You might meet one of our counselors on the road, on campus, or while learning about a specific program! All of our Admissions Counselors are experts and can’t wait to help get all of your questions answered about being an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh.
Heather Hoffman, Director of Visitor Engagement
Heather is an extremely proud two-time Pitt alumna who bleeds blue and gold! Her bachelor’s degree was in Communication with a minor in Theatre Arts and M.Ed in Higher Education Management. She has been working over the past 15 years to help create a perfect campus visit experience and hopes to see you and your family on campus soon! A love for Pitt runs strong in her family, with not only her husband and two sisters also being Pitt Alums but, her father devoting the majority of his career (45+years) at Pitt. She and her husband are looking forward to sharing their blue and gold spirit with their 9-month-old daughter!
Barry Duerr, Associate Director of Admissions
Barry is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh who has worked in the Office of Admissions for almost 26 years. He enjoys movies, music, and all Pittsburgh and Pitt Panther sports teams. The thing he is most proud of is being a three-time Pitt dad.
Steven Zyra, Assistant Director
Steven is a proud Pitt alum, graduating from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences with a double major of Communication and Rhetoric and History. He is also a native to the city of Pittsburgh and loves sharing all of the ways Pitt students can take advantage of the city in their backyard.
Jane Smith, Enrollment Services Manager
Jane is a graduate from Pitt’s English department with a degree in Writing, and a certificate in Children’s Literature. She transferred to Pitt in her sophomore year for the urban atmosphere, engaging classes, and diverse student body. She loves the city of Pittsburgh –especially the museums and restaurants.
Zach Grossi, Enrollment Services Manager
Zach is a two time graduate of Pitt with degrees in Anthropology, Japanese, Korean and Secondary Social Studies Education. He decided to attend Pitt due to the urban campus location as well as access to international programming. He loves hiking and camping in Allegheny National Forest with his partner and taking the long way to get there on his motorcycle.
Lyndee Feick, Enrollment Services Manager
Originally from Eastern PA, Lyndee fell in love with the City of Pittsburgh during her time as an undergraduate student at Pitt. She graduated with a degree in Urban Studies & Environmental Studies with a certificate in Sustainability. In her free time, she likes to explore the city with her dog and try out new recipes in the kitchen!
Lauren Panetti, Associate Director of Academic Partnerships
Lauren is a two-time Pitt alumnus earning her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and M.Ed in Higher Education Management. For over 15 years Lauren has worked at Pitt in the Office of International Services and currently in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Traveling, learning about other cultures, and sharing her Pitt experiences with international students are some of Lauren’s passions. Lauren, her husband and 2 year old son love exploring Pittsburgh and all the amazing restaurants.
Justin is a proud Pitt Alum and one of the founding members of the Oakland Zoo! (A student cheering section at Pitt sporting events.) He owes his health and happiness to the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed a successful weight-loss research program and met his wife that he married on the Pitt campus at Heinz Chapel!
Madison went to school 800 miles away from her hometown and was the first person in her family to go to college! She recently relocated back to Pittsburgh and loves making local recommendations for our on-campus visitors.
Jarrod is from the Greater Pittsburgh region and loves western Pennsylvania and all things Pitt. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Before coming to Pitt, he was a teacher for 6 years. If he’s not at the Cathedral of Learning or Alumni Hall, he’s enjoying Pittsburgh sports! You can also find him coaching and playing local rugby.
Anna is a native Pittsburgher and proud Pitt alum. During her undergraduate time, she studied Marketing, French, and International Business, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Pitt. When not sharing her stories from Pitt or recruiting students for the School of Computing and Information, Anna loves to sing, read, or catch a show downtown in Pittsburgh’s amazing Cultural District!
Brie Charles is a recent Pittsburgh transplant and, having lived in both the Midwest and the East Coast, has found Pittsburgh to be the perfect blended city! When not exploring the food scene, you can find her with a book in one of Pittsburgh’s many parks!
Joanna graduated from Pitt’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in 2020. She studied Anthropology and Historic Preservation and completed internships at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Point Line Project’s curatorial agency. Joanna is now completing her Masters in Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She is passionate about working with students in the Higher Education field and sharing her Pitt experience!
Therese Grimes, Director of Transfer Initiatives
Therese has been a higher education professional for 22 years—ten of those years with the University of Pittsburgh! She enjoys assisting students in finding the college that’s the best fit! She loves spending time in Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods, cultural activities, and great restaurants with friends and family.
DeLane Crutcher, Associate Director of Transfer Initiatives
DeLane is a first generation and transfer student. He has worked in higher education for over 15 years and has worked at four colleges across the U.S. DeLane enjoys reading, cooking and a round of golf.
Amaya Christie, Enrollment Services Manager
Amaya is a recent graduate of Pitt with her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. What she loves most about Pitt is the many research opportunities for students of all majors and interests. In her free time, she loves to bake bread and practice yoga.
Dawn Crutcher, Transfer Credit Coordinator
Dawn has over 16 years of experience in college admissions. She enjoys helping prospective students navigate the admission process. Outside of assisting students through the transfer process, Dawn likes watching old movies, the Hallmark Channel, shopping, reading, interior decorating, and spending time with family.