Meet the Team

We welcome anyone interested in NYUSPS to contact our Admissions team so we can get you started on the next steps of your academic journey. We gladly schedule appointments Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please contact us by phone or email to schedule your appointment.

Phone: 212-998-7100


Instagram: @nyuspsadmissions

Cynthia Pérez

Director of Admissions

Ashley Sinha

Associate Director of Admissions

Lindsey O'Reilly

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations

Yuris Garcia

Admissions Officer

Meet Yuris Garcia, a valued member of our team who is deeply committed to the world of academia and admissions. With a strong background in Human Resources and a passion for Real Estate, Yuris brings a wealth of experience to our team. Her diverse experiences offer a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge. Yuris’s unwavering dedication to educational resources and her strong passion for shaping the future of academic admissions make her a valuable asset to our mission of empowering learners from all walks of life.

Adrienne Gutierrez


As a first-generation college and law school graduate, Adrienne strongly believes in education equity and is passionate about opening doors to the world of higher education for folks from all walks of life. She is excited to be a part of the SPS team where accessibility is a top priority and the individuality of our applicants is celebrated. In her spare time she enjoys baking and trying new recipes, an afternoon at any one of the incredible museums New York City has to offer, and watching movies with a big bowl of popcorn.

Gayle Kent

Admissions Officer

Gayle is deeply committed to equity and access in education. She is thrilled to be part of the SPS admissions team and to assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals. Outside of work, Gayle enjoys swimming, embroidery, and going to the tourist traps of NYC, despite being a lifelong New Yorker.

Stevens Ruiz

Admissions Officer

Stevens is dedicated to doing all they can to help applicants feel ready & assured in themselves. Stevens strives to continue NYUSPS' goals in giving all applicants the equity and accessibility they would need to continue to pursue their academic and professional career. Outside of work, Stevens is a Group Fitness Trainer and is passionate about physical wellness, comedy, and watching anime.

Sherril Walker-Ward

Admissions Officer

Sherril is as passionate about helping applicants through the admissions process as she is about knitting and spending time with her family.