Staff Directory

Resident Assistants

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Ale Rodriguez
Resident Assistant

Ale is involved in social-justice organizing and likes going to punk shows on the weekends.

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Alex Webb
Resident 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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Ashley Foskey
Resident Assistant

Ashley is a fourth-year student studying Television and Film. She loves Oprah, Marvel and music. If she had to choose a favorite ninja turtle, it would be Donatello.

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Brandon Vazquez
Resident Assistant

Brandon loves being a part of a growing community and enjoys learning instruments, especially the guitar, ukulele and bass.

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Anhsa Le
Resident Assistant

Anhsa is a second-year Business major. She enjoys playing frisbee, basketball and going to the beach.

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Briana Alverez
Resident Assistant

Briana loves spending time with her family and dog Cleo.

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Brianna Howard
Resident Assistant

Brianna is passionate about helping people who don't know or understand their rights.

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Brianna Sumler
Resident Assistant

Brianna enjoys listening to music and hiking during her free time.

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Brianna Vela
Resident Assistant

Brianna is a second-year Psychology major who came from a small town called Coachella Valley. She loves photography and is currently creating vlogs. On the weekends, she enjoys exploring different foods from different areas of LA.

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Caitlin Ramirez
Resident Assistant

Caitlin is a third-year Public Health major who aspires to create positive changes. She enjoys good jokes and going to Target on Thursdays.

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Camiryn Tyrell
Resident Assistant

Camiryn loves music and sleeping in on the weekends.

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Danny Portillo
Resident Assistant

Danny is a second-year graduate student obtaining his Master's in Social Work. He is the first generation in his family to attend college. He is currently serving in the California National Guard and spends his free time volunteering at the VA Hospital.

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Daron Bryant
Resident Assistant

Daron is a second-year Communications major. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball.

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Donekqua Bandy
Resident Assistant

Donekqua is a fourth-year Special Education major. She likes to ride her bike by the beach on the weekends.

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Elizabeth Mejia
Resident Assistant

Elizabeth is a second-year Exercise Science major from Salinas, California. She's involved in the Cal State LA Track & Field team. She also enjoys cooking and old school music.

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Gerardo Gonzalez
Resident Assistant

Gerardo is an Accounting major. He likes fashion and skateboarding, and enjoys spending time with his four dogs.

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Isis Davis
Resident Assistant

Isis is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Pan-African Studies. She plans to open her own media cooporation. She wants to inform people of underepresented worldwide issues.

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Jason Gomez
Resident Assistant

Jason enjoys playing sports, going to the gym and binge watching The Office.

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Jerald Sumler
Resident Assistant

Jerald is a workout enthusiast. He is a firm believer in the best way to predicting your future is to create it.

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Kathryn Lige
Resident Assistant

Kathryn is passionate about traveling the world to embrace and appreciate other cultures. She aspires to promote mental-health wellness in education.

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Patty Hernandez
Resident Assistant

Patty enjoys singing in the shower to Feeling Good by Michael Buble.

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Perla Alonzo
Resident Assistant

Perla is a second-year student from McAllen, Texas. She is passionate about learning and enjoys singing and dancing like Beyoncé.

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Stephanie Segura
Resident Assistant

Stephanie is passionate about her dog TY$ and will show her pictures to anyone even if they don't ask.

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Tyler Enriquez
Resident Assistant

Tyler is from Torrance, California, but grew up in Rancho Cucamonga. He is a Criminal Justice major. His hobbies include reading, writing and hanging out with friends.

Residence Life Coordinators

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Maggie Sanchez
Residence Life Coordinator

Maggie is a fourth-year Sociology major and Women's, Gender and Sexuality minor. She enjoys working on arts and crafts and having long philosophical conversations.

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Michael Curry
Residence Life Coordinator

Michael is from the Inland Empire and he's passionate about being as positive as you can in order to accomplish your goals. His hobbies are working out and spending time with his close friends and family.

Student Staff

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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 third-year student who plans on becoming a Mass Communications major. She enjoys reading, writing and watching TV.

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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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Giselle Clara
Office Assistant

Giselle is a second-year Biology major who wants to go into the medical field to work with children.

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Ivy Wei
Marketing Assistant & Graphic Designer

Ivy loves hiking and cooking.

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Julissa Amezquita
Office Assistant

Julissa is a third-year Spanish major who likes going to the rodeo on the weekends.

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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 second-year student. Her major is Political Science.

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Nia Allen
Think Tank Monitor

Nia is a third-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. 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 considers herself to be an ambitious, mature and 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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Samantha Enriquez
Office Assistant

Samantha is a second-year student and has trained in boxing. She also enjoys sports and music.

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:
323-343-4808

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

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Demontea Thompson
Resident Director

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

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Tait Brooks
Resident Director

Tait is a native of Texas, but has lived in six states. He believes that exposure leads to enlightment, and encourages all students to explore and become more educated through travel.

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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 recently completed a 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 alumna of 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.