Kofi Kankam

Founder & CEO

Kofi Kankam

Founder & CEO

Kofi co-founded Admit.me after founding Admit Advantage and oversees strategy, product fit, and marketing. Kofi graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Biology (neurobio focus) and Master of Education degree prior to earning his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Joseph Wharton Fellow.

Prior to Admit.me, Kofi built and successfully exited a company offering job-training and preparatory material to universities. He also help found GoEuro, a successful travel company and worked at Accenture. At Wharton, he ran the largest student-run conference, served as a strategic marketing teaching fellow, and co-founded the Comedy Club. He does outreach for Harvard and served as a Wharton alumni interviewer.

Kofi always has a bag of jelly beans on him and hopes to return to Ohio to run a jellybean factor in the future.

Interesting Tidbit:
Seeing my college professor pop into his mouth a piece of a human brain (and being the last to know of this annual Jell-O gag).

Eric Allen

Founder & President

Eric Allen

Founder & President

Eric co-founded Admit.me after founding Admit Advantage and leads efforts with partnerships and operations including personnel. Eric graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science where he majored in chemical engineering and earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he showed off and graduated with honors as a Robert Toigo fellow.

Previously, he worked for GE Capital as a Senior Vice President and Accenture. He also sold a pharmaceutical company which he founded. At Wharton, Eric was a student admissions officer and leadership fellow holding several roles at various clubs. He also served as an alumni interviewer for Brown and Wharton. Eric is active with the Leukemia and Lymphoma (L&L) society as a cancer survivor and 2012 L&L Man of the year.

He is a die-hard Baltimore Ravens fan despite spending some formidable years cheering on the Cleveland Browns (don’t judge him, please).

Interesting Tidbit:
Playing football against his brother at Penn, Eric lost both times and still is annoyed to this day. However, his brother was his bone marrow donor, so Eric is comfortable with that trade!

Daniel Rodriguez

VP of Technology

Daniel Rodriguez

VP of Technology

Dan has architected the platform and overseen its total development. His role is to execute the business strategy by designing and managing the technical architecture and the build process including direct coding. Dan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science.

Dan has worked for several top firms including Disney, Electronic Arts, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The guru’s guru, he is a front end-specialist with experience using Angularjs, CSS, HTML5 and has heavy full-stack experience in .NET, Nodejs, SqlServer, MySql, and MongoDB among others.

He is also an International Brazilian Jiu JItsu Federation Pan-Ams gold medal winner and black belt. Just because he can, Dan is a skydiver having done over 500 jumps and holding a USPA coach rating and Phoenix Fly wingsuit instructor rating. He has also accumulated over 100 BASE jumps from Norway to Panama. Yes, our “tech guy” is more badass than yours.

Interesting Tidbit:
As a dripping-wet 140 pound freshman at MIT, Dan successfully wrestled a 220 pound senior to the ground and began building the rep.

Linda El Awar

VP of Customer Happiness

Linda El Awar

VP of Customer Happiness

Linda interacts with our Admit.me users to make sure we never forget who comes first. In short, her job is to keep a smile on your face as we learn what features you may want to see next and what we can do better with what we have.

Linda graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with Honors for her undergrad degree and Harvard Business School with an MBA with Second Year Honors. At Michigan, Linda served as the Vice President of the Michigan Business Women Club and performed as a cellist with the University Philharmonia Orchestra.

She was the Head of Industry at Google, where she most recently led a sales team and helped advertisers develop digital marketing strategies across platforms to connect with consumers. Prior to that, Linda worked at Ford Motor company. She continues to perform the cello and drives to work in a Ford.

Interesting Tidbit:
Huge Michigan football fan which puts her in direct conflict with Kofi during football season. They communicate thru Snapchat and Slack during the entire football season.

Christina Taber-Kewene

Director of Law & Other Grad

Christina Taber-Kewene

Director of Law & Other Grad

Christina leads the interaction of both graduate prospects and law candidates on Admit.me. Christina attended Stanford University and Columbia Law School and worked for ten years in New York City as a commercial litigator in cross-border disputes. Her career has taken her to far-reaching international travel where she has written about law related to products and discovery of evidence outside the US and other topics that non-lawyers have no idea about.

