Danielle Schiestle

Admission Counselor
Call me: 802.654.2831
Text me: 802.736.0172

States Represented:

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Wisconsin

Best tip for students coming for a campus visit

Be yourself! The only way to know if a school is the right fit for you is to authentically be yourself when you visit and speak with your Admission Counselor. It can be scary, but we really want to get to know the real you! Also, don’t be afraid to walk around and explore campus yourself after your tour. Really try to picture what your four years here could look like.

Favorite thing about Burlington

As someone who is new to Vermont, Burlington is the perfect place to be! There’s always something new for me to check out whether it’s incredible food, great shopping, or a run down by the water. The people here are super friendly, and in my experience, always willing to recommend new places to check out!

What do you enjoy most about being an admission counselor?

I love that this job allows me to meet students and families from all walks of life and connect them to a place they can potentially call home for the next four years. I remember how excited and nervous I was during my college search and how much my college experience still means to me. Finding your home away from home is an incredible feeling, and I’m lucky enough to have a job that allows me to help others find that too!


Saint Mike’s is truly a special place. The students, staff, and faculty are all so welcoming and kind. I know how it feels to move somewhere completely new and know no one, and St. Mike’s has welcomed me with open arms. The passion for this community is tangible on campus, and the laughter and stories are endless!


Marquette University, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, 2016

Favorite Book

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Favorite Quotes

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
- Mother Teresa

Favorite Movie

Remember the Titans
Harry Potter Series

Favorite TV Shows

Game of Thrones
Madam Secretary

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