Meet Your Admission Counselors

The first trusted friend you'll find in college, and surely not your last. Your Admissions Counselor is your partner to help you through one of the biggest transition periods of your life. Their number one focus? Get you started off on the right foot, allowing you to hit the ground running as you begin this next stage in your life.

Amanda Rios

  • All Transfer Students

Hometown: Greenfield, WI

Education: B.S. Educational Studies – Youth Leadership and minor in Communication

Why I love CUW? Working with Transfer students allows me to help students find their home a 2nd time around. Being a transfer student can be overwhelming at times but CUW welcomes everyone with open arms!

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: I love my Black Lab, Louie, Milwaukee summers and gardening!



Ashley Peichl

States: Illinois

WI Counties:

  • Adams
  • Ashland
  • Barron
  • Bayfield
  • Brown
  • Buffalo
  • Burnett
  • Calumet
  • Chippewa
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Crawford
  • Douglas
  • Dunn
  • Eau Claire
  • Florence
  • Fond Du Lac
  • Forest
  • Green Lake
  • Iron
  • Jackson
  • Juneau
  • Lacrosse
  • Langlade
  • Lincoln
  • Marathon
  • Marinette
  • Marquette
  • Menominee
  • Monroe
  • Oconto
  • Oneida
  • Outagamie
  • Pepin
  • Pierce
  • Polk
  • Portage
  • Price
  • Richland
  • Rusk
  • Sauk
  • Sawyer
  • Shawano
  • St. Croix
  • Taylor
  • Trempeleau
  • Vernon
  • Vilas
  • Washburn
  • Waukesha
  • Waupaca
  • Washara
  • Winnebago
  • Wood

Hometown: Plymouth, WI

Education: B.S. Social Work and Psychology

Why I love CUW? The people! It is hard not to feel welcomed the second you step on campus from anyone you encounter here. Also, I love the lake! Who wouldn’t like driving up to that beautiful scene on a daily basis?! .

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: Enjoying life with my black lab Harley, traveling (especially to the beach!), accomplishing DIY projects, and watching bad reality TV.



Mark Mentele

  • WI Counties: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Education: B.A. History

Why I love CUW? This community strives to create an environment that allows students the opportunity to live a life immersed in education through collaboration. There is little separation between the faculty, staff and students on a daily basis. Everyone on campus is completely invested in making CUW a wonderful place to grow in mind, body, and spirit.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: I am a lifelong traveler who is obsessed with art, music, world cultures, the beauty of nature, and of course…the Green Bay Packers.


Michaela Hanson

  • States West of the Mississippi

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Education: B.S. Biology

Why I love CUW? I Love being a part of the CUW community because I have never felt so at-home in a place so far from my family.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: The only routine I like in life is having coffee every morning.



Sarah Kitterman

  • WI Counties: Dodge, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington

Hometown: Slinger, WI

Education: B.A. Business Communication, Minor Psychology; M.S. Student Personnel Administration

Why I love CUW? I love that CUW feels like my second home to me. The people, friendly atmosphere and the beautiful lake view make me love waking up each morning to come into work! Working in Higher Education is such a fun and rewarding field to be a part of. I enjoy building relationships with my families and truly enjoy helping students during this exciting time of transitioning from high school to college.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: I am a small town girl with a big city smile who loves my family, friends, the outdoors, shopping and being active.



Trammell Lynes

  • WI Counties: Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, Walworth
  • States East of the Mississippi (except WI, IL)

Hometown: Christina Lake, BC, Canada

Education: B.S. Justice and Public Policy

Why I love CUW? When I moved across the continent to a different country everyone at CUW welcomed me with open arms and provided me with more opportunities for personal growth than I ever thought possible. CUW quickly became my home here in America and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence: I am always striving to try something new and discover all of the amazing intricacies this planet and its cultures have to offer.