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Meet the Team

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 precollege@wit.edu and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Sue Sontgerath (she/her) 

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Interim AVP/Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Email: sontgeraths@wit.edu
Phone: 617-989-4396

Sue Sontgerath is the Interim AVP/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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Interim Director of Pre-college Programs
Email: armenisa@wit.edu
Phone: 617-989-4003

Andreas Armenis is the Interim Director of Pre-college Programs. As Interim 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. 

Miriam Cohen (she/they)

Miriam Cohen

Graduate Coordinator of Pre-college Programs
Email: cohenm3@wit.edu
Phone: 617-989-4000

Miriam Cohen is one of the Graduate Coordinators of Pre-college programs for this summer. She is going into her second year of the University of Maine’s Student Development in Higher Education M.Ed program, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Community/Clinical Psychology in 2021 from the University of New Haven. Miriam is passionate about several functional areas in higher education, such as academic advising, first-year programs, Greek life, and accessibility, but is always on the lookout to diversify their educational experiences. They are excited to have this experience over the summer as a means to work with a diverse student population, grow as a professional, and learn more about residential operations and pre-college programs.

Kaia Palm-Leis (she/her)

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Graduate Coordinator of Pre-college Programs

Email: precollege@wit.edu 
Phone: 617-989-4000

Kaia Palm-Leis (she/hers) is a Graduate Coordinator of Pre-college programs this summer. She is a current graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program at the University of Vermont and works as a graduate assistant in Campus Programs under the Department of Student Life. She is passionate about advising, access, and creating better college environments for students with disabilities and has worked admissions professionally prior to her graduate program. She is excited to work with high school students in a new institutional environment. Kaia graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies. 

Jazz Waters (she/her)

Kaia Palm-Leis HeadshotGraduate Coordinator of Pre-college Programs
Email: watersj1@wit.edu
Phone: 617-989-4000

Jazz Waters is one of the Graduate Coordinators of Pre-college programs for this summer. She is going into her second year in a  Counseling and Student Affairs M Ed. program at Northern Arizona University having earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2021 from Grand Valley State University. Jazz spends time working with LGBTQIA+ advocacy and outreach and is interested in integrating outdoor experiences into her work with students in the future. She does outdoor rock climbing in her free time and teaches youth climbing at gyms in her hometown. Jazz enjoys working with students from all areas and believes that college should be a place ready to welcome everybody. She is excited to spend the summer in a new place and hopes to gain experience in administrative work as a means to prepare for future professional positions.

 

Connect with Us on Social

Follow us on social via the following platforms 

  • Facebook: @witprecollege
  • Instagram: @witprecollege
  • ZeeMee: Wentworth Undergraduate Admissions

On ZeeMee you will be able to: 

  • meet and chat with other interested students
  • match on shared interests and passions
  • 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