Meet Your Admission Counselors

Cori NeversMs. Cori Nevers | Executive Director

Cori has given dedicated service to Sacred Heart University, admitting students for fourteen years. "This is an exciting time to be an international student at SHU," says Cori. "I love how the campus is energized when students come to our campus from a broad diversity of backgrounds.” Cori can sometimes be found climbing the Great Wall of China, exploring Petra, Jordan, and running road races in Istanbul, Turkey!

International Graduate Applicants

Keith GallinelliMr. Keith Gallinelli | Director

Speaks English & Chinese

Keith Gallinelli comes to Sacred Heart after living abroad for thirteen years - nine in Nanjing, China and four in Seoul, South Korea. He has worked with hundreds of international students and their families as they have made the decision to come to the United States (and Canada) to study. He has traveled to nearly 30 countries around the world, and especially loves to travel across countries by bicycle. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and holds a Master’s in Geology and a MBA.


Tel: 203-257-6304

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International Undergraduate Applicants

Ms. Suzanne Cordatos | Director

‌Suzanne loves meeting international students on campus and around the world--and with 17 countries stamped in her passport, it is quite possible she's been to yours! She comes to SHU after working for the University of Pennsylvania. Suzanne has family in Greece and the Midwest, and one of her favorite jobs after college was teaching English in Tokyo, Japan.





Tel: 860-205-2013

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Francesca De RisoMs. Francesca De Riso | Director

Speaks English, Italian, German & Spanish

Francesca moved to the United States in 2015 from Milan, Italy, where she was born and raised. She graduated with an MA in foreign languages and literature and has worked as student recruiter for Universita’ Bocconi. She is fluent in Italian, English and German, likes traveling, working out, teaching Italian and meeting with students from all over the world.



Tel: 475-225-0750

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Kotomi MizutaniMs. Kotomi Mizutani | Work Study

Speaks English & Japanese

Hello! I am from Japan. After getting a BA in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, I decided to study Art. At SHU, I am majoring in Art & Design and studying graphic design and illustration since Fall 2014. I have played baton twirling for ten years and I play golf too. I love talking to international students, so feel free to contact me anytime. I can also talk to you in Japanese too.