Meet the Partnerships
Management Team

We believe in educators and work 1-on-1 to help
your school, college or university meet its goals.

Meet Our
Higher Ed Partnerships
Managers

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Cassie
Manager, Account Management

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I’m a Plant Mom to 22 house plants (just 1 more can’t hurt, am I right?!)
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: Our partners have such incredible passion and a deep sense of purpose for connecting the right students to their institution. I love being able to be a part of both the students and partners success year over year!

Domenick Burruano

Domenick

Hometown: Garrison, NY
Fun Fact: Philanthropy has always been important to me. I was the head of Philanthropy for a variety of programs in college and even started my own Nonprofit organization after I graduated which is still around today.
Why I love Working with Niche Partners I worked in Admissions for over ten years and have a passion for helping students find their path in higher education. My position at Niche allows me to take those experiences and help colleges find students who will thrive within their institution. I could not ask for a better company to work!

Michael Buckley

Michael

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Fun Fact: I worked with a tea cooperative as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with partners across the country to help them achieve their specific goals.

Mikayla Callery

Mikayla

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
Fun Fact: I find four leaf clovers everywhere
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I enjoy helping our partners build or strengthen brand awareness and recruit best-fit students for their institution.

Brianna Paoletti

Brianna

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I could probably recite every line of every Harry Potter movie, ever.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: You meet some pretty incredible people in this role!

Corey Brinckerhoff

Corey

Hometown: New Milford, CT
Fun Fact: I have a decent sized collection of NBA “non-fungible tokens’ and I’m not entirely sure what that means
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: My favorite part of working with Niche partners is the meaningful relationships that are formed. I have the opportunity to get to know so many unique individuals, and assist them with their goals.

Clay Nixon

Clay

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Fun Fact: I played in the 1992 Little League World Series
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I am honored to be a part of such a talented group of people!

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Linda

Hometown: Elkhart, IN
Fun Fact:I can whistle very loudly!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: Niche team members are kind and generous! Collaboration happens between all departments and teams. As a company, Niche works hard to create a positive culture even with the majority of the company working remotely. I am excited to be a part of the Niche organization!

Brooke Urban

Brook

Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Fun Fact: I am a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder #BillsMafia
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I have worked in higher ed for over 10 years, so it is fun to be able to help partners from the other side of the desk. I understand the good, bad, and stressful parts of enrollment management, so I am able to align my experience with their needs and have thoughtful conversations.

Amanda McLure

Amanda

Hometown: Deerfield Beach, FL
Fun Fact: I love watching all sports but football is my favorite!! Go Steelers!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with our partners because what they do every day impacts the lives of so many and being even a small part of that is amazing.

Kevin Rivenburg

Kevin

Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Fun Fact: I’ve traveled to and recruited students from every inhabited continent, but yet never learned how to ride a bike.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: After 15 years in working college admissions, I find it fascinating and invigorating to be part of a larger community of continual learning, collaboration, and improvement of results with new partners and colleagues.

Kyle Lapnow

Kyle

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Fun Fact: I played Division 1 tennis.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I have a passion for higher education. Being able to use my experience from the past 20 years in higher ed admissions to help university leaders make important decisions that impact enrollment is very rewarding.

Greg Hough

Greg

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I have been to 6 countries.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with Niche partners because we have a fantastic platform that students and parents engage with at the height of their decision-making process. Being able to share this value with schools and programs across the country is very rewarding.

Tiffany Cheung

Tiffany

Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Fun Fact: I am an award winning residential designer.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love finding creative solutions to add value to the partnership.

Julia Adams

Julia

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Fun Fact: I have moved back and forth across the country five times in the last 12 years!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love getting to support our partners’ missions, and help students find their perfect college fit!

Alana Olswing
I love working with Niche Partners because I get to work every day with educators that believe in equal education opportunities and helping each and every student find the best place to learn and grow for them.
Alana, PK-12 Partnerships Manager

Meet Our PK-12
Partnerships Managers

Lauren Ketchel

Lauren
Manager, Account Management

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I have a French bulldog named Brewster and currently writing a children’s book about him! Oh and I LOVE the Holidays!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love people and forming relationships! I find it very rewarding connecting with our partners and understanding areas Niche can step in and help. That is why I got into education twelve years ago and cultivating these relationships is something I am very passionate about.

Kelly Kujawinski

Kelly

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I’m also a certified Occupational Therapist and Fitness Instructor
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: My partners have great pride in their schools so, helping them fill their halls with best-fit students is always rewarding.

