Tracy Riggle Young is the Seminary's director of enrollment and retention. She's a graduate of Denison University and Union Theological Seminary. Prior to working at the Seminary, she taught at The Neighborhood Academy and with Teach for America in addition to working in the admissions arena. Tracy is excited to help students discern their calls to ministry and ensure their success while in seminary. Her research interests include feminist theology and Black liberation theology.

triggleyoung@pts.edu | 412-924-1423

 

Chris Taylor '19 works as an admissions counselor. He first came to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as a teen in the Miller Summer Youth Institute. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 2015, Chris spent a summer in Acadia National Park and served as a youth director in Raleigh before moving back to his hometown of Pittsburgh to attend PTS. Chris has also been serving at Parkwood Presbyterian Church in Allison Park since 2017. You can often catch Chris watching Pittsburgh sports, Carolina basketball, reading a good book, or exploring the outdoors.

cjtaylor@pts.edu | 412-924-1380

 

Ashley Johnson works as an admissions counselor. She earned her bachelor's from Slippery Rock University and her master's from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to PTS, her higher education background includes working as a graduate assistant in the Financial Aid Office at California University of Pennsylvania and serving as a student service specialist in Enrollment Services in The HUB at Carnegie Mellon University. In her current role, Ashley serves prospective students to answer any questions related to the admissions process, scheduling a campus visit, or meeting different program directors or faculty.  

ajohnson@pts.edu | 412-924-1359

 

Cheryl De Paolis is the director of financial aid. She earned her bachelor’s  from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her master’s from Pennsylvania State University. She is active in various professional organizations serving in many leadership roles. She was the president of Pennsylvania Association of Financial Aid Administrators, PASFAA, in 2014 and has held many chair positions since 2008. Currently, she is secretary for the Eastern Association of Financial Aid Administrators, EASFAA, and chair of the ACCESS Group Financial Aid Advisory Committee. In 2015, she created nextPAGE, a program for new financial aid administrators which won a Gold Star Award from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, NASFAA.

cdepaolis@pts.edu | 412-924-1384