Chat Panelists

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.

Eddie Pulliam

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Along with recruiting, reading applications, and interviewing candidates for Chicago Booth, Eddie leads recruitment initiatives for under-represented minorities including African American, Hispanic American, Native American, women, and gays and lesbians. He also works on marketing initiatives. Eddie has served as a co-chair for the annual Graduate Management Admission Counsel (GMAC) conference, and is Chicago Booth's representative for the Ten School Diversity Alliance (TSDA).

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.

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.

Audrey Sova

Associate Director, Admissions Marketing

Audrey joined the Full-Time Admissions team in December 2018. She serves on the Admissions Committee as well as works on integrated marketing and communication projects for the Full-Time MBA program. She also works closely with The Booth Experience student bloggers. Prior to Booth, Audrey worked in events, communications, and marketing across business, technology, healthcare, experiential entertainment, and education sectors. Most recently she served as a Marketing Coordinator at SmithBucklin, the largest association management and services company, driving strategic membership and event promotions for six associations. Audrey earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology from Drake University. When she’s not traveling the world, Audrey can be found devouring books, new music, and delicious food from the incredible Chicago restaurant scene. She’s also fluent in Spanish and an avid Chicago sports fan.

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.

John Lim

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Initiatives

John joined the Full-Time Admissions Team in the fall of 2018. In addition to his role on the admissions committee, John is heavily involved on Chicago Booth's Undergraduate Initiatives. Team. He is the Program Coordinator for the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and is responsible for programming and strategy for the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, the deferred MBA Program at Chicago Booth. Prior to joining Booth, John graduated from the University of Chicago where he earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and Public Policy. After graduation, John worked as a high school teacher in Chicago. John is also a current dancer and choreographer in Chicago in his spare time.