She is a leader for organizational change: she was co-chair of the diversity and women’s committees for her firm’s US offices and co-founder and co-chair of her alumnae women’s network for New York City. Her greatest passion is mentoring underserved teens, and she has run educational mentoring programs in California, New York and New Jersey. She continues to volunteer with high school students and is delighted to have recently sent off two of her mentees to college!

Her fluency in Spanish is assisted by having lived in various Spanish-speaking regions.

Interesting Tidbit:
Christina is the resident running expert and speaks so convincingly at the joy of an 8-mile run that she has NEARLY convinced the team to run with her. But, they are not stupid…

Jennie Rothman

Director of Undergrad & Law

Jennie Rothman

Director of Undergrad & Law

Jennie leads the efforts for undergrad and law applicants seeking direction on Admit.me.

Jennie graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where she was editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Princeton University.

With over 15 years of experience in employment law, Jennie has worked in corporate, law firm, non-profit, and journalism settings in London, New York, and Boston. Jennie’s career began with work at the Families and Work Institute and an internship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jennie worked at the New York law firm Hughes, Hubbard & Reed right out of law school as a member of that firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Since then, Jennie has served as a counsel at AXA Financial, and also worked for three years as Senior Research Officer at Incomes Data Services in London.

In addition to her work as an admissions advisor, Jennie is a proud mother and active in her local community.

Interesting Tidbit:
Jennie is the master of any recipe containing chocolate and peanut butter. Great individually, but together? Delicious!

Joe El Rady

Director of Undergrad & MBA

Joe El Rady

Director of Undergrad & MBA

Joe is a key contributor to any high schoolers looking to pursue entrepreneurship in college or how to best market themselves to schools. As a former child star on Dynasty (hit 80s sitcom - seriously), he is adept at messaging and communicating in a high-stakes environment. Joe received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, where he wrote a thesis on the development of the California economy. He received his undergraduate degree in international relations, with honors, from Stanford University.

Joe previously worked on Wall Street at Houlihan Lokey where he worked on financial restructurings, and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also helps lead a private investment fund and serves on the board of women’s violence prevention center foundation.

Additionally, Joe has experience teaching the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. He is a frequent writer, blogger, and speaker on financial and economic issues and taught finance at UCLA extension. Joe also speaks fluent Spanish, Arabic, and Armenian.

Interesting tidbit:
Joe spent a quarter at Oxford studying poetry with William Wordsworth’s great grand-nephew.

Eunhae Lee

Marketing Associate

Eunhae Lee

Marketing Associate

Eunhae oversees various facets of marketing and outreach for Admit.me at the DC office. She is a recent graduate from Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her B.A. with honors in Anthropology and a minor in International Studies. In college, she was the co-founder and president of Bryn Mawr Amnesty International and has interned with social enterprises in Ecuador and Peru during the summers. Aside from being an enthusiastic addition to the Admit.me team, she also works as a research assistant intern at the Wilson Center focusing on international development policy.

A proud citizen of South Korea, she considers herself a dedicated global citizen and avid traveler. She is trilingual in English, Korean, and Spanish and hopes to use her skills to help people. Her mid-term goal is to live by her motto, which is "live, love, and travel while you're young." In her current post-grad year in DC, she enjoys exploring the city, dancing salsa, and trekking beyond the urban landscape to get her dose of nature.

Interesting Tidbit:
She taught herself to play the guitar and has a small collection of her songs that she hopes to put in her personal album one day!

Jaime Dean

Member Outreach

Jaime Dean

Member Outreach

Jaime supports outreach to new members on Admit.me and generally fixes major issues. Jaime is at Michigan University majoring in Screen Arts and Culture. She is a starter on the Michigan Field Hockey team where she inflicts fear into opponent’s hearts. She is also involved in Michigan’s Leadership Academy. She won a student-athlete award at Michigan and is an expert on managing academics and top-level sports at a Division 1 powerhouse.

Prior to Admit.me, Jaime was a marketing associate intern at Admit Advantage and graphic design intern at M-PACT.

Interesting Tidbit:
Jaime dominates country karaoke...just dominates.

