• Aaron Mieszczanski
    Aaron Mieszczanski
    Director of Admission
    Aaron Mieszczanski
    Aaron Mieszczanski

    Director of Admission

    Aaron joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 2018. Originally from New York City, Aaron earned his B.A. in History from Williams College and his M.S.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, he spent five years as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at San Francisco University High School and five years as the Senior Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach at the Thacher School. Aaron currently serves on the board of trustees for the Educational Records Bureau and as a member of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship selection committee, and he previously served on the Enrollment Management Association’s Admission Leadership Council.  

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

    Associate Director of Admission / Director 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 Director 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.

  • Meagan Salmon
    Meagan Salmon
    Admission Counselor
    Meagan Salmon
    Meagan Salmon

    Admission Counselor

    Meagan joined the Admission Office in 2016. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she completed a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington, Seattle. Meagan previously worked at the Alumni Associations of the University of Washington and University of Washington, School of Medicine. Most recently, Meagan worked at a business management and accounting firm in Beverly Hills. Meagan works closely with prospective families during the application process.

  • Maria Arias
    Maria Arias
    Admission Assistant / Middle School Receptionist
  • Nancy Jeon '89
    Nancy Jeon '89
    Associate Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    Nancy Jeon '89
    Nancy Jeon '89

    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.  

  • Julia Kraft
    Julia Kraft
    Assistant Director of Admission
    Julia Kraft
    Julia Kraft

    Assistant 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.

  • Sara Vong
    Sara Vong
    Admission Administrator / Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant
    Sara Vong
    Sara Vong

    Admission Administrator / Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant

    Sara joined the Admission Office in 2018, but isn't new to Harvard-Westlake. She served as a proctor for the school starting in 2016. In that role, she proctored for the SAT, ACT and AP exams. Sara earned her B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for an equestrian therapy program and has taught riding lessons at a youth camp.

  • Sarah Lembersky
    Sarah Lembersky
    Admission Intern
    Sarah Lembersky
    Sarah Lembersky

    Admission Intern

    Sarah joined the Harvard-Westlake Admission Office in 2019. She is originally from Los Angeles and earned her B.A in Child Development from California State University, Northridge. During her time as an undergraduate student, she found her passion for non-profit work and education. Before coming to Harvard-Westlake, Sarah worked as a teaching intern at an independent elementary school in the area. She believes in the power of meaningful and impactful relationships and is excited to work with prospective families at HW.