Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees in Washington, DC

Meet The Admissions Staff

The Office of Admissions is here to support and guide you through the admissions process at Trinity Washington University! Please contact us at 202-884-9400 or
admissions@trinitydc.edu to discuss your educational aspirations, schedule an appointment or request assistance with your application.

Senior Admissions Leaders

hughes, deirdreDeirdre Hughes
Executive Director for Enrollment Development
Graduate and Professional Schools

Deirdre Hughes serves as the Executive Director of Enrollment Development has extensive experience working in higher education and admissions. Deirdre started her career in admissions as a student assistant at her undergraduate alma mater and then went on to work for Georgetown University’s Law Center, Saint Louis University School Law, and Texas A& M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law). After moving back to the Washington, DC area she transitioned from law school admissions to nursing admissions and served as the Associate Director of Admissions for the George Washington University School of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at William Smith College in Geneva, NY and a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School in Pittsburgh, PA.

Deirdre is an avid tennis player and currently competes in the US Tennis Association Northern Virginia league.

IrisIris Escarraman ’10, ’16
Executive Director for Enrollment Development
College of Arts and Sciences

Iris serves as the Executive Director for Enrollment Development for the College of Arts and Sciences. In her role, she focuses on community partnerships, transfer students and the Dreamer Scholarship and Conway Nursing cohorts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree from Trinity Washington University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in counseling from Trinity. She enjoys encouraging young women to achieve their goals through higher education and seeks to empower and advocate for those in her community. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her dog Panda. She describes her strength as an unwavering commitment to encouraging young women to achieve their goals through higher education.

Sonia Taylor-Watson
Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Enrollment Development

Drawing on her previous experience at a Washington-area nonprofit, Sonia manages the production of Trinity’s recruiting materials and communications. Sonia is a native of Washington DC., and a huge Washington National Baseball fan. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and her dog, Ralph.

College of Arts and Sciences

JessicaJessica Stamp ’14
Enrollment Recruiter

Jessica serves as the Enrollment Recruiter for the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in Communications from Trinity Washington University. As an alumna, her experience in the College of Arts and Sciences prompted her to become staff at the institution. She enjoys the opportunity to interact with prospective students and serving as an instrumental asset to their exploration of Trinity.

She believes in the power of higher education and sees it as integral to a future student’s success. She asserts that the overall goal of a liberal arts women’s institution of higher learning is to foster the foundations of leadership to mold young women into inspirational leaders of society.

She is the first person in her family to attend college. Therefore, as a first-generation student, she discovered her strength at Trinity through a wide variety of activities including playing on the Trinity tennis team where she won MVP for the 2012 playing session. She also served as the President of the Student Government Association, participated in the gospel choir and in a variety of other campus clubs. She describes her strengths as ambition, courage, and leadership.

KenyaKenya Kirkland
Enrollment Recruiter

Kenya serves as an Enrollment Recruiter for the College of Arts and Sciences. She recently served as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the women’s basketball team at Jacksonville University. She has also served as the Director of Operations for the women’s basketball team at Auburn University.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Social and Public Policy from  Georgetown University. She feels honored to work for a university that values women and education and is committed to serving the community; this is the reason she chose to work at Trinity Washington University (in addition to the wonderful people). She finds the most rewarding part of her job is working with young women and helping them surpass their expectations. She also values her work because she personally experienced the impact of education and its transformative power.

She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling, reading, and trying new foods. She describes her strengths as loyalty, hard work, and a love for learning.

Tiffany Carolina Solis ’16
Enrollment Recruiter

Tiffany holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in forensic psychology from Trinity Washington University, where her coursework helped her to appreciate the many different points of view in today’s society. While encouraging intelligent young women to prosper in their daily lives and to be successful, Tiffany particularly likes interacting with students from different regions of the country. Proud to be a first-generation college graduate, Tiffany enjoys coffee, pizza, and spending time with her family.

Giovanteey Bishop
Enrollment Recruiter for Transfer Students

A devoted advocate of women’s empowerment, Giovanteey obtained her Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan University.  As a first generation college student, she can attest to the transformative impact of education, and believes it is a fundamental tool for women unlocking their potential.

Graduate and Professional Studies

Reginald Black
Enrollment Recruiter
Graduate and Professional Schools

A native Washingtonian, Reginald has held various life coaching and education-related positions throughout the region. He holds a bachelor’s of environmental science and a master’s in Natural Resource Management, both from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. As a young professional Reginald began to understand people are one of the greatest natural resources. Through his experience as a life coach, he has found that helping people reach their goals has grown from an objective to a reflex. Reginald is excited to continue helping people achieve their goals and dreams at Trinity.

