Arts and Sciences Admissions

Joel Presti

Joel Presti

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Coordinator of International Admissions

Contact Information


Carnegie Building
(440) 775-8411

Joel Presti

I'm excited to begin my sixth year in the Oberlin Admissions Office. Prior to joining the Oberlin staff, I taught English at two public high schools in Hamburg, Germany, as a Fulbright Fellow.

A native of Lafayette, Indiana, I grew up in the Hoosier state, before moving to Germany for my senior year of high school. After a year as a Congress-Bundestag Scholar, I matriculated at Bowdoin College. Double majoring in Government and German, I wore a number of different hats. I worked for two years as a resident assistant, served as a teaching assistant in the German Department, and worked in Bowdoin’s Admissions Office interviewing prospective students.

Athletics consumed much of my time growing up, and I have participated in basketball, cross-country, and track and field at competitive levels (as well as dabbling with baseball, field hockey, golf, softball, squash, and tennis at very uncompetitive levels!).

Foreign travel is one of my greatest passions, and I have enjoyed traveling extensively throughout Europe, as well as to New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, and Vietnam, among other destinations. As Coordinator of International Admissions for the Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, my travels for Oberlin this year will take me to numerous countries abroad. I look forward to meeting you on my travels, in the Admissions Office here at Oberlin, or through answering your questions over the phone or by email.

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