Staff Directory

Resident Assistants & Residence Life Coordinators

Abhishek Patel
Resident Assistant

Abhishek jumps at the opportunity to play volleyball any time he has a chance. He's a senior studying Computer Science with an interest in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.

Abigail Molina
Resident Assistant

Abigail is a Psychology major with a minor in Dance. She enjoys good books, good music and dancing at all times!

Amy Nguyen
Resident Assistant

Amy is in her sophomore year and working towards a degree in Nutritional Science. In her free time, she enjoys watching dramas and learning about skin care.

Ashley Foskey
Resident Assistant

Ashley is a television and film major dedicated to bringing social justice awareness to the world through documentaries. Her passions are Marvel and TV shows like The Walking Dead.

Brian Vera
Resident Assistant

Brian loves camping trips and going running and hiking. His favorite hobbies are unicycling and playing video games.

Brianna Sumler
Resident Assistant

Brianna loves taking on new and exciting challenges that will develop growth not only within herself, but for the benefit of the community she serves. She also has a passion for music, shopping and fitness.

Caitlin Ramirez
Resident Assistant

Caitlin is a Public Health major who appreciates good jokes and great books.

Christine Cadiente
Resident Assistant

Christine is pursuing an education in Public Health. She enjoys trying new foods, watching Netflix and listening to Beyoncé.


Dan Pham
Resident Assistant

Dan is a transfer student who recently moved from Sacramento. He is majoring in Fire Protection Administration and Technology. His hobbies are hiking, biking and helping out the community.

Gem Arias
Resident Assistant

Gem has a passion for fashion and is a Fashion major. He has a creative outlook on life and enjoys anything about art, from museums to self-expression. 

Hannah Cota
Resident Assistant

Hannah is a fourth-year student pursuing a degree in Communication and a minor in WGSS. She enjoys going to concerts, Disneyland and Harry Potter World at Universal Studios.

Helen Rangel
Resident Assistant

Helen is currently completing her Bachelor's in Kinesiology and wants to eventually get into a doctoral program. She has a great passion for soccer and hopes that in the future she can help many people both in and out of her profession.

Janet Santos
Resident Assistant

Janet is majoring in Food Science and Technology. She enjoys hanging out, playing board games and trying new foods.

Jecah Tuanqui
Resident Assistant

Jecah is a second-year student majoring in Business. She enjoys fangirling over TV shows, cooking and hanging out with friends.

Kathryn Lige
Resident Assistant

Kathryn's favorite thing about the world is the ability to travel. Her ambitions include traveling to every state in the United States and mastering the science of vegetarian-Hispanic cuisine.

Katrina Stanley
Residence Life Coordinator

Katrina has a BS in Rehabilitaion Services from Cal State LA is currently a graduate student in Counseling. She loves to spend time with her guide dog Pali.

Lacie Armstrong
Resident Assistant

Lacie is a Television and Film major who hopes to have her own talk show like Ellen and Oprah. Ceviche is her favorite food. One of her life mottos is, "She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten."

Maggie Sanchez
Resident Assistant

Maggie is a Sociology major in her third year and is passionate about learning. She enjoys long walks on the beach and stimulating conversations over arts and crafts.

Michael Curry
Resident Assistant

Michael will obtain his BA in Sociology in spring 2018. He enjoys having conversations, exercising and good music.

Morgan Abraham
Residence Life Coordinator

Morgan enjoys doing yoga and eating at new restaurants. She is currently getting her MS degree in School-Based Family Counseling and is passionate about helping people succeed.

Nancy Flores-Mendosa
Resident Assistant

Nancy is senior majoring in Child Development with an option in Youth Agency Administration. Her hobbies involve traveling and exploring new sites.

Royal Huff
Resident Assistant

Royal graduated from Columbia College with an AS in Fire Technology. He believes in creating a safe space for students' proactive growth and in drawing the potential out of every individual.

Samantha Meyers
Resident Assistant

Two years ago, Sam graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical College with an AA in Culinary Arts. She likes reading, microbiology lab work and Harley Quinn collectibles.

Sigrid Benitez
Resident Assistant

Sigrid is a graduating senior, hoping to start graduate school in Psychology in fall 2017. She enjoys music, art and ice cream.

Stephanie Martinez
Resident Assistant

Steph is a COMD major and a CHDV minor. She loves Disneyland and enjoys being involved with her sorority Sigma Lambda Gamma.

Stephanie Segura
Resident Assistant

Stephanie is a junior majoring in Communications. She enjoys road trips, hiking and watching movies on Netflix.