Cynthia Bond
Enrollment Recruiter
Graduate and Professional Schools

Cynthia seeks to empower others to accomplish their goals. Cynthia received her Master’s in Public Administration, Management, from the University of the District of Columbia, and her Bachelor of Science, Economics, from the University of Maryland College Park.  She is also a trained life coach. In her spare time, Cynthia provides service to the elderly, and takes joy in reading, dancing, and laughing.

DeMarques Coleman
Enrollment Recruiter
Graduate and Professional Schools

A recent transplant from Atlanta, DeMarques discovered his passion for higher education while serving as lead student ambassador at his alma mater. He has since worked in the admissions departments of Winston Salem State University and Georgia Southern University. DeMarques spends his free time helping young men with college preparation through his beloved fraternal organization of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.  He also enjoys outdoor fitness, including long runs with his black Labrador, Pharaoh.

Reese Herth
Enrollment Recruiter
Graduate and Professional Schools

Reese’s passion for higher education is rooted in his love for sports and competition at the collegiate level. An experienced athletic consultant specializing in individual and team skill development, Reese has also worked in sales, representing Fortune 500 clients. He spends his free time coaching youth basketball in the national capital area, and enjoying time with loved ones.

Dee Holtzner
Enrollment Coordinator

Dee is the primary point of contact for students seeking assistance with admission to Trinity’s professional programs and the new student enrollment process. She has received her master’s degree from Coppin State/University of Baltimore in Human Services Administration, and has more than 17 years of experience in higher education. Dee enjoys spending time with her daughter, parents, reading, and long walks with her schnauzer, Hero.

Data and Operations

Tyler Martin
Data and Operations Manager

Tyler serves as the manager of data operations for Enrollment Development in the Office of Admissions.  In his role, Tyler manages all admissions data and the operational processes, procedures, and policies that govern the institutional admissions standards. In addition, he provides advanced analysis and reporting to support senior enrollment development leaders with strategic decision-making.

Tyler’s previous university work was as a project manager for a homelessness-awareness newspaper published by the Center for Community Action and Service-Learning at Gonzaga University, Tyler’s alma mater, where he double-majored in biology and political science.  More recently, Tyler served as an analyst and advisor for an accounting and consulting firm in D.C. whose clientele is composed of nonprofit entities.  Tyler also worked for nonprofits in Albania and Mexico.

Tyler joined Trinity Washington University because of the institution’s commitment to an accessible education that is rooted in equity and justice.  He is continually inspired by his co-workers and Trinity’s students, who are loyal, mission-oriented, and confident leaders.

Tyler’s hobbies include reading long-form journalism and systems and statistical analysis in ice hockey.

Ashley Hardie ’14
Enrollment Support Specialist

Ashley serves as the Enrollment Support Specialist for the Office of Admissions. In her role, she is the first point of contact for all visitors and guests. She brings a wealth of experience including, media coordination, production assistance, event coordination, social media and web marketing. Recently, she served as the Media Coordinator for BET in its national headquarters in Washington, D. C. She has also served as a Production Assistant for Fox 45 in Baltimore, Maryland and as a Master Control Operator for WTVZ in Norfolk, Virginia. Her experience in commercial television media brings a consummate level of professionalism, creativity, and a world-class smile to the Admissions team. She holds a Master of Arts in Communications degree from Trinity Washington University.

Exer PictureExer Jefferson
Data Entry Specialist

Exer serves as the Data Entry Specialist for the Office of Admissions. She is responsible for processing applications and inquiries, maintain file management, process and update student credentials, and runs daily reports. She brings over 15 years of experience in higher education. She enjoys knowing that she is helping someone further their education and pursuing their dreams.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, movies, trying new foods, and serving the community through her church.  She describes her strength as: strong work ethic.

lewisleLesleyan Jackson
Data Entry Specialist

Lesleyan is a Data Entry Specialist in the Office of Admissions. Lesleyan has over five years of data entry experience supporting nonprofit, government and health care organizations. In her role, she is responsible for processing inquiry and application data and file management. Lesleyan joined Trinity because of the institution’s powerful mission, reputation for greatness and commitment to excellence.

Lesleyan is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. Degree in Health Policy and Administration. She is an avid reader who also enjoys Pilates, eating pescatarian dishes and spending time with loved ones.  Lesleyan’s favorite quote is by Gandhi (“Be the change you wish to see in the world”) because the quote challenges individuals to be innovative and make positive contributions to our world.

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