Meet Your Counselor

Our Admissions Counselors are ready to meet you! Find them at college fairs, visiting your school—or get in touch with them here. Questions about graduate, undergraduate and transfer admissions? Need help in planning your campus visit? We’re happy to help.

Sabrina

Sabrina

Sabrina Taylor, MA

Associate Vice President of Admissions

As the Director of Admissions at Woodbury University, Sabrina provides senior level leadership to the recruitment, admission and enrollment initiatives across all student populations for Woodbury University.

Sabrina has more than 19 years of experience in higher education, non-profits, enrollment management and marketing.  She holds a BS in Fashion Marketing and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. In her free time, you can find Sabrina trying to get through her reading list for the year, binge watching old X-Files and Twin Peaks episodes on Netflix or heading to the closest live music venue.

‘I want to live in a world where education is available for anyone who wants it.’

CONTACT
Email or call (818) 252-5225

Text me: (818) 532-5392

Ani

Ani

Ani Khukoyan Boniadi, MBA, MA

Director of Admissions

Woodbury is not only academically competitive, but the faculty and staff genuinely care about the success of their students. For that reason, I am blessed to be part of a department where I can work with individuals and make their education dreams come true. Although education requires a great amount of time commitment, in the end, it is one of the most rewarding accomplishments one can achieve.

“My goal is to provide the right support and directed guidance to allow students the ultimate Woodbury experience of individualized attention.”

CONTACT
Email  or call (818) 252-5224

Text me: (818) 532-5182

Janet

Janet

Janet Asuncion, BArch

Admissions Counselor, San Diego Campus

Earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Woodbury University, Janet is able to give prospective students her representation of Woodbury University’s School of Architecture in San Diego from an alumnus’ perspective as well as from an administrators perspective.

Keeping in touch with current and alumni students and making connections in between is important and valuable in growing and nurturing our Woodbury community.

Aside from her work in the Office of Admissions, Janet has taken advantage of the opportunities that Woodbury University presents. She took a group of students on a volunteer build trip in Mexico in the Summer of 2015 and is currently working with a community garden in the neighborhood of Logan Heights with a mini grant obtained from Woodbury’s Architecture and Civic Engagement Center.

“I take pride in the personal relationships I foster with students as well as with the faculty and staff at our San Diego and Los Angeles campuses.”

CONTACT
Email or call (619) 235-2900 x414

Text me: (619) 762-3262

Oscar

Oscar

Oscar Barcena, BBA

Senior Admissions Counselor

Oscar is an Alumni who graduated from Woodbury University in 2014. He was part of the business program where he got his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing. He now works with the Admissions office, sharing his Woodbury Experience with prospective students, “I believe Woodbury University offers students an environment where their academic and leadership qualities will thrive. I completed my bachelors degree here and have now taken on the challenge of starting the MBA program. I have enjoyed the small classroom size at Woodbury because there is much value added in a place where I can actually get to know my professors, my peers and learn from their unique experiences”. Oscar is a Senior Admissions Counselor for the university.

Email  or call (818) 252-5133

Text me: (818) 237-4046

Ovsanna

Ovsanna

Ovsanna Adjikian Daglian, MA

Graduate Coordinator & Recruiter

Ovsanna is a Woodbury University alumna, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2008 and her Master of Arts in Leadership in 2015. Originally from Armenia, her family migrated to the United States in 1991. She was raised in Hollywood, California, where she attended John Marshall High School, and furthered her education at Woodbury University thereafter.  Having been a former student at Woodbury she is most fond of “focus, commitment and accessibility Woodbury offers the students”. In her current position as a Graduate Recruiter and Coordinator, she works directly with all graduate students during the admission process.

“The one-on-one attention, helpful staff, faculty, deans, and chairs, give students a competitive edge when trying to discover their true passion and locating work in the real world”.

CONTACT
Email  or call (818) 252-5209

Text me: (818) 351-2183

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth de la Cruz, MA

Admissions Counselor

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Elizabeth is a product of private school education. She is an advocate for the undeniable benefits that can only come from participation in engaging, practice-based learning environments where students can grow their talents and artistry. Elizabeth is a proud Alumna of Woodbury University, having earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is the Admissions Counselor for the School of Architecture and the Applied Computer Science program and brings to Woodbury extensive experience in student service. Throughout her professional career in education, Elizabeth has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of student populations ranging from elementary school students all the way up to post-doctoral and working professionals. She assists students and their families in navigating the admissions process and is inspired to help students achieve their educational goals and ultimately – change their life trajectories.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  —Nelson Mandela

CONTACT
email  or call (818) 394-3363

Text me: (818) 319-4721

Marina

Marina

Marina Adlivankina Sais, MS

International Admissions Counselor

Over the last 10 years, Marina has worked in many areas of student service at various higher education institutions. She comes to Woodbury University with over 7 years of experience in international education.

As the International Admissions Counselor, Marina is committed to helping international students find the right program at Woodbury University and have a seamless admission process.

Her educational journey inspires her work, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management, and Marketing, as well as a Master’s of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management from CSU, Northridge.

“The journey of learning is accomplished not by the completion of a degree, but in the everyday challenges which teach us to think critically and open our eyes to see the world more finely.”

CONTACT
Email or call (818) 394-3338

Text me: (818) 351-2129

Lilian

Lilian

Lilian Castellanos, MA

Campus Recruiter

I attended California State University, Northridge for both my undergraduate and graduated degree. I received a B.S in Family Consumer Sciences and a M.A in Administration in Higher Education. Prior to joining Woodbury’s admissions team. I promoted higher education as a high school advising coordinator. I would assist high school students with the transition from high school to college. Now, as a campus recruiter for Woodbury University, I plan to continue promoting higher education for both high school and transfer students.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”. –Pele

CONTACT
EMAIL or call (818) 252-5221

 

Torrie

Torrie

Torrie Lewine

Campus Tour Coordinator

Torrie attended a small private university, much like Woodbury, in Rhode Island, and felt that she had opportunities not available to students at large institutions that truly made her college experience unique. She was able to make personal connections with faculty, staff, and students. Torrie came to work at Woodbury knowing that students would receive the same personalized attention here that helped her succeed, something that students are only able to receive at small colleges. She hopes that you’ll experience this when you tour our campus!

CONTACT
Email or call (818) 252-5230
Brianna

Brianna

Brianna Lehmann

Senior Campus Recruiter

Brianna has worked in higher education for almost 10 years from admissions counseling to student recruitment. She is an Alumna of Warner Pacific College where she earned her Master’s degree in Management & Organizational Leadership and earned her Bachelor’s at San Jose State in Radio, Television, & Film. Brianna’s favorite part of recruitment is making new connections with parents and students to teachers and counselors. Seeing students excited about the career possibilities that college can cultivate will never get old. She likes to spend her free time camping/hiking, researching her next outdoor adventure, and taking improv classes.

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.”​ – Henry Brooks Adams

CONTACT
Email or call (818) 252-5221