Our Team

On behalf of our entire Housing and Residence Life team, I'd like to welcome you to Cal State LA. With a new Residential complex and dining facility, we are excited to get you to be a part of a new Cal State LA on campus experience. Making new friends, being close to classrooms, campus services, and avoiding the long commute are all about of why many choose to live on campus. 

Studies do show that living on campus increases the likelihood that you'll achieve higher grades, build more leadership skills and become connected to the University in a more meaningful way. Let's face it, graduation rates for on campus students are higher as well and that's the ultimate goal for you and your family.

Our Housing and Residence Life staff is here for you. We offer social events, academic workshops and one-on-one support. California State University, Los Angeles has more to offer than you can imagine. A simple DORM is where you eat and sleep but a RESIDENCE HALL at Cal State LA is where you eat and sleep AND enjoy an educational and social experience. Our diverse community provides an amazing environment wherein you'll learn about others - and about you. I challenge you to get involved, study hard, make new friends and reach for the sky. 

If you need more information, take a look at our frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact us.

Once again, welcome to your new home.

 

Leonard Edmond

Director

Residence Life

Dayra Contreras-Garibay
Dayra Contreras-Garibay
Resident Assistant

Hey everyone, I am a fourth-year majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Forensics! I love growing indoor plants and snacking on Reese’s cups and RedVines!

Kathryn Starnes
Kathryn Starnes
Resident Assistant

I’m a third-year film major with a focus on screenwriting. If you look up geek in the dictionary, you will find the definition and that definition describes me.

Leslie Fonseca
Leslie Fonseca
Resident Assistant

Hello! My major is social work and it is my first year as a graduate student. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my loved ones and exercising.

Pedro Guardado
Pedro Guardado
Resident Assistant

Hey Everyone! I am a senior majoring in Kinesiology and hoping to become an athletic trainer and physical therapist! I'm into books, gaming, and BOXING!

Shingi Hlanguyo
Shingi Hlanguyo
Resident Assistant

I am a third-year kinesiology major and I love the art of photography. In my spare time I play video games or edit pictures on my computer.

Leo Pallares
Leo Pallares
Resident Assistant

Hey, I didn’t notice you there, I go by Leo and I am a business major! My favorite quote is “everybody eats”. Oh, I’m also a ramen enthusiast and I’m well known for my laugh. Looking forward to meeting you!

Camiryn Terrell
Camiryn Terrell
Resident Assistant

I am a sixth-year here at Cal State L.A. I am majoring in Natural Science and I plan on becoming a surgeon. Another cool thing about me is that I am also going to school to become a Surgical Tech.

Sahiba Aggarwal
Sahiba Aggarwal
Resident Assistant

Hi everyone! I'm a third-year nursing major hoping to become an or nurse one day. I enjoy traveling, going on long walks in aesthetically pleasing areas, and discovering new food places around the city. In my free time, you can usually find me attempting to cook or having a Harry Potter marathon:)

Professional Staff

Leonard Edmond
Leonard Edmond
Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4804

Leonard lives on and loves the beach.  A good movie, restaurant and facetime with son and grandkids are favorite things to do.

Nadine Kelley
Nadine Kelley
Associate Director for 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 for Facilities
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4805

Mark is a proud parent of two pups.

Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson
Assistant Director for Residence Life
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.

Lori Plekker
Lori Plekker
Fiscal and Resource Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5210

Lori enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid reader and enjoys listening to music, baking and gardening. 

Samira Fields
Samira Fields
Business Operations Coordinator
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-4816

Samira is a Long Beach native who enjoys music, food, and yoga. She's excited to connect with students and share playlists!!

Ruby Park
Ruby Park
Resident Director
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4803

Ruby enjoys connecting with students and learning about their interests. She also enjoys running and loves iced coffee.

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

Maria is a huge fan of pop culture and loves taking pictures with celebrities. She's met so many of them. She also loves to travel and occasionally participates in metaphysical workshops. 

Anne Gonzalez-Vazquez
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.

Rene Gonzalez
Rene Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4800

Rene is a Cal State LA alumnus who has studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea. He enjoys meeting new people, cooking, and listening to many genres of music. If you see him, feel free to say hello and spark a conversation. GO GOLDEN EAGLES!

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.

Student Assistant

HaEun Lee
Marketing Assistant / Graphic Designer

Hey y'all! HaEun is graphic design major in her senior year. Spring 2021 will be her last semester.