Our admissions and financial aid counselors really love to talk to potential students one-to-one and our financial aid counselors are available to current students as well! This page offers you the opportunity to have a personalized (based on your interests and questions for the American University of Rome) meeting at your convenience.

Select a counselor

Below you will find the profiles of our currently available counselors, including the languages they speak. Click on any counselor's name to access their online booking diary.

Inna Motsar

based in Rome - speaks English, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian

Talk to Inna about undergraduate programs and about life on campus.
Book an appointment with Inna

Andrea Ricci

based in Rome - speaks Italian and English.

Talk to Andrea about our undergraduate programs and about life on campus.
Book an appointment with Andrea


Jessica York

based in Rome - speaks Italian, German, and English

Talk to Jessica about Full-time study, Study Abroad & Summer Sessions.
Book an appointment with Jessica

Caterina Belardi

based in Rome - speaks English, Italian, French, and Arabic

Talk to Caterina about our undergraduate programs and about life on campus.
Book an appointment with Caterina


Michael Taylor

based in the United States - speaks English.

Talk to Michael about our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Book an appointment with Michael

Cait Hoffmann

based in the USA - speaks English and French.

Talk to Cait about our undergraduate programs and graduate programs.
Book an appointment with Cait


Zoe Johnson

based in Rome - speaks English and Italian. Financial Aid specialist for prospective and current students.

Talk to Zoe about our financing your education, scholarships and our graduate programs.
Book an appointment with Zoe

Kirsty Young

based in Rome - speaks Italian and English. Financial Aid specialist for prospective and current students.

Talk to Kirsty about financing your education, scholarships, and our graduate programs.
Book an appointment with Kirsty


Meet Andrea Ricci, International Admissions Counselor

Andrea completed a BSc in Economics (in Italy) and a MA in Marketing Management (in England). He has an extensive professional background in the higher education sector and joined The American University of Rome in 2017. Andrea is passionate about international education and study abroad and believes that education is the only way to make the world a better place!



Meet Inna Motsar, International Admissions Counselor

Inna joined the AUR international admissions team after relocating to Rome to continue the pursuit of her career and passion for international education.

Alongside speaking Ukrainian, Spanish, and Russian, she has a degree in philology of Italian and English. She loves to travel, discover new cities, countries, and cultures, and connect with new people and nature. In the past, she worked with study abroad students from the US, taking them to Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Moldova. She is passionate about helping students discover international education and the roads it opens for them.



Meet Caterina Belardi, International Admissions Counselor

Caterina grew up in Rome in a multicultural and multilingual environment, speaking four languages and traveling around the world. Since completing high school, she spent 15 years studying between Beirut, Boston and Paris, graduating in Business, and then later specializing in History and International Relations. Caterina returned to Rome after having taught five years in Beirut's international high schools, and collaborated with local media research and documentation organizations. She loves anything creative and explorative, from writing to photography, but above all, a good cup of coffee!

Book an information session with Caterina in English, Italian, French, or Arabic to navigate through the steps of an AUR application!



Meet Zoë Johnson, Director of Financial Aid

Zoë lived on the east and west coast USA before moving to Italy 12 years ago. Her love for all things Italian started with her Latin class in high school and she's never looked back! She got her Bachelor's in Sociology and Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Organizational Development. Her love for numbers began when working with her father in the family's post and beam construction company and it has served her well transitioning to financial aid a decade ago.

In her free time, Zoë loves discovering every inch of Rome's parks and green areas (there are many!) and hiking.

If you are ready to talk about AUR's cost of attendance, budgeting and financial aid, set up an appointment with her today!



Meet Kirsty Young, International Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Kirsty hails from Northumberland, UK and has lived in Italy for 6 years. Kirsty is a die-hard Harry Potter fan after making her film debut in The Philosopher's Stone before deciding acting wasn't for her. She studied English Language and Communication with English Literature in London.

Kirsty is passionate about helping you map your journey and while you are at it, she is an expert in all things Financial Aid!



Meet Jessica York, Director of Admissions

Jessica graduated from university in England and Italy, then taught at international schools around the world before joining the Admissions team at The American University of Rome six years ago. In her free-time, she is a passionate runner and never grows tired of exploring Rome. She is more than happy to discuss your application in Italian, German or English. A presto!



Meet Michael Taylor, International Admissions Counselor

Michael is based in Southern California where he was born and raised. Prior to joining AUR, Michael had 17 years of college admissions experience working with students in California and other southwestern states. He is a first-generation college graduate with a degree in International Studies. Michael has a passion for international education and has had the opportunity to live or study in Australia, Italy, Russia, and Mexico. Michael speaks English and Spanish.



Meet Cait Hoffmann, Assistant Director of US Admissions Operations

Cait joins the AUR Admissions team after years of working with international students at US colleges and universities. With undergraduate degrees in French and Japanese and a Master’s in International Education, she is passionate about global studies and education abroad. Located in Vermont, USA, Cait enjoys cooking, travel, and playing music in her band.
Schedule a time to discuss your application with Cait today!