Michael Pina

Director of Admission
Michael Pina

Hometown: Boston, MA

Education: J.D., Juris Doctor, Boston College; B.A., Philosophy, Trinity College

Favorite T.V. shows to bingewatch? Game of Thrones, Power, Criminal Minds

Favorite music genre? Old school R&B

Favorite RVA restaurant? Mama J's Kitchen

Who would play you in a movie? Idris Elba

Favorite part of the application? The Activities List: A well-crafted list gives a multidimensional snapshot of what’s important to the applicant.

If you could go back to college and major in a different subject, what would you pick? Why?

It would be Art History. I took two Art History courses in Italy and love how it opened my eyes to seeing the world differently.

What is one piece of advice you’d give students for the college search/application process?

Your best IS good enough. Be your authentic self, always, and answer the questions asked on the application.