Admissions & AidMeet the Admissions Team

Meet the Admissions Team

Welcome to the Admissions Office! Our exceptional staff members are not only knowledgeable and experienced in their respective roles, but they also possess an unwavering enthusiasm for helping students embark on transformative academic journeys. Our team stands ready to guide you through every step of the admissions process, ensuring that your experience with us is as enriching as the education we offer. 

Undergraduate Admissions

Rachel Thompson works with: 

  • Art Therapy
  • Art Therapy Online
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies Online
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Online
  • Religious Studies
  • Yoga Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Yoga Teacher Training
Jenna Priest works with:
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Online
  • Creative writing & Literature
  • Undeclared 

Graduate Admissions

Matt Powers works with:

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration(Residential & Low-Residency)
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration


Olivia Phipps works with:

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling Concentration
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration
  • MA in Ecopsychology
  • MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics
  • MFA in Creative Writing 


Jeffrey Neering works with:

  • Master of Divinity (Residential & Low-Residency)
  • MA in Yoga Studies
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Dance/Movement Theories & Practice

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.