Admissions Staff

Nick Wallace
is the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management at the College of Law. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, leadership, and implementation of the College’s J.D. enrollment and financial aid initiatives. Wallace earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Asian studies, political science, and religion from St. Olaf College; his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs; and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Wallace comes to the College of Law from Rutgers Law School, where he served as Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Prior to Rutgers Law School, Wallace held several enrollment and financial aid positions at the University of Minnesota Law School. He currently serves on the Law School Admissions Council Board of Trustees. Wallace is currently working on his dissertation for completion of a PhD in organizational leadership, policy, and development from the University of Minnesota. His research is focused on the development of financial literacy for low-income, first-generation, community college students of color.

Nolana McKinstry is the Director of Admissions and joined the College of Law in May of 2016.  Ms. McKinstry received her Bachelor's in political science and Africana studies from Colgate University, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Before entering higher education, Ms. McKinstry practiced commercial litigation at K&L Gates LLP.  Ms. McKinstry has also held academic support and/or bar passage positions at both Charlotte School of Law and Phoenix School of Law.  Prior to joining the College of Law, she worked as a pre-law advisor at SUNY Binghamton University.  Ms. McKinstry is involved with all aspects of the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of prospective students.  Ms. McKinstry can be reached at

Kelly Brant is the Assistant Director of Admissions and joined the College of Law in January of 2017.  Ms. Brant received her Bachelor's in sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Binghamton. Before joining Syracuse University, Ms. Brant worked at 2U Inc. where she managed the Student Support team for the @NYU (Steinhardt) partnership. Ms. Brant has also held career and pre-law advising roles at both Colgate University and SUNY Binghamton. Ms. Brant is involved with all aspects of  the recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment of prospective students.  Ms. Brant can be reached at


Danielle Burgo is the Assistant Director of Admissions Operations, joining the team in 2016.  Ms. Burgo earned her Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and psychology from Roger Williams University.  Prior to joining the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Ms. Burgo worked in Faculty Support at the College of Law and is a certified title examiner in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Ms. Burgo manages and processes admissions applications and communications and assists in recruitment and marketing efforts.  She can be reached at

Matthew Maloney
Missy Vetrano is the Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid and started at the College of Law in June of 2016.  Ms. Vetrano earned her Bachelor's in psychology from SUNY Geneseo, and her Ed.M and C.A.S. in school counseling from the University at Buffalo. She has worked in various aspects of higher education, including admissions, career services, and orientation and first-year programs. Ms. Vetrano helps process applications and assists with appointments and events.  She can be reached at