Our Team

Residence Life

Andrea Frausto-Zamora
Andrea Frausto-Zamora
Residence Life Coordinator

I was born and raised in the Central Coast. My hobbies include eating tacos, listening to bands, and hanging out with my friends and family

Brianna Vela
Brianna Vela
Residence Life Coordinator

Hello! I was born and raised in Coachella Valley (aka, the desert) and love to flop around like a fish here in these beautiful beach cities. My hobbies include eating, Target, and photography! See you around!

Isis Davis
Isis Davis
Residence Life Coordinator

Hey ya’ll, I am the RLC for Halisi Living Learning Community. I enjoy painting, listening to music, and reading motivational books. It is my passion, as an RLC, to get students more involved and connected to the Cal State LA campus. As well, I want to find a home community here.

Anhsa Le
Anhsa Le
Resident Assistant

I like to explore LA and look for new boba shops. I am a 4th year Business major, and I enjoy photographing skylines.

Anjena Mendlas
Anjena Mendlas
Resident Assistant

3rd communication disorders major.

Likes to spend time with family and friends and discover new food in LA.

Ariel Barrington
Ariel Barrington
Resident Assistant

I finally made it to my senior year in college! I am an undergrad in Communicative Disorders. I am a die-hard Dodger’s fan, so I love going to their games. I enjoy hiking and eating good food.

Camiryn Terrell
Camiryn Terrell
Resident Assistant

Hello, I am a fifth year majoring in Natural Science, and I will become a surgeon. Currently, I live in Georgia, and I am studying to be a Surgical Tech.

Dayra Contreras
Dayra Contreras
Resident Assistant

Hey everyone! I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Forensics.  I love pasta and Netflix. 

Genesis Aguilar
Genesis Aguilar
Resident Assistant

3rd year Child Development Major with a focus on working in Health Care.

My favorite movie is Jurassic Park. I like volunteering with the Red Cross and hanging out with my friends and family.

Hannah Hanson
Hannah Hanson
Resident Assistant

Hello everyone! I’m going into my 2nd year at Cal State LA. I am majoring in Pre-Nursing and pursuing my goal as an orthopedic surgeon. I love being adventurist and going hiking. 

Jennifer Hernandez
Jennifer Hernandez
Resident Assistant

I am in my fourth year at Cal State LA. I am originally from the Central Valley. I am now living in LA to earn my degree in Criminal Justice. Some of my hobbies include going to concerts, baseball games, and exploring the AMAZING city of Los Angeles.

Jocelyn Rodriguez
Jocelyn Rodriguez
Resident Assistant

I am a 2nd year master’s student in Bio. My favorite color is aqua. In my free time, I like going to the beach, concerts, and movies.  My favorite food is sushi and I’m unfortunately lactose intolerant.

Jonathan Galarza
Jonathan Galarza
Resident Assistant

I am a Business Administration major. I grew up in Eagle Rock, California. Some of my hobbies and interests include hiking. Practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and eating good food!

Kathryn Starnes
Kathryn Starnes
Resident Assistant

I’m a second year film major with a love for writing. I’m from Maryland. If you want to talk movie discourse, hit me up. 

Khy-Lan Patton
Khy-Lan Patton
Resident Assistant

My major is Political Science with an option in Pre-Law.

Minoring in Pan African Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Real Estate.

My dream is to become a Civil Law Lawyer. My hobbies are playing Sims 4, watching Scooby-Doo, and Dancing.

Leslie Fonseca
Leslie Fonseca
Resident Assistant

I am a fourth year, transfer student form the central coast, majoring in social work. I enjoy spending time with friends, going to music festivals, and reading. I hope to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and dedicate my later years to philanthropy. 

Liz Mejia
Liz Mejia
Resident Assistant

I like to hike, run, play video games, try new Asian foods, and go to Universal Studios. 

Lucy Gutierrez
Lucy Gutierrez
Resident Assistant

Hi! I’m a Sociology major with a minor in Anthropology. I’m from Compton, California.

Noah Myers Gilpin
Noah Myers
Resident Assistant

Noah is a graduating senior majoring in Television and Film Production. His focus is on Narrative Storytelling. He is a well-rounded artist who is comfortable working in most physical and digital artistic mediums. On his free time, you can catch him rolling out as Wrecking Ball on Overwatch (PC, of course).

Pedro Guardado
Pedro Guardado
Resident Assistant

I am a Kinesiology major with a specialization in occupational therapy. I’m a senior and I love boxing.

Samuel Mokelu
Samuel Mokelu
Resident Assistant

Samuel is a visual/performing artist from the Amtelope Valley whose goal is to create opportunity not only for himself but also for everyone else.

Selene Delgado
Selene Delgado
Resident Assistant

I’m from San Diego. I love reading and writing. I am a 4th year Political Science major with a focus on Pre-Law. As well, I want to get a minor in criminal justice. Hope to meet you all.

Shingi Hlanguyo
Shingi Hlanguyo
Resident Assistant

I’m an international student from Zimbabwe. I am in my junior year studying Kinesiology. I love running track and play rugby for my national team. 

