Office of Enrollment Management

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Learn about the Multilingual Ambassador Program

The VCU Multilingual Ambassador Program, one of only five projects selected for REAL Challenge Grant funding as part of the 2021 REAL Grants Initiative, aims to connect multilingual students at VCU with multilingual students in Region 1 K-12 schools in central Virginia.

Learn more about the program

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The Office of Enrollment Management supports the continued success of prospective student outreach. This includes working with local, regional, national and international partner organizations. Our team is committed to identifying barriers to future students to our School of Education academic programs, and collaborating across units to identify creative and sustainable change to improve the admissions process. Through strategic data analysis, student engagement and partner feedback, our team works to continually improve the admissions experience.

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Want to know the different pathways to a four-year degree? How to write a college admissions essay? Where to find information about scholarships? Visit our Resource Blogs page to find answers to these and many other questions to help you on your road to success!

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Meet Our Team

Recruitment Staff

Headshot of Jenna Lenhardt.Jenna Lenhardt, Director of Strategic Recruitment and Outreach, (804) 827-6847SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D., leads the Office of Enrollment Management. She develops strategic recruitment plans for graduate programs and directs partnership engagement and outreach. Jenna grew up near Ithaca, N.Y.

Headshot of Jada Wright.Jada Wright, Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator, (804) 828-3715SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Jada Wright coordinates recruitment events and activities on campus and throughout the Greater Richmond area, conducts information sessions for prospective students, and collaborates with university and community partners.

Headshot of Angelique JamesAngelique James, Graduate Assistant, (804) 827-6847SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Angelique James earned a VCU bachelor's degree in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism in 2022. She is currently pursuing an M.Ed. in Counselor Education and loves to explore criminal psychology in her free time. Angelique is from Fairfax, Va., and plans to move to New York after graduation!

Ambassador/Outreach Team

Headshot of Jasmyne Burrell.Jasmyne Burrell, Team Lead, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Jasmyne Burrell is a junior majoring in interior design at the School of Arts. Her designs focus on material awareness and impact. She was born and raised in southern Maryland.

Headshot of Krista BuenoKrista Bueno, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Krista Bueno is a junior majoring in business who has a background in mechanical engineering. Her home town is Chantilly, Va. 
 

Headshot of Ailya Gillani, student ambassador.Ailya Gillani, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
A first-generation transfer student, Ailya Gillani is a junior in the elementary education program and is working toward becoming an elementary classroom teacher! Her hometown is Sterling, Va. 

Headshot of Dajah Johnson-WrightDajah Johnson-Wright, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Dajah Johnson-Wright is a freshman majoring in pre-dental hygiene with the hope of becoming a dental hygienist. She was born and raised In Philidephia, Pa.

Headshot of Shabnam NooristanyShabnam Nooristany, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Shabnam Nooristany is a public relations major with a minor in international studies, and is from Arlington, Va. 
 

Data/Research Team

Headshot of Cheyenne BrownCheyanne Brown, Team Lead, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Cheyanne Brown is a junior from Suffolk, Va. majoring in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic crime scene investigation, with minors in both psychology and education.

Headshot of Jason NguyenJason Nguyen, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Jason Nguyen is a senior majoring in HPEX with a concentration in health science, and is from Richmond, Va. 
 

Headshot of Vanessa OlazabalVanessa Olazabal, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Vanessa Olazabal is a junior from Triangle, Va. She is majoring in psychology and working toward achieving a certificate for Spanish/English Translater & Interp (SETI).

Headshot of Jazmin TilfasJazmin Tilfas, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Jazmin Tilfas is a Newport News, Va. native majoring in chemistry with a concentration in chemical science. 
 

Video/Creative Team

Alyssa Scinta HeadshotAlyssa Scinta, Team Lead, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Alyssa Scinta is from Raleigh, N.C., majoring in kinetic imaging and minoring in media studies. 
 

Headshot of Uday IllaUday Illa, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Uday Illa is from India/New Jersey, majoring in kinetic imaging. 
 

Danielle Phan HeadshotDanielle Phan, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Danielle Phan is a senior majoring in cinema and is from Annandale, Va. 
 

Headshot of Thomas YoungsThomas Youngs, Ambassador, SOEinfo@vcu.edu
Thomas Youngs is from Purcellville, Va. and is majoring in photography and film.