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 City and County, AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, LA, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY,MT, NE, ND, NM, International, APO, Permanent Residents

Emma's contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4020
Toll-Free: 1.800.523.2025

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Mary Beth Foehrenbach  -  Admissions Counselor

Originally from a rural town in Connecticut, Mary Beth graduated from Moore in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration. Mary Beth has a love of 19th century scientific, medical, and botanical illustration. When she’s not creating new artwork, she spends her time exploring the gardens and arboretums of the greater Philadelphia area.

Mary Beth is your admissions counselor if you are from: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

Mary Beth’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4019
Toll-Free: 1.800.523.2025



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Karla Coriat - Admissions Counselor

Originally from Peru, Karla grew up in Sarasota, FL. She graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2014. Karla is a freelance designer and loves printmaking, drawing, exploring Philly, and trying out new and local restaurants. She loves binge watching television shows, listening to music, and dancing. Please let her know if you have any questions about Moore!

Karla is your admissions counselor if you are from: Delaware and Chester Counties, AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, Puerto Rico



Karla's contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4018
Toll-free: 1.800.523.2025

Photo: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

Laura Volkening - Admissions Counselor

Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Laura graduated from College of Charleston in 2012 with a BA in Studio Art. Laura recently ran the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s private tour program and wrote reviews and interviews for Chicago’s NewCity Magazine and EXPO Chicago. When Laura is not working in the studio or at Moore she is exploring Philadelphia’s various art venues, writing, biking and eating any food she doesn’t have to cook herself.

Laura is your admissions counselor if you are from: Pennsylvania excluding Delaware, Philadelphia and Chester Counties, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

Laura’s contact info:
Phone: 215.965.4015
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