Yuridia Tilapa

Yuridia Tilapa

Senior Admission Counselor

Territory: High Schools with a Cook County address in Chicago
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Education: B.A., Coe College ’16
Major: Sociology

Email: ytilapa@coe.edu
Office Phone: 319.399.8804
Cell Phone: 872.333.0348



What do you look for in a student? Someone that is passionate about learning, has an open mind and is ready to step out of their comfort zone. I look for students that make their voice heard and stand tall against all odds. Most importantly, I look for students that are eager to take on new challenges and opportunities, and are thrilled to join Kohawk Nation.

What I love about my job: I love that I get to build relationships with students and parents through the college decision-making process. I remember how amazing my admission counselor was and the great help she provided my family and I.  Now I look forward to doing the same with many future Kohawks and their families!

Cedar Rapids Hot Spot: NewBo City Market

Favorite place on campus: Intercultural Center in Lower Gage

One word your best friend would use to describe you: Soulful

What are three things that people don’t know about you:

  1. I’m a first-generation college graduate
  2. I’m one of 6 children
  3. I LOVE to dance!