Mariella Ortiz-Reyes – Admission Counselor

Mariella Ortiz-Reyes joined the Office of Admission in 2017. Originally from Troy, MI, she earned her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Albion College. Upon graduation, she joined Teach for America and earned her Provisional Teaching Certificate in the State of Michigan. Mariella taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Detroit, MI and earned an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan with the goal of working in higher education. Mariella enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and exploring new restaurants!

Hometown: Troy, MI

Favorite Food: Popcorn and chicken fried rice!

When you visit Kalamazoo, you must… check out Bell’s Brewery and eat at Crow’s Nest…YUM.

Favorite college memory: Studying abroad in Spain and then returning to campus to live in a house with my best friends senior year!

Advice for prospective students: Visit as many schools as you can during your search! When you’re on a college campus, you’ll be able to feel out the community and culture. Remember everyone has a different fit, and don’t forget to have fun in the process!

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