Meet Our Enrollment Counselors and Staff

Enrollment Counselors

  • Jessica Marriott
    Graduate Enrollment Counselor
    jmarriott@apu.edu

    As I have traveled to South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Argentina, and Brazil, I have discovered wonderful and diverse food. Sushi is one of my favorites. I also love the wonderful coffee of Brazil. I love to listen to music, so you can often find me at a concert listening to a live performance.

  • Cory Justus
    Undergraduate Enrollment Counselor
    cjustus@apu.edu

    I graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2008 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Sociology. I spent the next three years in Wuhan, China teaching English and serving as a missionary. The best part about what I do now is I get to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world.

Staff

  • Leah Klingseis
    Director of International Enrollment Services
    lklingseis@apu.edu

    As a first-generation Filipino, I’ve always loved living in Los Angeles because of its diverse population, ethnic foods, and multicultural experiences. After earning my graduate degree at APU, I began to teach and work in programs that reflected the diversity of this city and found that it stretched my desire to serve God by opening educational pathways for international students. I love traveling around the world, but have found that APU is a great place to engage many different cultures and enjoy their unique contributions.

  • Yuriko Bassett
    Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
    ybassett@apu.edu

    Born and raised in Saitama, Japan, I am proud to be “Made in Japan.” I consider the USA home, but I appreciate food, cultures, and customs from different countries. I earned my master’s degree at APU. I’ve also visited Canada, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

  • Paige Piontkowsky
    Manager of Short-Term Programs
    ppiontkowsky@apu.edu

    I was born and raised in Southern California, and graduated with my B.A. in Psychology from APU. I was recently introduced to Thai Iced Tea and Pho, and they are now two of my favorite things. I have developed some great relationships from short-term programs, and look forward to many more!

  • Debra Nasipak
    International Inquiry Coordinator
    dnasipak@apu.edu

    Born and raised in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, I am happy to be close to the California beaches! An APU alumna, it is a pleasure to be a part of bringing international students here. Countries I’ve visited (so far) include England, Belgium, France, and Italy.

  • Wendi Sparling
    Application Processor
    wsparling@apu.edu

    As a native Arizonan, I enjoy exploring California’s beaches and mountains. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1993 with a B.S. in Sociology. My first international trip was with my grandmother, who taught me to appreciate meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I have lived in Switzerland and have visited (and gotten lost in) England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Mexico.