Our Team

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.

Hannah Hanson
Hannah Hanson
Resident Assistant

Hello all! Welcome to Cal State L.A. I am a third-year natural science major and I’m so glad you are all here!

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.

Taylor Henrikson
Taylor Henrikson
Resident Assistant

Hi! My name is Taylor and I am in my third year of Cal State LA’s nursing program. I enjoy living a yogic lifestyle, taking care of my plants, and creating vegan recipes.

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.

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.

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.

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.