We asked the Student Recruitment and Global Outreach team what they look forward to most about Virtual Admitted Student Week this February.

Ranjan Daniels
Ranjan Daniels

"As a Harris student, I forged lifelong connections with classmates from around the world. I am most looking forward to the Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Dinner Conversation. We need leaders who can bring people together to drive evidence-based innovation. This work starts by having fellowship and getting to know your UChicago classmates, staff, and faculty. Together, we will take on the most vexing policy issues that challenge our communities.”

Ranjan Daniels, Senior Associate Dean, Student Recruitment and Global Outreach
Jenny Erickson
Jenny Erickson

"I’m most looking forward to our keynote event with Dr. Emily Landon and Dean Katherine Baicker. Dr. Landon has been an incredible positive voice as we have navigated the pandemic, and an essential resource for our University and the country, and Dean Baicker is a leader in the field of health economics. I’m really looking forward to the conversation they will have."

Jenny Erickson, Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing Strategy
Shilin Liu

"This year we are offering more resources from the diverse and lively networks of faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. Admitted students will have a great time making connections and hearing research that excites them to join the Harris community! "

Shilin Liu, Director, International Partnerships & Executive Education
Devon Reber Drehmer
Devon Reber Drehmer

"Our team has organized some terrific sessions with UChicago faculty at Harris and other divisions. I’m excited for our incoming students to start connecting with faculty and their research." 

Devon Reber Drehmer, Director, Student Recruitment and Operations  
Jay Landau
Jay Landau

"I’m eager to hear from Dean Baicker and Dr. Landon in the keynote on Post-Covid 19 policy issues, as well of course, for incoming students to have opportunities to converse with staff, faculty, students, and alumni about opportunities to have an impact at Harris."

Jay Landau, Assistant Director of Data Analytics
Samantha Ng
Samantha Ng

"We have some great panels of alumni from around the world! I’m looking forward to hearing how their time at Harris has impacted their trajectory and how they’re currently making an impact in their community."

Samantha Ng, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
Nathan Robbins
Nathan Robbins

"I’m excited to connect with students in a more casual and organic fashion. I’ve had scheduled Zoom meetings with many of them, but it’ll be great to converse with them outside of a time-limited meeting."

Nathan Robbins, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment
Sparkle Dalphinis
Sparkle Dalphinis

"I’m excited to see admitted students connect with their future classmates as well as other members of the Harris community. Many lasting friendships start during admitted student week."

Sparkle Dalphinis, Associate Director of Student Recruitment
Riyanna Coleman
Riyanna Coleman

I am looking forward to continuing the sense of community we have built through Virtual Living Room sessions, 1:1 appointments, and staff and faculty events. This event will entail all of that and then some. Even in the virtual environment, the Harris staff, students, and UChicago community is here to advocate, support, and provide the best public policy education possible.

Riyanna Coleman, Student Recruitment Specialist 
Andie Ingram Eccles
Andie Ingram Eccles

"I cannot wait for students to connect with faculty and peers. ASW creates space for the moments when students learn of their common passion for policy and begin to exchange experiences, literature, and contact information. Students impress me with their initiative and intentionality to connect with one another using the virtual platforms to build groups based on policy topics, hobbies, and more." 

Andie Ingram Eccles, Student Recruitment and International Programs Specialist: 
Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards

"I’m looking forward to admitted students interacting with their future classmates and faculty members. ASW is an invaluable opportunity to get a sense of the Harris community, and I hope our admits are able to see themselves as part of it."

Blake Edwards, Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Sam Schmidt
Sam Schmidt

"I’m especially looking forward to connecting with students for the welcome reception and virtual happy hour in GatherTown. GatherTown is a video-conferencing platform that simulates an in-person environment (similar to an RPG videogame) where you can move around and interact with different people and even play games!"

Sam Schmidt, Recruitment Marketing Project Coordinator