Meet Your Admissions Counselors

If you live outside of the state of Florida, please contact Lisa Henry, Assistant Director.

If you live outside of the U.S., please contact Joseph Sousa, Admissions Counselor.

If you are a transfer student, please contact transfer@usfsp.edu.

(727) 873-4142

Mailing Address:
Undergraduate Admissions
140 Seventh Avenue South, BAY 117
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Jill Brown

JILL BROWN

Admissions Counselor
jillcbrown@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4002

Quick Facts

  • Hometown:  Fort Smith, AR
  • Degree:  BA Communication
  • Hobbies:  Running, boxing, stand-up paddle boarding, dog therapy.
  • Personal motto:  “Smile, be kind, and volunteer  –  you will make a difference!”

What is your favorite college memory?

Tailgating before and after football and basketball games — FREE, home-cooked food!

Who had the greatest influence on your life?

My grandmother was the most kind-hearted, generous and curious world traveler.  She saw beauty and goodness in everything and never met a stranger.  She taught me to appreciate every single breath and opportunity.

What advice would you give to applicants?

Carpe diem.

Jill recruits and assists Transfer students, helping them make a smooth transition into USFSP.

Lisa Henry

LISA HENRY

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
lrycroft@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4648

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Lexington, MA
  • Degree: M.A. Spanish Literature, B.A. International Relations, minor in Spanish
  • Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and spending time in the great outdoors hiking, camping, and exploring the local, state and national parks. And, I’m a big soccer fan!
  • Personal motto: “Be kind. Tell the truth. Do your best.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Studying abroad in Costa Rica, taking part in Model Organization of American States (OAS), taking courses taught by the most amazing professors who continuously challenge you to do more and to be more.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents, who provided encouragement and opportunities, who were always there to embrace in the difficult times and to celebrate the wins, and who taught me how to find my own way.

What advice would you give to applicants?
College is the time to explore, to discover yourself, to make new connections and to create opportunities you never imagined possible. Be open and visit every campus you possibly can. You’ll know in your heart when you find the right one for you.

Lisa recruits Freshman students from states outside of Florida.

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NICOLE MESSINA

Admissions Counselor
nmessina1@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4984

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Marco Island, FL.
  • Degree: B.A. Psychology, minor in Art History.
  • Hobbies: Reading, going to art museums, listening to music, being outside and exploring new places.
  • Personal motto: “Make way for the positive day.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Being an Orientation Leader during my Senior year of college.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents are my biggest supporters and the best role models I could ever have.

What advice would you give to applicants?
Life happens when you step outside of your comfort zone! Get out there and explore your passions and find out what truly makes you happy during your time in college.

Nicole recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota.

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SCARLETT SCHIRALDI

Admissions Counselor 
schiraldi@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4279

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL.
  • Degree: B.A. Fine Art, Graphic Design.
  • Hobbies: Paddle boarding, kayaking, knitting, making art and playing with my dog.
  • Personal motto: “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Cooking with my roommates on my first night in the residence hall and opening the door to the whole floor.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My mom is my greatest influence and inspiration.

What advice would you give to applicants?
Say “yes” to things sometimes.

Scarlett recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Alachua, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia.

KYLE SCOBEE

Admissions Counselor 
kylescobee@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4219

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Elk Run Heights, IA.
  • Degree: B.A. Business Administration, Minor in Leadership.
  • Hobbies: Cooking, reading, painting, spending time with friends and going to the beach or Universal!
  • Personal motto: “Be who you were meant to be.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Getting involved! I found so many of my passions and met some of my best friends by getting out of my room and joining different student organizations.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
Probably my younger brother. We’re close in age and growing up I always wanted to set the best example I could and he’s always been my biggest supporter!

What advice would you give to applicants?
Find a school that is going to make you the best “you” you can be! Trust yourself and your instincts, there is no wrong decision!

Kyle recruits Freshman students from these counties:
Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton and Washington.

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JOSEPH SOUSA

Admissions Counselor
sousa@mail.usf.edu
727-873-4367

Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Degree: B.S. Environmental Science & Policy.
  • Hobbies: Camping, fishing, hanging with friends and watching TV.
  • Personal motto: “Simply to endure, is to triumph.”

What is your favorite college memory?
Getting involved as a campus tour guide. It was how I met most of my friends on campus, but also provided me with valuable experiences and knowledge.

Who had the greatest influence on your life?
My mom has always been my biggest role model. She always pushed me to do my best and work hard.

What advice would you give to applicants?
To take their college decision seriously. Find a school that they like, that has the program they’re interested in and provides the resources to succeed.

Joseph recruits students from:

Outside of the U.S.

Florida Counties:
Broward, Dade, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie