Meet the Admissions Team

  • Aubrey Malanowski


    Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Marketing, Bay Path University

    Aubrey possesses a diverse background in Higher Education and Entrepreneurship. In addition to founding her own company in the designer fashion space, she has previously served as the Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Regis College in Weston, MA. While there, Aubrey managed multiple recruitment territories including Boston, Western Massachusetts, and Northern California. Her favorite part of working in education is watching students grow and flourish in new environments.

    In her free time, Aubrey can often be found with her Fiance, Dave, their dog, Lady, and painted turtle, Milo. She loves reading, hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.Description goes here

  • Nicole Focosi

    Nicole Focosi


    Associate Degrees in Pre-health & Liberal Arts from Springfield Technical Community College

    Nicole has overseen admissions for 3 large campuses for the past 4 years. She recently departed to try her expertise at our smaller, more close-knit campus. Nicole thrives on personal relations, and is excited to support admissions through her passion and love for student success.

    Nicole has a love for nature, and making memories with friends and family a priority for her. You can find her hiking, kayaking or exploring new areas during her spare time. Nicole is currently completing her BA in leadership and business management. She is an extremely proud mother to her son, Jacob, who also shares the dream of traveling to Australia with her one day. Nicole brings a welcoming approach to her role, which has created many student success stories.

  • Elizabeth Griffin


    Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo
    Master of Education, University of Toronto

    Elizabeth has had many roles at MacDuffie, from Parent Association Treasurer to Manager of Duff’s Stuff. She officially joined the Admissions Team in February 2023. She taught French for 14 years in girls’ independent schools in Toronto, and has coached volleyball and cross country. She lives in South Hadley with her husband, Steve and can be found on FaceTime with her two children, currently studying back in Canada. Elizabeth enjoys running, traveling, and documenting her family’s adventures in scrapbooks.

  • Pat Boudreau


  • Xiaomeng “Sammi” Yuan


    Diploma in Business
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institution of Technology (CPIT), NZ

    Sammi serves as The MacDuffie School’s Assistant Director of Admissions based out of her home town of Tianjin, China. She attended college at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in the beautiful city of Christchurch, New Zealand where she earned her diploma in Business. Sammi worked in an overseas study program for twelve years. This company specialized in providing professional consultation to students who are interested in studying at secondary schools in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She lived in the United States for several years when she worked in Seattle, Washington. In her free time, Sammi enjoys reading, classical music, and spending time with her family and super energetic little boy.

We’re on the road!

The MacDuffie School Admissions Team travels all across the United States and around the world. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to reach out to us at