Staff Directory

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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Evelyn Felix
Office Assistant

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

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Evelyn Toro
Office Assistant

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

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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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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.

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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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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

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 Business Operations

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 of Residence Life, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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

Mark is a proud parent of two pups.

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Betty Arias
Resident Director

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

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

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

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

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

Tiffany Thomas
Summer Conferences Coordinator

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

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Gabriela Contreras
Assignment Coordinator

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

Kim is a huge fan of board games.

Monica Corona-Michel
Resource Coordinator

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

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

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.