Meet the Admissions Office

Felicia Paik

Director of Admissions

Felicia Paik joined the Archer community in 2010. A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in communications, Felicia was a journalist for almost 20 years and has written for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Felicia is committed to education and to service in the community. She has served as the Board Chair at Brentwood Presbyterian Pre-School, PTA President at Franklin Elementary and Lincoln Middle Schools in Santa Monica. She is also a past president of the Korean-American Parents Association at Harvard-Westlake School. Felicia is a girls' school graduate having attended the Westlake School for Girls and her alma mater, Castilleja School. Felicia's son, Ryan, is a 12th grader at Harvard-Westlake and her daughter, Sabrina, is an Archer 9th grader. Along with her husband and two children, Felicia lives in her hometown of Santa Monica.
"To me, an Archer girl is dedicated, compassionate, inquisitive, spirited, and effervescent."

Carla Alcala

Associate Director of Admissions

Carla joined the Archer community in 2013 and has been able to continue pursuing her passion in education. A Los Angeles native, Carla earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in language and literacy from California State University, Long Beach. Carla has been a classroom teacher and has worked previously as an admissions officer at an all-girls’ high school in Glendale. Outside of Archer, Carla enjoys family time with her husband and son, Sebastian. She is also fluent in Spanish.
"To me, an Archer girl is joyful, inquisitive, and a leader. She has a confidence that is captivating."

Angela Boulart

Admissions Associate

Angela joined the Archer community in 2017 with more than 15 years experience working in arts administration and development at museums in Los Angeles and New York. Angela earned a bachelor's degree in art history from Middlebury College. A proud third culture kid, she grew up in Africa, Europe and the United States. She speaks French and Spanish. Angela is committed to fostering connections between people from different backgrounds and eager to help select the next generation of young leaders at Archer. In her free time, Angela enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and studying interior design.
"To me, an Archer girl is curious, confident, and caring."

Amy Chen

Admissions Associate

Amy joined the Archer community in 2018 and is passionate about the education field. She grew up in a small city in Florida and is excited to start her new adventure in Los Angeles. Previously, Amy worked as an admissions officer at Florida State University where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in corporate and public communication. She speaks Mandarin Chinese. In her free time, Amy enjoys traveling, spending time with her loved ones, and staying active.
"To me, an Archer girl is authentic, ambitious, compassionate, and self-confident."

Lucy Pinkwater

Admissions Associate

Lucy joined the Archer community in 2011 as a history teacher. Later, she was the history department chair for several years before joining the Admissions Office. Lucy grew up outside of Chicago and earned a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of Archer she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Bo and Sadie.   
"To me, an Archer girl is collaborative, curious, resourceful and happy."

Marla Terry

Admissions Interviewer

Marla Terry brings her perspective and experience as an alumni parent at John Thomas Dye and current Archer parent as well as several years experience in the admissions office of Westside Neighborhood School to her unique position at Archer. Marla works with both incoming families as an interviewer with the Admission office and with the College Guidance team as they guide 11th and 12th grade students through the college application process. Prior to her work with students and families at Archer, she had a long career in the fashion industry and is a graduate of FIDM.
"To me, an Archer girl is courageously herself. She is dynamic, imaginative, ambitious and kind."