portrait of Chelsea Kinjorski
  • Assistant Director of Admissions Admissions


I was born and raised just outside of Detroit, Michigan, and have a passion for culture, music, and advocating for a more just society. I have a keen interest in educational access and have spent most of my postgraduate life working with first-generation college students like myself.

I strongly believe in the benefits of a small residential campus experience. I spent my undergraduate years in a living learning community centered around the arts and humanities at Michigan State University. While in the Residential College, I studied language, culture, and the intersections between class, race, and educational opportunities. 

Upon graduation, I knew I wanted to work with other first-generation college students, so I joined AmeriCorps and served as a college advisor in a rural community in Northern Michigan. 

After completing my graduate work at Florida International University in Miami, I decided I wanted to return to the Midwest and work at a school that matched my personal values. My first two years at Oberlin were spent working in Residential Education, so I love answering questions about what it means to live and learn on a residential campus. I also enjoy working with incoming students and talking about what it means to be a first-generation college student.

In my free time, I’m usually reading (fantasy novels or comic books), playing old time string music, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or volunteering at our local cat shelter.

I look forward to connecting with students during my travels.


Florida, Michigan