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Celeste Surís-Rosselli
Director of College Counseling

Celeste Surís-Rosselli, a native of San Juan, PR with 10 years of experience in college admissions, having most recently served as Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University, where she was responsible for recruitment efforts in New York City, the Caribbean, Central America and Africa. Her portfolio at NYU included supervising NYU’s English Language Testing policy, Counselor Relations, enrollment goals for the Rory Meyers School of Nursing and the Tisch School of the Arts, and was a member of the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee. Before her tenure at NYU, she was Assistant Director of College Admissions at the TASIS School in Dorado, Puerto Rico. She served as a college counselor there for six and a half years, during which time she also was the Model UN Coordinator, and taught both AP U.S. History and U.S. Literature. She is a member of NACAC, NYACAC, IACAC and CIS. Prior to working in education, Celeste was an attorney at a boutique firm in San Juan, PR. She is a graduate of The George Washington University, earning her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Latin American Studies, and graduated Cum Laude from Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico.

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Orlando Mercado
Assistant College Counselor

Orlando Mercado Del Toro, born in Mayagüez PR, has more than 5 years in the educational field, starting as a teacher. He worked for the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, where he served as an English teacher for 10th and 12th grade students. He was also the College Board Coordinator and META PR Coordinator for the school. He is also a published author, as his work “Day 11” was published by the University of Puerto Rico Editorial Special Edition on Hurricane Maria inspired pieces.  

He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in English with a minor in Secondary Level Education. He also has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is currently a third-year doctoral student in the area of Professional and Educational Counseling at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

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