Admissions Team



Kelly Hernandez, '15

Regional Admissions Coordinator

Hometown: New York, NY
College Major: Management

Here’s a fun fact: Kelly has never owned a car that wasn’t maroon. We’re not sure why. But we are sure that if our prospective students have questions, Kelly has answers. She says it’s rewarding to be a positive role model and represent STAC in Westchester County and her hometown, New York City. And for all of her hard work, Kelly rewards herself with trips around the world, trips to the salon, and trips to Citi Field to watch her beloved New York Mets.

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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.

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Ryan Gasser, .17

Regional Admissions Coordinator

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
College Major: Sport Management

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Ryan’s favorite cartoon character, of course! When he’s not enjoying the antics of SpongeBob, singing karaoke or making his famous pancakes, Ryan travels New York and Connecticut in search of STAC’s next freshman class. As a 2017 STAC alumnus and former Mr. Spartan, Ryan knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful STAC student. Look for him at a guidance office near you!

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.