Student Staff

Alex Webb
Office Assistant

Alex is a transfer student from Wichita, Kansas. She's majoring in Television and Film with hopes one day to become a director and producer. She is one of the few students here who actually listens to country music.

Carmenita Gay
Office Assistant

Carmenita is a Sociology major working to promote mental health, especially in minority communities. She's a big ball of sunshine and excels at what she pursues.

Ceejay Garcia
Office Assistant

Ceejay likes any type of food and the beach.

Dani Crockett
Maintenance Assistant

Dani likes memes and long waks on the beach.

Dejaney McDonald
Office Assistant

Dejaney is a second-year student who plans on becoming a mass communications major. She enjoys reading, writing and watching TV.

Destinie Williamson
Office Assistant

Destinie likes to watch movies by herself.

Evelyn Felix
Office Assistant

Evelyn enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and going on adventures.

Evelyn Toro
Office Assistant

Evelyn's passions are music and food.

Ivy Wei
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

Ivy loves hiking and cooking.

Jemealia Patterson
Office Assistant

Jemealia believes that strength doesn't come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

Kelly Orosco
Office Assistant

Kelly likes Game of Thrones. She also loves to read.

Kelly Tsoi
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

Kelly likes Star Wars, Harry Potter, and sleeping. She also enjoys traveling and creating Bullet Journals.

Khy-Lan Patton
Office Assistant

Khy-Lan is a first year student. Her major is Political Science.

Maria Leonor Martinez
Office Assistant

Maria enjoys hanging out with her friends. Her favorite food is served at Carl's Jr.

Maylee Tan
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Artist

Maylee is a fourth-year graphic design student who enjoys art, sleeping and consuming her weight in banana chips.

Patrick Bedolla
Maintenance Assistant

Patrick likes to make people laugh.

Rudy Galindo
Office Assistant

Rudy is originally from Ojai. He's a junior studying mechanical engineering and enjoys hiking, movies and the beach.

T'awna Williams
Office Assistant

T'awna is a junior Honors College student who is pursuing a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in English. She loves spending time with her family.

Professional Staff

Rebecca Palmer
Director of Housing

Rebecca likes taking her dogs to the dog beach on the weekend. Her passion is focusing on students' growth and creating socially-just environments where everyone can succeed.

Nadine Kelley
Associate Director of Operations

Nadine enjoys traveling with great friends and family. She intends to experience the various cultures of the world through her travels.

Sam Prater
Associate Director for Residence Life

Sam enjoys spending time with his 13 siblings, eating and live music. He’s passionate about social justice, education and advocating for students.

Mark Facio
Assistant Director of Facilities

Mark is a proud parent of two pups.

Resident Director
Maria Cerce
Resident Director

Maria has a Master's in Public Administration from Clark University. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she moved to California about a year ago. Her yorkie terrier, Lucky, barks too much, but loves getting attention from Cal State LA residents.

Resident Director
Taylor Mechlinski
Resident Director

Taylor thinks you should think critically about your life and is more than willing to help you do that.

Office Manager
Stephanie Abraham
Communications & Technical Support Coordinator

Stephanie is an alumna of Cal State LA. While she was a student here, she completed an MA in Cultural Studies and founded the campus' feminist magazine LOUDmouth.

Maria Ruiz
Student Relations & Outreach Coordinator

Maria is a huge fan of pop culture and celebrities. She also loves to travel.

Tiffany Thomas
Summer Conferences Coordinator

Tiffany is your go-to person for all things related to Summer Conferences.

Gabriela Contreras
Assignment Coordinator

Gabriela graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's in Communications. She's currently pursuing her Master’s in Counseling.

Kimberly Taylor
Assistant Assignments Coordinator

Kim is a huge fan of board games.

Monica Corona-Michel
Resource Coordinator

Monica is a first-generation Mexican American graduate from Cal State LA. She enjoys working with numbers and is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Administration at Cal State LA.

Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez
Assistant Resource Coordinator

Anne has been working in Housing Services for 10 years.

Miguel Mota
Facilities Lead

Miguel believes that we are all people, so we should live up to good ethics and values.

Angel Birrueta
Maintenance Mechanic

Angel enjoys playing paintball and restoring his 1967 Chevelle.

Fausto Esquivel
Maintenance Mechanic

Fausto enjoys the freedom and value of this great country.

Jonathan Sanchez
Maintenance Mechanic

Johnathan is a well-rounded, skilled tradesman. He enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends in his spare time.

David Vazquez
Faclities Worker

David likes spending time with his family and dancing salsa. He also likes eating taquitos with guacamole and ceviche.