Admissions Team


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Andrew Tartara, '13

Regional Admissions Coordinator

Hometown: Bardonia, NY
College Major: Psychology

What we’re about to say may shock you. Andrew Tartara has never eaten a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. Never. But aside from that, he’s a pretty normal guy. He travels New Jersey in search of future STAC students and says he enjoys telling them all about STAC’s welcoming community and exceptional academic programs. Back home, Andrew enjoys collecting foreign currency, fishing and cheering for England’s Liverpool Football Club. He says if he could have any superpower, he’d like to see into the future. We feel certain there’s a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich in it.


Osvaldo Vargas, '16

Admissions Counselor & Special Program Advisor

Hometown: Bronx, NY
College Major: Accounting

Osvaldo is a Boston Red Sox fan who grew up in the Bronx. We’re guessing this may have made for some interesting conversations from time to time. When he’s not rooting for his beloved Sox, swimming or listening to/making music, he’s traveling back to his hometown to speak with future STAC students and working with our students in the HEOP Program. He says he loves playing a role in STAC’s success. We say we’re happy to have him.

Lisa Carlos

Lisa Carlos

Admissions Office Assistant

Hometown: Demarest, NJ
College Major: Psychology
Lisa Carlos is a child of the 80s. Give her a little Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham! or Michael Jackson…maybe a John Hughes movie or two…and she’s a happy camper. Know what else makes her happy? Working with incoming students and helping them make a successful transition from high school to college. In her free time, Lisa enjoys exercising, spending time with her family and hitting the beach.