• Greg Gonzalez
    Greg Gonzalez
    Interim Head of Admission and Enrollment / Director of Financial Aid
    Greg Gonzalez
    Greg Gonzalez

    Interim Head of Admission and Enrollment / Director of Financial Aid

    The Interim Head of Admission and Enrollment is the latest iteration for me in my long career at Harvard-Westlake. I have been an English and History teacher, coach, dean, department chair, and most recently the Director of Financial Aid. The proud parent of two HW graduates, I grew up here in Los Angeles in Boyle Heights and Montebello, and I earned my undergraduate and master’s degrees at Columbia. When I am not at school, I am usually playing tennis with my wife or cooking for my family.

  • Nancy Jeon '89
    Nancy Jeon '89
    Senior Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    Nancy Jeon '89
    Nancy Jeon '89

    Senior Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

    Nancy's history with the Harvard-Westlake Middle School campus starts with her time as a Westlake student in the '80s.  After earning her B.A. in English and French Literatures from Stanford University and her M.Ed. from UCLA, Nancy joined the Harvard-Westlake English Department in 1994.  She has taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade English and served as a Middle School Dean from 1998-2004.  After taking time off to spend with her three children, Nancy returned to Harvard-Westlake in 2012 and joined the Admission Office in 2013.  

  • Janine Hancock Jones
    Janine Hancock Jones
    Associate Director of Admission / Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Janine Hancock Jones
    Janine Hancock Jones

    Associate Director of Admission / Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Janine joined the Admission Office in 2015.  In addition to her work in the Admission Office, Janine serves as Harvard-Westlake's first Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  

    Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she worked as a lawyer at several large law firms, served as Senior Advisor/Deputy Legal Counsel to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, and taught several law school courses at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Capital University Law School.  For the admission side of her work, Janine works closely with prospective families throughout the application process, conducts applicant interviews frequently, and sits on the school's admission committees.  

    Janine's husband, Chris, is an Upper School Dean/Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach and they have two daughters, Taylor, a 2018 graduate of Harvard-Westlake, and Avery, a current student.

  • Julia Kraft
    Julia Kraft
    Associate Director of Admission
    Julia Kraft
    Julia Kraft

    Associate Director of Admission

    Julia joined the Harvard-Westlake Admissions Office in 2018. After growing up in Washington, D.C., Julia attended the University of Michigan where she earned her B.A. in psychology. She then worked for three years at a boutique recruitment firm before returning to school at NYU where she finished her M.S.W. in 2012. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, Julia worked at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, where she interviewed children, families, and volunteers for their community-based mentoring program.

  • Veronica Zapata Martinez
    Veronica Zapata Martinez
    Assistant Director of Admission
  • Tracey Ayeni
    Tracey Ayeni
    Admission Counselor
  • Jessica McKay
    Jessica McKay
    Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Jessica McKay
    Jessica McKay

    Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Jessica McKay threaded her love of children, education, families, and books into a career as an educator and writer.  After attaining her BA in English from Spelman College and MA in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College and teaching at various schools and grade levels in her hometown of Washington DC as well as New York City, Jessica began her career in Los Angeles as a 5th grade English teacher at the Center for Early Education. After that, Jessica was the Assistant Director of Admissions at Geffen Academy at UCLA within the first year of the school's founding and later became the Director of Outreach and Inclusion there. One year ago, Jessica stepped down from that position in order to help her young children transition back to school as it reopened post-virtual school and to pursue a longtime dream of publishing her first children's book, Always With You, Always With Me.

  • Citlaly Madrid
    Citlaly Madrid
    Admission Administrator
  • Maria Arias
    Maria Arias
    Admission Assistant / Middle School Receptionist