Meet the Admissions Team
Interim Associate Provost of Enrollment Services/Director
Additional Language: Spanish
Fun Fact: I am an Elk Grove High School and Harper College Alum. At Harper College I was a part of Latinos Unidos and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I completed the Associate of Arts and Associate in Science degrees at Harper and transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Adult Engagement Admissions Specialist
Contact for District 220 High School - Barrington, In-District (Private) and Out-of-District High Schools
Additional Language: Spanish
Fun Fact: I attended Elgin Community College and completed the Associate in Arts degree. I transferred to Columbia College of Missouri through a partnership program.
Contact for District 214 High Schools – Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hersey, Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling and Vanguard
Fun Fact: I am a Schaumburg High School and Harper College Alum. I transferred from Harper to Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
Contact for District 211 High Schools – Conant, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg
Fun Fact: I am a Schaumburg High School and Harper College Alum. I completed the Associate in Arts degree at Harper. With the support and guidance from my Academic Advisor at Harper, I was able to seamlessly transfer to Illinois State University.
Antoaneta “Toni” Topalova
Contact for Health Science (Age 19+)
Additional Language: Bulgarian
Fun Fact: I attended DePaul University for my undergraduate degree and Loyola University Chicago for my graduate degree.
Senior Admissions Specialist
Contact for pre-application students except Health Science (Age 19+)
Contact for post-application students pursuing Fast Track and Apprenticeship Programs
Fun Fact: I completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees in history from U.I.C. The favorite part of my job is talking with students and learning about their experiences, plans and challenges, and helping them on their personal journey.
Contact for post-application students except Health Science (Age 19+)
Contact for English as a Second Language (ESL) and International Students
Additional Language: Hindi
Fun Fact: An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is completing my bachelor’s degree as an adult student. I earned my undergraduate degree from Northeastern Illinois University and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree. My favorite role as an Admissions Specialist is to reassure our adult students that ‘it’s never too late to start your educational journey’.
Additional Language: Portuguese
Fun Fact: I started my academic journey at Harper College as an international student in the English Second Language (ESL) program. I completed the Associate of Arts degree and I am now pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Northern Illinois University, through the University Center partnership with Harper College. My positive experience at Harper has been helping me to achieve my educational goals in the United States.