The 2020-21 school year is Eric's second as a formal member of the college counseling team. He has assisted the team informally for the past five years with special projects such as interview preparation and essay editing. Eric continues to serve as Newman's Director of Communications, a senior administrative position he has held for seven years.
As a college counselor, Eric appreciates gaining an understanding of students’ goals and guiding them through a process that can be as rewarding as it is challenging. With his professional background in communications, marketing, and journalism, he is especially eager to help students express themselves compellingly and authentically in writing.
An Upper School advisor for the past seven years, Eric enjoys being a listening ear and problem-solving partner for students and families, skills he is now able to apply to college counseling. Eric is a graduate of the ACCIS New Counselor Workshop (2019) and the Stanley King Counseling Institute (2018). While COVID-19 has grounded the team, he is well on his way to visiting as many college campuses and connecting with as many admission officers (in person or virtually) as possible.
A proud Newman graduate from the Class of 2000, Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University in 2004, a master’s in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2009, and worked in marketing and communications in corporate, non-profit, startup, and agency settings before returning to his alma mater as an administrator in 2014. Eric also taught journalism in the Upper School from 2017-2018.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys cooking, travel, British television, and spending time with family, especially his young nephews and niece.