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Meet the Admissions Team

Laura Andrews
Laura Andrews

Assistant Dean, Graduate Admissions
802 258-3511
laura.andrews@sit.edu

Laura Andrews joined the SIT Graduate Admissions team as assistant dean in September 2016. She has spent almost two decades in graduate enrollment management at small mission-driven institutions in various disciplines from education to environmental studies and management.

Joan Perreault
Joan Perreault

Senior Admissions Officer and Marketing Specialist
802 258-3491
joan.perreault@sit.edu

Joan Perreault has worked in international education for more than a decade. She holds an MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute, where she currently works in the areas of admissions and marketing. 

Nkenge Ransom-Friday
Nkenge Ransom-Friday

Associate Director of Student Affairs and Senior Admissions Officer
202 464-6644
nkenge.friday@sit.edu

Nkenge currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Affairs and Senior Admissions Officer at SIT Graduate Institute’s Washington, DC Center. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College with a BA in English and the University of Oklahoma with an MA in international/human relations.

Mary Kay Sigda
Mary Kay Sigda

Senior Admissions Officer
802 258-3103
marykay.sigda@sit.edu

Mary Kay is a senior admissions officer with eight years of experience working with students at SIT. Her goal is to help students determine their goals and to align them with their best experience options here at SIT. She is also a member of our adjunct faculty—so the students she helps admit are often in her classroom!

Sharon Swartz
Sharon Swartz

Graduate Admissions Assistant
802 258-3525
sharon.swartz@sit.edu

Joyce Ting
Joyce Ting

Graduate Admissions Officer
802 258-3324
joyce.ting@sit.edu

Originally from Singapore, Joyce completed her BA at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, focusing on linguistics and Japanese, and spent a year studying abroad in Tokyo at Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies.

Maira Tungatarova
Maira Tungatarova

Graduate Admissions Officer
802 258-3326
maira.tungatarova@sit.edu

Maira currently serves as a graduate admissions officer. She has worked as a program officer for US Government–sponsored programs such as the Global Undergraduate Program, Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, and Edmund Muskie Graduate Program at International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), a nonprofit US organization with headquarters in Washington, DC.