Meet the Office

Elizabeth Gregory

Elizabeth Gregory

Director of Admission

310-288-3207

Bio

Elizabeth has worked at Westlake School and Harvard-Westlake School since 1970. At Westlake, she taught photography and served as Dean and Director of Admission and Financial Aid. She has been the Director of Admission of Harvard-Westlake School since the merger. Elizabeth's daughter, Malia, graduated from Harvard-Westlake in 1998.
Hillary Higgins '02

Hillary Higgins '02

Admission Intern

310-288-3398

Bio

A Los Angeles native and Harvard-Westlake graduate, Hillary Higgins '02 joins the Admission Office as an intern.  Hillary supports the Admission Office by assisting with operations and organizing admission events.  Hillary graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006, and Southwestern Law School in 2011.  After law school, she began her own law practice helping students with special education needs navigate the public school system.  Currently, Hillary seeks a transition to independent schools and brings her analytic skills, warmth, enthusiasm, and idealism to the Admission Office. 

Michelle Hung

Michelle Hung

Associate Director of Admission

310-288-3204

Bio

Michelle joined the Admission Office in September 2007. She previously worked in the admission offices of Hampshire College and Yale University and completed her M.F.A in film directing at UCLA Film School in June 2006. Michelle interviews and counsels students and families through the application process, coordinates the Parent Ambassador program, supervises office operations, organizes ISEE testing, and oversees publications and digital content for the Admission Office. She graduated from Westlake School in 1991.
Nancy Jeon '89

Nancy Jeon '89

Admission Associate

310-288-3200

Bio

Nancy has a fondness for the Harvard-Westlake middle school campus which stems back 30 years, starting with her time as a Westlake student in the '80s. After earning a B.A. in English and French Literatures from Stanford University and then a M.Ed. from UCLA, Nancy joined the Harvard-Westlake faculty in 1994. She has taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade English and served as an Academic Dean for 8th and 9th grade from 1998-2004. After taking time off to spend with her three children (now ages 9, 6, and 6), she is delighted to be back on campus.

Melanie León

Melanie León

Assistant Director of Admission

310-288-3209

Bio

Originally from North Carolina, Melanie taught Spanish and English at a charter school in the West Adams area for several years before joining our Admission Office in 2007. Currently she assists with community outreach, applicant interviews, and advises prospective families through the admission process. She also works with the Harvard-Westlake Student Ambassadors, who host prospective families and speak on student panels. Melanie is available to help Spanish speaking families navigate the application and admission process. In addition to her role in the admission office, Melanie serves as an advisor to new 9th grade students, co-runs the HW Sibs program, and helps coach the middle school cross country team.

Ashley Ma

Ashley Ma

Senior Admission Coordinator

310-288-3387

Bio

Ashley joined the Admission Office in 2004.  Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she completed her M.A. degree in psychology from Pepperdine University.  Ashley works closely with prospective families throughout the application process, including interviewing and scheduling interviews, providing correspondence and assisting with the online application system.  She is also available to help Korean speaking families.

Megan Roy

Megan Roy

Middle School Receptionist/Assistant to the Director

310-288-3207

Bio

Megan is a New Hampshire native and graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA where she earned a degree in Television and Video Production.  Prior to joining Harvard-Westlake, she worked in the film industry both in production as a 1st Assistant Director and post production as an Assistant Editor. Megan is currently pursuing a teaching credential in secondary English. As the Middle School Receptionist/Assistant to the Director, Megan welcomes all visitors to the MS campus and works closely with the Director of Admission and Admission Office in daily operations.

Scott Turner

Scott Turner

Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

310-288-3363

Bio

Scott joined the Admission Office in August 2012 having worked in international student services at USC for the previous five years.  He also has over 10 years of teaching experience in independent schools, both in the U.S. and China.  Scott manages student enrollment, interviews and advises prospective families, and organizes admission events throughout the year.