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International Admission Counselors

Greg Friedman

Greg Friedman

Associate Director of International Admission

Hi, my name is Greg.

I grew up in Massachusetts but also lived and worked in China for three years. In college I majored in Chinese Language and Literature and Psychology and I completed multiple language immersion programs. Prior to joining MCPHS I worked for an education consulting firm that specialized in international student recruitment where I had the opportunity to travel frequently to China and South Korea. Since joining MCPHS, I have traveled extensively in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and India to meet with prospective students. In my career I have counseled thousands of international students on how to pursue their dreams of studying in the United States.

If you're interested in healthcare, MCPHS is where you should be. Our location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, one of the world's top healthcare destinations, will prepare you for a rewarding career as a health professional. I look forward to working with you and to seeing if MCPHS is the right fit.

Contact me if you are an international student currently studying in the United States at a high school, language school, or university.

Telephone: +1.508.373.5714

Paul Notar

Paul Notar

Associate Director of International Admission

Hi, my name is Paul.

As an admission counselor, I help students understand their career options in the healthcare sector.

The pharmaceutical industry is making major advances in treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and many other ailments. Recent advances in clinical research techniques and new drug therapies represent major opportunities to get patients back on the path to health and wellness.

The medical field as a whole is expanding rapidly. Career options range from Medical Doctor to Healthcare Equity Analyst to Genetics Researcher. At MCPHS, we're here to help you understand the myriad of options available to you.

Regardless of the healthcare pathway you choose, a degree from MCPHS signals to employers and graduate schools that you've completed a rigorous curriculum and that you’re serious about a career in healthcare.

Contact me if you’re from the Middle East, Africa, or Turkey.

Telephone/Whatsapp: +1.518.669.1221


Kevin (Zhiyu) Liu

Kevin (Zhiyu) Liu

Program Officer of International Admission

Hi, my name is Kevin.

I joined MCPHS University in July of 2016 as a program officer with 7 years’ experience in international education admission and administration. Shortly after I graduated from university, I began working as a third party project specialist in the Liuxuetong program of Tsinghua University, where I developed a passion for advising and recruiting students for overseas study. Throughout my career, I witnessed significant advancements in overseas educational opportunities. Now I am glad I can contribute to the long-established tradition of international student success at MCPHS University.

Looking forward, I am excited that MCPHS University presents opportunities to work with some of the most driven and passionate healthcare students from around the world.

Contact me if you are from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Taiwan.

Telephone: +86.10.5948.3587
Cell: +86.188.1017.8504

Ita Hermouet

Ita Hermouet

Director of Admission, International Research and Strategy

Hello, my name is Ita.

I have a Honduran heritage and was raised in America but lived most of my life in Europe. I have had the chance to develop exchange and academic programs with universities in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa. I have visited university cities all over the world and Boston is by far the college town with the most intellectual activity and professional potential I have ever seen. I have a BS in Business Administration, a License in International Marketing, and an MA in International Studies with a concentration in Intercultural Communication.

At MCPHS, we work closely with professionals in all healthcare fields, both in the United States and in your home country. I follow the healthcare industry here and abroad and work hard to make the right contacts in your home country so you can build your resume both in the US and at home, giving you a competitive advantage when you enter the job market. Ask me questions about the trends in the healthcare industry in your country. I would love to discuss.

Contact me if you want to know more about transferring your US healthcare degree back to your home country. You can also contact me with any questions regarding collaboration agreements with our institution.

Telephone: +1.832.578-8188

Kirby Hunter

Kirby Hunter

International Admission Counselor / DSO

Hi, my name is Kirby.

I help international freshmen navigate the American college admission process.

Born and raised just outside of Boston, I love the city and all that is has to offer. I have a dual degree in Social Thought, Political Economics and Spanish Language & Literature, with a minor in International Relations. Besides my adoration of Spanish, I have a deep love and appreciation for learning other cultures and languages. Since graduating, I have been working in international education and I am truly passionate about helping students thrive.

Contact me with any general questions about the I-20 and visa process, application documentation and admission letters (from all countries).

Telephone: +1.617.732.2188


Rene Cabrera

Rene Cabrera

Senior Director of Admission

Hi, my name is Rene.

I have been immersed in international admissions at MCPHS for over six years. In this time, I have helped international students pursue an education that will lead to an exciting career in healthcare. It is a privilege to meet so many wonderful students from so many countries during my recruitment trips abroad. Please reach out to me with your questions! I look forward to connecting with you.

Contact me if you are from South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Cell: +1.607.592.3030


Judy Kang, International Admission Counselor

Heaock (Judy) D. Kang

Korea Admission Representative

Hi, my name is Heaock (Judy) Kang Do.

I came to America as an international student and have mostly lived in Maryland. I have been working with students as a teacher and counselor for 35 years.

Since 2015, I have been helping international students from South Korea apply to MCPHS University. I also coordinate the MOU efforts between MCPHS University and Korean educational institutions to help create internship and research experiences.

Contact me if you are from South Korea.

USA Phone: +1.443.621.2625
Korea Phone: +82 10 4416 0309


Christina Cormier

Christina Cormier

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Hi, my name is Christina.

I have worked at MCPHS University for about five years. I majored in health education and psychology. Before MCPHS I worked as a teacher and completed a master’s in education administration and also worked in other areas of higher education.

I chose to come work at MCPHS because of its location and commitment to career and global education. My favorite part of the job is traveling all over North America to connect with alumni and students interested in building opportunities in healthcare. Boston is a great city with endless opportunities in the Longwood Medical Area. The best lecture on healthcare in Boston that I attended was by Dr. Paul Farmer. Ask me about it sometime.

I look forward to working with students in their admission process and want to answer any and all questions you have about MCPHS University.

Contact me if you are interested in applying as a freshman, transfer or graduate student from Canada.

Cell: +1 857.321.9036


Shishir Upadhyaya

Shishir Upadhyaya

Senior International Advisor

Hi, my name is Shishir.

I’m a new member of the international admission team and I’m excited to work with you. I have a Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Business Administration in Health Industry Management. I studied and lived in Canada for more than three years.

I have more than 11 years of work experience in healthcare in increasingly complex roles and responsibilities. Before joining MCPHS, I managed operations in India for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. I really enjoy working with students and helping them make informed programs and career decisions.

Contact me if you are from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal or Pakistan.

Telephone: +91.9717175371

MCPHS works with representatives in many countries who assist us with providing information about the University and with guiding prospective international students through our application process,. To verify that an individual or organization is an authorized representative of MCPHS University, you may contact us at or +1.617.732.2188.

MCPHS University does not encourage or discourage the use of education consultants, study abroad agencies, or similar services.

MCPHS University’s applications for admission are free and online. Learn more about our application process.

Payment of tuition should always be made directly to MCPHS, and should never be made through a representative or any other go-between. We have a secure payment system on our website, and will give you the link to this payment platform only after you have been accepted for admission and have been given an official MCPHS student identification number. Should you have any doubts, please contact us directly.