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Mailing Address
California Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1200 E. California Blvd.
Mail Code 10-90
Pasadena, CA 91125
Location (for visits)
383 S. Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone
626-395-6341

 

E-mail
ugadmissions@caltech.edu

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday

Regional Admissions Counselors

Caltech admissions officers are assigned to different regions of the United States. Feel free to contact the officer representing your area!

Please note that each e-mail address uses the following format:

username@caltech.edu

Jarrid James Whitney, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Username: ugadmissions
Office: (626) 395-6341
Territories
: California (Los Angeles private schools), Hawaii

Jarrid comes to Caltech after holding several positions in admissions and financial aid at Cornell University (his alma mater), Dartmouth College, Stanford University, Notre Dame de Namur University, and most recently Santa Clara University. He is originally from a small town in rural, upstate New York where he was the first in his family to attend a four-year institution. It was at Cornell where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree and developed a passion for access and equity for underserved populations, which led him to his work in college admissions. He later went on to Harvard University and earned a Master's in Education with a focus on Higher Education.

Karly Barraza Brockett, Associate Director
Username: brockett
Office: (626) 395-8934
Territories: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico

Karly graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor's degree in History and a minor in Spanish and worked in admissions at DePauw for a year. She then joined Trinity University's Office of Admissions as the lead for diversity recruitment and community outreach for five years.  During that time she earned a Master of Education in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas in San Antonio.  Karly is responsible for diversity recruitment at Caltech.

Erin Gore, Associate Director
Username: egore
Office: (626) 395-2645
Territories: California (Northern), Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Erin received her BA in International Relations and Foreign Policy from Boston University. Upon graduating, Erin worked at Simmons College as a Senior Admissions Counselor for three years. After becoming tired of digging her car out of snow, Erin returned to her home state of California. She then went on to work for six years in domestic and international recruitment at Claremont Graduate University, where she is finishing up her part-time M.B.A. in Marketing. Erin is currently responsible for managing marketing and communications, as well as the reading cycle for future Techer applications.

Jann Lacoss, Ph.D., Senior Assistant Director
Username: jlacoss
Office: (626) 395-6343
Territories:
California (San Diego) District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, International territories

Jann joined Caltech after several years at the University of Virginia's Teaching Resource Center. She holds a Ph.D in Slavic Folklore from U.Va., an MA in Russian Literature from New York University, and a BA in general studies from Ferrum College. She has taught Russian language, literature and folklore, studies children's folklore, and has crocheted pi to about 30 decimal points. Jann is responsible for the International application cycle, serves as the webmaster for Undergraduate Admissions, assists with publications and runs the student blogs. 

Matt YbarraMatt Ybarra, Assistant Director
Username:mattybarra
Office: (626) 395-8324
Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin

Originally from Kansas, Matt graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and cut his teeth in admissions working 2 1/2 years for Leland Jr. Since joining Caltech in 2011, Matt has been excited to yield the next great class of world-shaping Techers, and he coordinates Prefrosh Weekend to that end. Matt works on publications, campus events, and serves as our office's liaison to the Caltech Athletics department. You may also contact Matt for information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill - Yellow Ribbon program.

Mackenzie Brown, Admissions Counselor
Username: mhbrown
Office: (626) 395-2644
Territories: Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, California (Orange County).

Originally from Minnesota, Mackenzie graduated from nearby Occidental College with a degree in Urban and Environmental Policy. Previously she worked at a local solar engineering company and studied renewable energy technology in Iceland. Now she is excited to apply both this technical background and what she learned working with Occidental College’s Admission Office to recruit the next batch of Techers. Mackenzie is responsible for college counselor events and Caltech in a Day.

Joanna Araujo Johanna Araujo, Admissions Counselor
Username: jaraujo
Office: (626) 395-8376

Johanna grew up in the Los Angeles are where she attended Pasadena City College and transferred to UCLA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Literature and Culture and a minor in Afro-American Studies. Recently, she earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Redlands. Johanna is our community liaison, works on campus events, and is responsible for counselor visits.

Territories: California (Los Angeles and Greater Area, Inland Empire, Central Coast), Idaho, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Nevada

 

Scott Jung, Associate Director for Operations
Username: sjung
Office: (626) 395-4126

A native of Southern California, Scott attended UCLA where he received his bachelor's degree in Economics. He has been working in the Admissions Office for over ten years.

Marta ChangMarta Chang, Admissions Coordinator
Username: martae
Office:
(626) 395-2659

Marta has worked at Caltech since 1999. Taking a short break from admissions, she spent a year in the Applied Math Department. Having focused her studies in Computer Science, her work background is diverse.

Christine Waldor Christine Waldor, Admissions Coordinator
Username: waldor
Office: (626) 395-6342

Christine has worked in the Admissions Office since 2001. Prior to Caltech, she worked in the financial sector as well as the Admissions Office at Whittier College, where she graduated with a BA in English.


Tiffanie LoveTiffanie Love, Receptionist

Username: tlove
Office: (626) 395-6341

Tiffanie is a native of Pasadena and attended John Muir High School. She is currently in school studying psychology.