Admissions Staff


Office of Admissions
Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus
Avenida del Valle, 34
28003 Madrid - Spain
Telephone: +34 91 554 58 58
Fax: +34 91 554 62 02

Heidi Buffington
Heidi Buffington
hbuffin1@slu.edu
Director of Admissions 
Ext.: 206

Heidi grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She studied abroad in Spain when she was a junior at the College of Wooster. After graduating with a degree in Biology and Spanish, she returned to Spain to pursue a Master's degree in International Studies. Heidi joined the SLU-Madrid staff in 2004 as U.S. Visiting Student Coordinator. She later served as International Admissions Counselor and Graduate Admissions Coordinator, recruiting first-year, transfer and graduate students from the U.S. and Western Europe. Heidi was appointed Director of Admissions in 2016.

Degrees
M.A. International Studies, Escuela Diplomática de Madrid, Spain
B.A. Biology and Spanish, The College of Wooster, OH

Monica Chiclana
Mónica Chiclana
chiclana@slu.edu
Ext.: 210

Mónica joined SLU-Madrid Campus in 2010 to occupy the position of Admissions Counselor. She is the Alumni Association Coordinator, and works with students from international high schools in Spain.

Degrees
B.S. Business Administration/Marketing, Saint Louis University, Madrid and St. Louis, MO
Master in Communication and Protocol, GADE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Cat Gaa
Cat Gaa
gaacm@slu.edu
Ext.: 271

Cat grew up all over the Midwest, eventually settling in Chicago. Studying a joint degree in Journalism and International Studies at the University of Iowa, she spent a summer in Valladolid and moved to Seville, Spain upon graduation to work in the ESL field. She later furthered her studies in communication by earning a degree in Public Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Cat joined the SLU-Madrid team in 2016 as an Admissions Counselor, focusing her efforts on Western Europe.

Degrees
B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, International Studies; University of Iowa
M.A., Public Relations, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Keira Maaked
Keira Maaked
maakedk@slu.edu
Ext.: 270

Keira is from Spain and has been a member of the SLU-Madrid staff since 2001. She is the key point of contact for students, high schools and universities from Middle East and North Africa. She speaks French, Arabic, Spanish, English and even a little Polish!

Degrees
Escuela Superior de traducción e interpretación, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

Bianca Montenegro
Bianca Montenegro
bmontene@slu.edu
Ext.: 220

Bianca hails from Manila, Philippines. She received a Liberal Arts education from Ateneo de Manila, the oldest Jesuit university in the country. In 2004, she relocated to Spain to pursue graduate studies and ended up making Madrid her home. Bianca has been a member of the SLU Madrid Admissions Team since 2010. She oversees recruitment in Asia-Pacific and Southern Europe.

Degrees
M.Sc. Strategic Human Resources Management, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
B.A. Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines

Diego Rodriguez
Diego Rodríguez-Vila
dvila@slu.edu
Ext.: 275

Diego was born in Valladolid but moved to Madrid when he was 9. He has studied in six different universities (including SLU!). He has worked in college recruiting for Spanish and American universities for 15 years.

Degrees
B.A. Advertising, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Licenciado en Comunicación Audiovisual, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain
Master in Business Administration, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

Katherine Smith
Katherine Smith
ksmit160@slu.edu
Ext.: 258

Katherine grew up in Ohio and has spent the past few years living in Spain. She has a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Ohio State University and a M.A. in Spanish from SLU-Madrid. While completing her undergraduate degree, she studied abroad in Bolivia and Spain. In her role at SLU-Madrid, she coordinates visiting groups and the Administrative Support Scholarship.

Degrees
B.A. in Spanish and International Studies, Ohio State University
M.A. in Spanish, SLU-Madrid



U.S.-based Admissions Staff

Diana Hidalgo
Diana Hidalgo
hidalgod@slu.edu
Admission Counselor
(Study Abroad)
Des Peres Hall, Suite 102
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103 USA
314-977-3445

Diana was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from a Spanish high school and pursued an international education at Saint Louis University. After two years at the Madrid Campus, Diana transferred to the St. Louis Campus, where she graduated with a major in History. In August 2009, she began working for her alma mater as SLU-Madrid Admissions Counselor. She works with visiting students from US universities applying to study abroad at the Madrid Campus. Diana is also the contact person for current Saint Louis University students who wish to study at the Madrid Campus.

Degrees
B.A. in History, Saint Louis University

Kaylyn Stoll
Kaylyn Stoll
kaylynstoll@slu.edu
Madrid Campus Admission Counselor
Queens Daughters Hall
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO​ 63103 USA
314-977-3416

Kaylyn Stoll grew up in a small town located in the heart of Missouri. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Human Environmental Sciences (B.S.) with a minor in Business, she moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a Master's in International Commercial Law (LLM). After her undergraduate degree, Kaylyn lived in Madrid, Spain for a short time. Kaylyn started at Saint Louis University as an undergraduate counselor recruiting students to attend the campus in St. Louis. She now acts as the contact person for students wishing to attend SLU - Madrid from a United States high school.

Degrees
B.S. Human Environmental Sciences
LLM Masters of International Commercial Law candidate

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