Taylor Henrikson
Taylor Henrikson
Resident Assistant

I am in my second year of Cal State LA’s Nursing Program. I am from a small town north of Sacramento. When I am not studying, I enjoy surfing, skating, snowboarding, practicing yoga, and cooking. Positive mental attitude for life.

Victor Ceballos
Victor Ceballos
Resident Assistant

I transferred to Cal State LA from Santa Maria, CA, and I am majoring in Sociology. One day, I hope to become an academic counselor or be involved in college administration. I love to go hiking, trying new food, and making new experiences

Juan Topete
Juan Topete
Resident Assistant

5th year Communications and Music Major

I’m not a regular RA, I’m a cool RA.

Student Staff

HaEun Lee
HaEun Lee
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

HaEun is a third-year Art major with an emphasis on Graphic Design. She enjoys watching her favorite shows on Netflix and loves to eat. Her Instagram feed is full of dog, cat and food posts.

Jessica McDonald
Jessica McDonald
Office Assistant

Jessica is a second year Urban Learning major who enjoys going to Disneyland and spending time with her family.

Kay Adam
Kay Adam
Marketing Assistant & Videographer

Kay is majoring in Televison, Film, and Media Studies. Her focus is on editing and producing short-form content. She is a Gryffindor and loves taking Muay Thai classes in her free time.

Evelyn Toro
Evelyn Toro
Office Assistant

I am a business major with an emphasis in management. I love to write poetry and listen to music.

Giselle Estrada
Giselle Estrada
Office Assistant

Hello! I am a Biology major. My goal is to become a Cardiothorasic Surgeon. I like to dance and sing. I love to travel around the world with my family.

Marco Moncada
Marco Moncada
Office Assistant

Marco is an Animation major who enjoys drawing and watching movies on his free time. He enjoys sightseeing and is the proud owner of a cool dog who sleeps all day.

Karla Sanchez
Karla Sanchez
Maintenance Assistant

I love listening to music and playing PS4 on my free time, while also enjoying some shows on Netflix.

Miguel Martinez
Miguel Martinez
Maintenance Assistant

I am an animation major currently working on my capstone animation project. I enjoy using clay, playing with my dog, and learning new things. Stay strong and study hard.

Khy-Lan Patton
Khy-Lan Patton
Office Assistant

Khy-Lan is a fourth-year student majoring in Political Science with a focus in Pre-Law and minoring in Pan-African Studies, Real Estate and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is from Long Beach and loves playing The Sims 4. 

Kimberly Miranda
Kimberly Miranda
Office Assistant

Hi I'm a second year student here. I'm currently working on choosing a major that's best for me. My hobbies include listening to music, enjoying a meal with company, writing and watching videos/movies/anime. I like to be in peaceful environments without disturbance. Being around nature is also relaxing. I really enjoy going to school here and working here as well!

Dejaney McDonald
Dejaney McDonald
Office Assistant
Isis Sosa-Castellanos
Isis Sosa-Castellanos
Office Assistant

Hello! I am a second year Child Development Major, originally from the Bay Area. I enjoy dancing, spending time with my friends, and eating pasta.

Jocelyn Mejia
Jocelyn Mejia
Office Assistant

Hello! I am a second year Kinesiology major. I dye my hair a lot and drink too much caffine.

Professional Staff

Betty Kennedy
Betty Kennedy
Interim Director
Nadine Kelley
Nadine Kelley
Associate Director of Business Operations
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4818

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

Mark Facio
Mark Facio
Assistant Director of Facilities
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4805

Mark is a proud parent of two pups.

Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson
Assistant Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4812

Christopher enjoys connecting with the staff and students on multiple levels. He has a passion for social justice, diversity, and inclusion. He enjoys traveling, hearing other's lived experiences, and his dog.

Demontea Thompson
Demontea Thompson
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4817

Demontea is passionate about igniting conversations and collaboration across fields to solve problems students face. He enjoys performing slam poetry, writing and storytelling.

Stephane Tchang
Stephane Tchang
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4817

Stephane is a big foodie. He loves getting involved in the community and going to edm events. Ask him about his maltipoo dog!

Johanna Prado-Lazareno
Johanna Prado-Lazareno
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4819

Johanna is a proud parent of one adorable baby. His name is Raidon Adonis (Thunder God and God of beauty). You'll see him walking around in his bat mobile walker! Johanna also enjoys powerlifting and running.

Rich Ramón
Rich Ramón
Assistant to Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4822

Rich enjoys exploring new food, traveling and camping with family. He also loves to paint and write fiction. 

Maria Ruiz
Student Relations & Outreach Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4810

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

Tiffany Thomas
Summer Conferences Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2527

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

Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez
Assistant Resource Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4811

Anne has been working in the Office of Housing and Residence Life for over 10 years.

Miguel Mota
Miguel Mota
Facilities Lead

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

Fausto Esquivel
Fausto Esquivel
Maintenance Mechanic

Fausto enjoys the freedom and value of this great country.

Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez
Maintenance Mechanic
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4809

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

Keith Schwab
Keith Schwab
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Keith enjoys working on home-improvement projects and recently built a gazebo in his backyard.

David Vazquez
David Vazquez
Faclities Worker

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

David Vazquez
David Vazquez
Faclities Worker

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