Staff Directory

Summer Community Assistants

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Aimé Alvarez
Summer Community Assistant

Aimé is a senior majoring in Criminal Justice. She likes cooking and hiking.

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Brisa Slaton
Summer Community Assistant

Brisa is a senior majoring in Business Management. She loves beauty, cooking and the Tastemade app.

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Carmenita Gay
Summer Community Assistant

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

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Evelyn Toro
Summer Community Assistant

Evelyn is a third-year student majoring in Business. She loves to write poetry.

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James Haynes
Summer Community Assistant

James is a 2017 graduate who majored in Sociology Law. He enjoys exploring Los Angeles and watching Netflix documentaries.

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Mario Galarza
Summer Community Assistant

Mario is a third-year student majoring in Sociology Law. He loves to spend time with his family.

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Michelle Gaines
Summer Community Assistant

Michelle is a fourth-year student majoring Biochemistry. She enjoys going to the gym and baking.

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Steve Zarazua
Summer Community Assistant

Steve is a nursing student in his fourth year. He likes going to shows and cooking vegan meals.

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Tamia Morrow
Summer Community Assistant

Tamia is a Sociology and Pan-African Studies major in her third year. She loves reading, listening to music and working out.

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Vashti Hollomon
Summer Community Assistant

Vashti is a Mechanical Engineer major in her fourth year. She likes to watch foreign films and dramas.

Student Staff

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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.

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Ceejay Garcia
Office Assistant

Ceejay likes any type of food and the beach.

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Christian Avendano
Marketing Assistant & Videographer

Christian is a senior majoring in Television, Film and Media. His hobbies include Taekwondo, dancing, playing video games, drawing and watching anime.

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Dani Crockett
Maintenance Assistant

Dani likes memes and long waks on the beach.

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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.

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Destinie Williamson
Office Assistant

Destinie likes to watch movies by herself.

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Donald Ajayi
Think Tank Monitor

Donald is a Computer Science major with a minor in Pan-African Studies. He enjoys working out and playing basketball.

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Evelyn Felix
Office Assistant

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

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Ivy Wei
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

Ivy loves hiking and cooking.

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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.

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Kelly Orosco
Office Assistant

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

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Kelly Tsoi
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

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

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Khy-Lan Patton
Office Assistant

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

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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.

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Nia Allen
Think Tank Monitor

Nia is a second-year Communication Disorders major. She enjoys painting, poetry and running track for Cal State LA.

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Ojene Basmadjian
Marketing Assistant & Videogarpher

Ojene is a sophomore and a Communications major at Cal State LA. She has a passion for media and entertainment because she's been exposed to and fascinated by them all her life.

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Patrick Bedolla
Maintenance Assistant

Patrick likes to make people laugh.

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Prathibha Gubbi Prakash
Think Tank Monitor

Prathibha consider herself to be an ambitious, mature and a confident individual with strong vocational insights and a burning desire to excel in and contribute to the field of Information Technology. She's passionate about coding and loves camping, long drives and shopping.

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Rudy Galindo
Office Assistant

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

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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

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Rebecca Palmer
Director of Housing and Residence Life
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4804

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.

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Nadine Kelley
Associate Director of 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.

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Sam Prater
Associate Director for Residence Life
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4812

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

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

Mark is a proud parent of two pups.

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Betty Arias
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4817

Betty has a B.A. in Communications. She enjoys doing arts and crafts and spending time with family.

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Maria Cerce
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4819

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.

Vacant
Resident Director
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Taylor Mechlinski
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4803

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

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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. 

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Stephanie Abraham
Communications & Technical Support Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4813

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.

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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.

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Gabriela Contreras
Assignment Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4800

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

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Kimberly Taylor
Assistant Assignments Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4814

Kim is a huge fan of board games.

Monica Corona-Michel
Resource Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5210

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
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4811

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

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Miguel Mota
Facilities Lead

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

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Angel Birrueta
Maintenance Mechanic

Angel enjoys playing paintball and restoring his 1967 Chevelle.

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Fausto Esquivel
Maintenance Mechanic

Fausto enjoys the freedom and value of this great country.

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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.

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Keith Schwab
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

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

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David Vazquez
Faclities Worker

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