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Pamela BruttoPamela Brutto

Undergraduate Admission Counselor and Athletic Liaison

Pamela travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In Pennsylvania: northeastern and north central PA, Center City and South Philadelphia; in New Jersey: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Warren counties

Pamela’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone! Visit different schools and explore all your options before making your decision.   

Pamela’s favorite thing about USciences:

I love the community feel we have at USciences. You are able to thrive on a beautiful campus amongst like-minded students and have easy access to all that Philadelphia has to offer.

Pamela’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

Being raised in a very small hometown in PA has given me a great appreciation for the different types of culture and experiences available to me in the area. I can’t imagine living and working in a more diverse and exciting city than Philadelphia.

Interesting fact about Pamela:

I played on a high school basketball team that won four gold medals in four years.

Laura CaccioppoliLaura Caccioppoli

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Laura travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

California; in Pennsylvania: Adams, Chester, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, and York counties, and west and southwest Philadelphia; Virginia

Laura’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Visit as many campuses as you can! While you are there, be sure to talk to students and faculty, and get a feel for what it would be like to be a part of the community. Remember to be open-minded; you never know what college will be the perfect fit for you!

Laura’s favorite thing about USciences:

As an alumna (Humanities & Science), my favorite thing about USciences is the campus. We have the benefits that come with being a smaller University and the advantage of being located in one of America’s largest cities – which is why I’ve come to describe USciences as a “little-big” campus.

Laura’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I fell in love with West Philly when I first came to USciences’ campus as a freshman back in 2007. Lined with trees, and quirky posters advertising local bands or art shows, West Philly also boasts a variety of restaurants, shops, and the historic Clark Park – picking just one thing is too hard!

Interesting fact about Laura:

I love really corny jokes! What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!

Steve FediukSteve Fediuk

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Steve travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Connecticut; Massachusetts; In New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties; in New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and West Chester counties; in Pennsylvania: East and North Philadelphia; Rhode Island

Steve’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Be sure to visit colleges more than once and ask questions. You want to make sure that the college you pick is the right fit for you.

Steve’s favorite thing about USciences:

A small campus atmosphere in a large city setting, USciences is the best of both worlds.

Steve’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

Being in such a diverse city gives you the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people from all over and to try new things!

Interesting fact about Steve:

Favorite sport is soccer-F.C. Barcelona!

Martha MeiersMartha Meiers

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

Martha travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; in New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem counties; in Pennsylvania: Central and Central East Philadelphia

Martha’s advice for students searching for colleges:

If you know what you want to study, look for a school that specializes in that area. Immersing yourself in a community with shared interests is a great way to ensure your own success-you’ll always have a study buddy! Also, make sure you visit the campus and talk to current students, especially your tour guides. They have a wealth of information and love talking to prospective students!

Martha’s favorite thing about USciences:

The campus is a nice little nook nestled in an exciting city. Sometimes being in a large city can be overwhelming, but being able to come back to a campus like USciences makes it feel like a home. Everyone is here to support you.

Martha’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

There is always something to do and somewhere new to go. New restaurants, stores and parks pop up all the time!

Interesting fact about Martha:

I am a ceramic artist on the side and you may find me at some local craft fairs!

Elise Todderud

Elise TodderudUndergraduate Admission Counselor

Elise travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In New Jersey: Morris county; upstate New York; in Pennsylvania: Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties, western PA, and northeast Philadelphia

Elise’s advice for students searching for colleges:

While visiting colleges and universities that interest you, try to get a feel for what student life is like by talking to students, including your tour guide, and visiting areas where students hang out. It is important to make sure that you can see yourself as a student on campus and to experience a sense of pride in the institution which you choose to attend.

Elise’s favorite thing about USciences:

University of the Sciences has a small student population, which means that students receive a more personalized education. There are many opportunities for students to gain experiences outside of the USciences classroom including participating in undergraduate research, experiential learning, and service learning, going on a study abroad trip, taking a University of the Arts course, getting involved in clubs, organizations, music and athletics, and much more!

Fun fact about Elise:

I’m 6’2’’ and I love being tall!

Counselors for Transfer Students

Aimee Viggiani

Aimee Viggiani

Associate Director of Transfer/Professional Admission


Aimee reviews applications for the following students:

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students applying to Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Pharmacy (PharmD) programs

Aimee’s advice for students searching for colleges:

If you are looking to get into a professional program make sure to take the time to not only research online but speak to people practicing in the profession already. Even better, look for opportunities to shadow or volunteer in your particular area of interest – then you know you are making a well-educated decision!

Aimee’s favorite thing about USciences:

I love the location—you have the best of both worlds with easy access to all parts of the city but the campus is not overwhelmingly huge and there is a true sense of community.

Aimee’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

The exciting food scene—from unique restaurants and food trucks to fine dining—it’s so much fun (and delicious!) to discover all of the inventive things young chefs are bringing to Philly!

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