Admissions Staff

Learn more about our admissions staff, and find contact information for the regional admissions counselor for your area:
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Stefan Schechs - Associate Director of Admissions 

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Stefan graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he studied Ceramics, Printmaking, and Anthropology. Since relocating to Philadelphia, he has worked for various Philadelphia arts organizations including the Institute of Contemporary Art and The Clay Studio. He has a love of gastronomy and has great knowledge of local restaurants. Stefan works closely with all Graduate and Post Baccalaureate Art Education applicants.

Stefan’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4016
Toll-free: 1.800.523.2025

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Emma Irvin - Senior Admissions Counselor

Originally from London, England, Emma graduated from Moore College of Art & Design, with a BFA in Fine Arts. She loves to travel and helped a London based curator connect arts professionals to exhibiting artists in the 2009 Venice Biennale. Emma enjoys meeting and supporting creative students from across the world, the U.S and her home of Philadelphia!

Emma is your admissions counselor if you are from:
Philadelphia, Camden County and Northern NJ (North of Trenton), AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA; a US permanent resident, an international student or have an APO address.

Phone: 215.965.4020
Toll-Free: 1.800.523.2025


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Ruthie Iglesias - Admissions Counselor

Originally from Melbourne, Florida, Ruthie earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010. She completed her Masters at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; focusing her practice on sculpture and installation. She works on her art in an artist collective and studio space which she help co-found in April 2015. She loves living in Philly because of the city’s rich arts, culture, and history resources, and especially for the food!

Ruthie is your admissions counselor if you are from: Southern NJ (South of Trenton excluding Camden County), AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, and Puerto Rico 

Ruthies’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4018
Toll-free: 1.800.523.2025

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Marie Manski - Admissions Counselor

Marie received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2013.  She is a practicing multi-media artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation.  Marie exhibits and teaches locally and loves being a part of the Philadelphia art community.  Marie enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting museums, and cooking unique dishes.  Please let her know if you have any questions regarding Moore or your application process! 

Marie is your admissions counselor if you are from: Pennsylvania (excluding Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties),CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MA, ME, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, OH, OK, RI, SD, TX, VT and WI

Marie’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4019
Toll-free: 1.800.523.2025

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Theresa Ramirez - Admissions Recruiter

Originally from west of Philadelphia, Theresa received her BFAs in sculpture and painting at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 2015. She loves dancing, music video marathons and working collaboratively in video and performance art. 

Theresa's contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4014

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Jasmine Zateeny - Assistant to the Director of Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator

Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jasmine attended Tyler School of Art at Temple University and then Maine College of Art where she received a BFA in Ceramics. Following graduation, she returned to the Philadelphia area where she worked as a studio assistant to various artists and then as the Gallery Coordinator at The Clay Studio.  She loves swimming, fine dining, and enjoys any meal that someone else prepares.  Jasmine is in charge of scheduling campus visits for prospective students, coordinating special events and updating our social media.  Please contact Jasmine if you would like to schedule a campus visit.

Jasmine’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4015
Toll-free: 1.800.523.2025