Meet the Admissions Team
Melissa Hong, Director of Admissions and Enrollment
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.
Jennifer Hickman, Associate Director of Admissions
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 at 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.
Megan Shotwell, Associate Director of Admissions
Prior to joining the Hewitt community, Megan served as co-director of high school placement at Rodeph Sholom School for eight years. During her 18 year tenure there she wore many hats, including enrollment associate, middle school assistant, and middle school advisor.
Megan received a B.A. in international studies from Kenyon College and a master’s in social work from NYU. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, solving crosswords, and exploring Brooklyn with her two year old son.