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Wentworth's Pre-college Programs help middle school and high school students explore their passions while indulging their curiosities about Science, Technology, Engineering, Design, and Mathematics. Our programs provide high-quality enrichment opportunities for students and families—with a special emphasis on increasing interest and access for youth interested in STEM. 

Learn more about our team below. For general information, please contact our office at 617-989-4000 or and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Sue Sontgerath (she/her) 

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AVP/Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 617-989-4000

Sue Sontgerath is the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. As AVP/Dean, Sue is responsible for the oversight of our undergraduate enrollment operation including admissions and pre-college programs. Sue has over 15 years of experience in informal STEM outreach programs and is committed to ensuring every student has an opportunity to explore careers in STEM.

Sue is a passionate advocate for advancing women in STEM and has several publications related to developing engineering curricula for middle school students and encouraging women in engineering. Sue holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and an M. Ed from Worcester State College.

Andreas Armenis (he/him)

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Director of Pre-college Programs
Phone: 617-989-4000

Andreas Armenis is the Director of Pre-college Programs. As Director, Andreas is responsible for the development and delivery of enrollment pre-college programs including our signature program ImpactLab. In his role, he works to support the team in a variety of functional areas including marketing and communication, staffing and development, and overall summer program operations. He has served in a higher education setting in a variety of capacities, including residence life, student involvement, leadership development, and multicultural affairs.

Andreas earned a master's degree in Human Development & Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor's in International Business Management from Bryant University. He is a dedicated developmentalist committed to the growth and advancement of outreach initiatives for K-12 students interested in STEM with a strong focus on equity and inclusion. 

Loretta Stephens-Smith (she/her)

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Associate Director of Pre-college Programs
Phone: 617-989-4000

Loretta Stephens-Smith is the Associate Director of Pre-college Programs. As Associate Director, Loretta supports the development and implementation of Wentworth pre-college programs and K-12 outreach. Loretta's role includes supporting marketing and communications, staff training and development for graduate and undergraduate staff,  and cultivating campus partnerships within the university and surrounding community. Starting out in Enrollment Operations, Loretta is transitioning to more of student affairs focus in her higher education career. 

Loretta earned a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University, where she is currently working on her master's in Higher Education Administration. With more student-focused work, Loretta is thrilled to influence, encourage and support students as they embark on their college journey.

Caitlin Hughes (she/her)

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Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 617-989-4000

Caitlin Hughes is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. As Assistant Director, Caitlin is responsible for managing a recruitment territory in MA (Western MA & Essex County), CO, OH, PA, upstate NY, TX, OK, and WV. Her role includes supporting prospective students through the application process starting at the pre-collegiate level and throughout their journey to enrollment. Caitlin is a member of the pre-college team and advises the STEM Ambassadors. This is a STEM outreach group that engage middle school and early high school students interested in science, engineering, and design through hands-on activities and presentations both on and off campus.  

Caitlin earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Westfield State University where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology.

Madison (Maddy) Pimental (she/her)

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Graduate Coordinator, Pre-college Programs
Phone: 617-989-4000

Madison Pimental is one of the Graduate Coordinators in Pre-college Programs. Madison (Maddy) Pimental (she/her) is an M.Ed candidate at the University of Vermont’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program. At UVM, she is the graduate assistant for the Center for Student conduct. Maddy grew up in Fall River, MA. She is super excited to join the Impact lab this Summer and explore the Boston area! She enjoys reading, needle crafts, yoga, hiking, coffee, and most recently – running!

Mary Ann Vargas (she/her)

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Graduate Coordinator, Pre-college Programs
Phone: 617-989-4000

Mary Ann Vargas is one of the Graduate Coordinators in Pre-college Programs. Mary Ann Vargas joined Rutgers University Student Affairs in 2022 and is currently a first-year graduate student in the Rutgers University College Student Affairs Ed.M. program where she serves as the Graduate Intern for Student Centers and Event Services. In her role, Mary Ann advises the student staff and aids in their development through the implementation of training and programs. In addition, Mary Ann also coordinates event logistics and reservation details for student organizations, university departments, and external clients establishing community and partnerships. 

Mary Ann is passionate about helping first-year students in transition and is a product of a Pre-college program herself. Realizing the impact that it left her, a year later she became a Peer Mentor at her alma mater, Montclair State University, for the Educational Oppurtiny Fund Program. She has served in many areas of higher education such as residence life, undergraduate admissions, student life, and more. Mary Ann earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Arts as well as Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies.

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  • meet and chat with other interested students
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  • participate in live social events

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Mailing Address:

Attn: Pre-college Programs 

Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115