Jennifer Flores

Jennifer

Hometown: Harlingen, Texas
Fun Fact: I was grounded in high school for quitting track and cross country and now I run marathons for fun.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love being able to help Niche partners tell their amazing stories and connect with current and future families and students.

Alana Olswing

Alana

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Fun Fact: I once bumped into John Stamos outside a restaurant in downtown Chicago and he apologized to me.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with Niche Partners because I get to work every day with educators that believe in equal education opportunities and helping each and every student find the best place to learn and grow for them.

Cole O'Brien

Cole

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother (but he still has a full head of hair..)
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with Niche partners because I get to learn what makes their school unique. Every school has something different to offer, and I enjoy helping to highlight each school’s best traits to prospective families.

Victoria Taucher

Victoria

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I have two dogs that were adopted from a shelter in Tennessee named Lola and Blue!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I truly enjoy getting to know all of my partners and building relationships with them. In addition to meeting and strategizing with knowledgeable people, it’s incredibly satisfying to work together to achieve our partners’ goals, whatever they may be!

Lisa Behrens

Lisa

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I’m a first generation American! Most of my family moved from Italy to America in the early 60’s to make a life here. I do still have some family who live in Italy though and was able to visit them a few years ago.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with Niche partners because I love getting to learn about all of the different types of schools! Growing up I went to my local public school but now learning all the uniqueness of each of our partners, it helps me understand the other options to send my future children to.

Anita F. Mangin

Anita

Hometown: Dayton, OH
Fun Fact: Graduated from Second City Improve in Chicago, IL writing, directing, producing, and performing in a show that ran beyond graduation for several months.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: Helping each K-12 school showcase what makes them unique then develop and implement an online ad campaign that will align them with high intent ideal families who are motivated to inquire visit and apply.

Rebecca Bossong

Rebecca

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: My hobbies are pretty standard — hiking, rock climbing, skiing, googling celebrity heights, and memorizing the lyrics to every early 2000s hip-hop song.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: Every school is so unique! Getting to know each school individually and collaborating with our partners to design a profile and a campaign strategy that emphasizes what sets them apart is my favorite part of this job.

Tenika Greer

Tenika

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact: I’m a new Saltwater Fish Aquarist!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with my Niche partners because we are truly “one” team! They trust my professional recommendations and most importantly they believe in Niche.

Karla McGinnis-Taylor

Karla

Hometown: Omaha, NE
Fun Fact: I love being outside- in the pool soaking up the sun in the summer. I am a sports enthusiast especially football, basketball and softball. Love cheering for my daughter and niece.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love working with my Niche partners to help them take full advantage of all of the great benefits Niche offers! I love building a rapport, talking through and understanding the schools unique offerings. My happy place is interaction and helping our partner schools succeed!

Brittany Pearson

Brittany

Hometown: Mars, PA
Fun Fact: I’ve won at more than a few art shows.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love building relationships with amazing educators. I truly learn something new every day.

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Kayleigh

Hometown: Jackson, MI
Fun Fact: I love to read and try to read at least 1 book a week!
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love learning about what makes each school unique and helping them to connect with best-fit students that will thrive in their community!

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Molly

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Fun Fact: I used to teach Middle School Social Studies and once rapped “My Shot” from Hamilton at the Middle School Concert while dressed in full colonial garb.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love supporting schools and helping them reach best fit families. Schools do such incredible work day in and day out, and I love helping them brag about all the wonderful things they do.

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Cassandra

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Fun Fact:I am also a licensed Cosmetologist! 💄🎨
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love collaborating with our partners because they are deeply passionate about what they do! It is extremely rewarding to see each one of our partners take control of their online narrative and showcase what makes their school unique. I am just happy and thankful to be a part of the process. 💚

Amy Hilton

Amy

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Fun Fact:I have a dog named Kent and we love to go hiking, especially in the winter! Un-fun fact: I am not related to Paris.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love forming relationships with Niche Partners and understanding what makes their school unique! Building a profile that will help a student understand that this school might be the best fit for them makes my job worthwhile!

Lenae Lear

Lenae

Hometown: Omaha, NE
Fun Fact: I love stand-up comedy, live music, and sports and unless you stop me, will happily talk your ear off about all three.
Why I Love Working with Niche Partners: I love helping our partners represent themselves on Niche and beyond in a way that makes them proud. It’s so rewarding to get to be a part of an individual schools journey to tell their story and reach their goals, with no one journey being the same as another.

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