Meet the Admissions Team
Prior to Hewitt, Melissa spent eight years as the director of early learning center and lower division admissions at Avenues: The World School, where she was instrumental in helping lead enrollment and retention efforts. In addition, she oversaw global campus transfers, collaborated with colleagues on various committees, and partnered closely with the Avenues Parents’ Association.
Melissa earned a B.A. from Tufts University, where she majored in English and French, and an M. Ed. from Teachers College at Columbia University. A native New Yorker, she attended The Nightingale Bamford School and the Trinity School. Melissa lived in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore before moving back to Manhattan, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
One of Lisa’s favorite things about working in admissions is conveying the warmth and passion of the Hewitt community. She is proud to work at a school that gives every student the opportunity to find her own unique sense of purpose. It was this community that attracted Lisa to Hewitt over 14 years ago, and that continues to inspire her to be her best self.
A graduate of SUNY Albany, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology. Before coming to Hewitt, Lisa worked in the advertising industry in media planning. She is an avid runner and the mother of two children whose baseball games and tennis matches keep her busy!
Prior to coming to Hewitt, Jennifer worked in administrative positions at Teachers College, Columbia University, and at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has also served as an assistant teacher for middle school students through the Journeys Into American Indian Territory museum program and as a writer and research editor at a variety of magazines.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in women's studies from Occidental College, a master's degree from NYU in humanities and social thought, and a master's from Teachers College, Columbia University in clinical psychology. Her personal interests include researching wellness and mind-body medicine practices and exploring museums and nature. Jennifer's two children fill her days with activities and joy.