard ScaffidiAssociate Director of Admission

This "Dramalum" directed or acted in dozens of plays at Whittier either as a student or faculty member. In Hollywood he gained renown as an entertainment journalist; notably 13 years on the select L.A. Drama Critics Circle. Yet Richard's zeal for theatre is matched by his love for dogs, and for baseball ("Go Dodgers!"), including 30-plus years as the wheeler-dealer "owner" of a championship Rotisserie League team named "Richard's Poor Almanacs." Besides that, he was a winner on TV's "Wheel of Fortune"; his older brother Roy also graduated Whittier; and he's worked in Admission for colleges founded by Quakers, Taoists, Jews, and Catholics – but not simultaneously.