Subornja Panja

Business Development

Subornja Panja

Business Development

Suborna is at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Economics and double minoring in Entrepreneurship & Management and Marketing. Suborna is a member of the Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference, Engineers Without Borders, and Thread (a community mentoring organization). During her free time she likes to watch TV, volunteer, and travel.

Prior to Admit.me, Suborna interned for her town mayor where she helped strategize in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. In high school, Suborna was a leader and active member of organizations such as Key Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, and FBLA. She also worked at a local learning center for 3 years.

Interesting Tidbit:
Suborna tried to teach herself how to play the drums...it didn't work out too well.

Nicole Wojtowicz

Social Media

Nicole Wojtowicz

Social Media

Nicole is at Rutgers University majoring in Communication with a specialization in Public Relations and a minor in Digital Communication, Information and Media Studies. At Rutgers, she is part of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Ed2010, as well as RUPolish where she plays the role of event planner.

Nicole played volleyball at Rutgers her sophomore year as well as played competitively for the prior eight years leading up. She is fluent in Polish and hopes to travel the world in attempts to try as many cuisines as possible but for now, New York City is where she calls home. Nicole loves to make people laugh with her sarcastic remarks.

Interesting Tidbit:
Nicole enjoys cooking and even considered attending a culinary arts school.

Cameron Boroumand

Software Development

Cameron Boroumand

Software Development

Cameron is studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. At Admit.me, he works under Dan in developing the platform and the company’s school database. He also enjoys working on DIY electronics project during his spare time.

He has played soccer since he was 5 years old and wrestled throughout high school. His coaches and teammates knew him best for his thigh juggling skills in soccer and for never cutting weight properly in wrestling. As a dripping-wet 150 pound junior at Cornell, Cameron wouldn’t attempt to wrestle the 220 pound Pan-American Games gold-medal winning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu medal winner and black belt Dan to the ground.

Interesting Tidbit:
Cameron is the president of Cornell’s Big Red Bears mascotting club. You can even find him featured in a Teen Vogue magazine posing in the mascot suit alongside a model in their 2014 College Edition!

Danielle Freid

Marketing

Danielle Freid

Marketing

Danielle is a senior undergraduate studying Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Theatre Arts. At Penn, Danielle is very involved in the performing arts. In addition to performing in musicals on campus, she serves as the Business Manager of the Pennsylvania Players, Penn's oldest student theatre group.

Prior to Admit.me, Danielle interned as an OREO Brand Assistant at Mondelez International (formerly KRAFT Foods), Corporate Merchandising Intern at TJX Companies, and Marketing Associate at Ticket Monster.

Interesting Tidbit:
As a child, Danielle performed professionally in Broadway musicals, national tours, and Madison Square Garden sporting events. One day, she hopes to combine her passion for theater with her interest in business and marketing.

Tess Winston

Marketing

Tess Winston

Marketing

Tess is a student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a rising junior majoring in English and minoring in Consumer Psychology. Tess has made Dean’s List every semester. She is also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Before attending the University of Pennsylvania, Tess graduated with Cum Laude from Marin Academy high school in San Rafael, California. In high school, Tess was very active in her community. She led clubs, including the UN-run Girl Up club, and was a representative and summer intern for Miss Representation.

Tess also founded the community service program Bring Art Back. Through Bring Art Back, Tess received two grants and organized a team of fifteen students to provide arts and crafts classes to four San Rafael elementary schools facing budget cuts.

Interesting Tidbit:
Tess has taken art classes for several years and loves to draw portraits.

Erica Molfetto

Social Media

Erica Molfetto

Social Media

Erica Molfetto is a senior at the E.W Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she studies strategic communications with a concentration in media innovation: and a lover of all things tech! Currently, Erica serves as a project management/ innovation intern at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Additionally, she serves as a Social Media Marketing intern for Admit.me. In 2015, Erica was a finalist in the coveted E.W Scripps Innovation Challenge and the winner of a Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship. In her time outside the classroom, she serves as campus editor of TheNewPolitical.com, covering campus politics. Erica is also vice president of membership recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Interesting Tidbit:
Erica can read palms so everyone always wears gloves around her.