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Kimberly Epps

Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Strategy

Kimberly Epps joined Chicago Booth’s Full-Time Admissions Office in July 2015. Kim is Assistant Director on the Outreach Team and is responsible for the Campus Visit Program and Booth Live events. Prior to Booth, Kim worked in the non-profit sector and has held positions at American Bar Association and American Library Association. Born and raised in Chicago, Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Governors State University and a Meeting, Convention and Exhibition Management Certificate from Roosevelt University. Kim volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House near the University of Chicago Comer Hospital. You can catch Kim on the sidelines cheering on her son at various sporting events in her spare time.

Anna Chalfin

Associate Director, Enrollment Strategy

Anna joined the Full-Time MBA Admissions team in October 2018 and sits on the Enrollment Strategy team. Anna's focus is engaging alumni in the admissions process, along with serving on the Full-Time Admissions Committee. Prior to Chicago Booth, Anna worked at UChicago's Office of Career Advancement on the Employer Relations and Development team. In this role, Anna partnered with tech and healthcare organizations recruiting undergraduates at the University. Anna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. After graduation, she worked as a consultant and then taught English abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.

Sena Agawu

Associate Director, Diversity Outreach

Sena joined the Full-Time Admissions team in the fall of 2019. In addition to serving as part of the admissions committee she works with the Enrollment Strategy Team on diversity outreach initiatives. She is responsible for the planning and execution of Diversity Day, Booth's on-campus event for prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds. Prior to Chicago Booth, Sena oversaw the diversity recruitment initiatives for all Master’s and Doctoral programs at the University of Chicago. She earned her Master’s degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies from Dickinson College. In her spare time, Sena enjoys exploring the restaurants and museums of Chicago, riding her bike along the lake, and spending time with her partner, Will, and their cat, Oscar.

Kate Hoffman

Senior Associate Director of Admissions Marketing

Kate joined Booth’s Full-Time Admissions team in April, 2015. She works on integrated marketing and communication projects for the full time MBA program, serves as part of the Admissions Committee, and works closely with the Booth Experience Fellows. Kate comes to admissions from Chicago Booth’s marketing department, where she was a writer and editor for two and a half years. She has been in Chicago since 2006 and spent nearly six years writing for Dream Town Realty, a Chicago-based real estate company. Kate previously lived in Michigan where she worked for a number of local publications including Real Detroit, The Oakland Press, and the Ferndale Mirror. She has a bachelor's in advertising and master's in journalism from Michigan State University.

Nicole Chen

Associate Director, Student Recruitment

Nicole serves on the Admissions Committee, focusing on operations and alumni engagement. Prior to Chicago Booth, Nicole worked in the University of Chicago Office of Career Advancement as a career advisor for the UChicago Careers in STEM program. In this role, she advised undergraduate students through the internship and job search processes and graduate school applications. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also worked in the Admissions Office. Nicole lives in Lincoln Park and spends most of her time trying new restaurants and going to random events around the city. She also enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, and cheering on Michigan sports teams.

Lizzie Seidenstricker

Associate Director of Admissions Marketing

Lizzie joined the admissions team in June 2015. She serves as a part of the admissions committee and works to develop creative content for various Booth communication channels. She also works closely with The Booth Experience Fellows. Prior to joining Booth, Lizzie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her bachelor’s degree in strategic communication and communication arts. After graduation, she worked as a freelance videographer/editor for various companies around Milwaukee. In her spare time, Lizzie works as part of the production team for the WBEZ podcast PleasureTown.

Cat Goodin

Assistant Director, Enrollment Strategy

Cat Goodin joined the Full-Time Admissions team in the fall of 2018. In addition to serving as part of the admissions committee she works with the Enrollment Strategy Team on global outreach and events. She is responsible for the planning and execution of the First Day, Booth's admitted student weekend. Prior to Chicago Booth, Cat oversaw the daily operations of a Target location in the Greater Chicago Area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Event Management from Indiana University where she spent her time volunteering for the Indiana University Student Foundation as a Steering Committee member.

Carlos Gooden

Director, Student Recruitment

Carlos supports the strategic recruitment efforts related to enrollment which includes providing leadership to the admissions committee. Prior to joining Booth, Carlos has worked in college admissions for over 11 years in enrollment strategy, diversity recruitment, marketing, and orientation roles. As a proud native of Ohio, he attended The University of Toledo for undergraduate and graduate school. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership where his research centers around admissions policies and their impacts at urban institutions.