Our Team

Summer Community Assistants

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Alexandra Strong
Summer Community Assistant

Alexandra is from San Jose, CA. She is a third-year Computer Science major. She enjoys playing video games, designing games, creating computer programs, traveling, and trying new foods.

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Christina Law
Summer Community Assistant

Christina is from Sacremento, CA. She will be graduating in December with a degree in Psychology, with which she hopes to become a counselor in the future. In her free time, she enjoys writing and cooking. 

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Esmeralda Mercado
Summer Community Assistant

Esmeralda is from Compton, CA. She is a first-generation college student who is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She enjoys going to the gym and listening to music, and she loves classic cars.

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Evelyn Toro
Summer Community Assistant

Evelyn is from Lynwood, CA. She is a Business major with a passion for poetry. It is her fourth year of college.

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Felipe Segura
Summer Community Assistant

Felipe is from South El Monte, CA. He is a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice. His hobbies include working out, stargazing, and playing soccer and video games.

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Jesus Aguilar
Sumer Community Assistant

Jesus is from San Diego, CA. He is majoring in Kinesiology with a focus in Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation; it is his fourth year of college. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar. 

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Joseph Buckner
Summer Community Assistant

Joseph is from Palmdale, CA. He is in his fourth year of college, pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, and he has experience as a sheriff explorer. He is an avid gamer. 

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Kennet Souvannarith
Summer Community Assistant

Kennet is from Los Angeles, CA. She is majoring in Computer Information Systems with a focus in Information Technology. She enjoys playing video games, going out, cooking, and trying new foods.

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Omar Edwards
Summer Community Assistant

Omar is from Sacramento, CA. He is a fourth-year Liberal Studies major. He is the team captain of Cal State LA's Track & Field Team. He enjoys video games, sports, singing, and drawing. 

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Te'Juana Johnson
Summer Community Assistant

Te'Juana is from Austin, Texas. She completed her undergraduate education at Howard University and is now attending Cal State LA in pursuit of a Master's degree in Televison, Film, and Theatre, with a focus in Acting. In her spare time, she liked to attend live performances, go to the movies and hike. 

Residence Life Coordinators

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Ashley Foskey
Residence Life Coordinator

Ashley Foskey is a Television & Film major at Cal State LA in her fifth year. She loves talking about space and zodiac signs, particularly when she's having brunch. She strives to bring diversity and love everywhere she goes.

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Caitlin Ramirez
Residence Life Coordinator

Caitlin is a fifth-year Public Health major who appreciates good jokes and Thai food. She aspires to create positive change and be a resource for those around her.

Resident Assistants

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Andrea Frausto-Zamora
Resident Assistant

Andrea is a third-year Marketing student from Santa Maria, CA, who loves to travel.

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Anhsa Le
Resident Assistant

Anhsa is from Irvine, CA, and is majoring in Business with a focus in Management. She loves playing basketball and frisbee, going to the beach, traveling and trying new foods.

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Anjena Mendias
Resident Assistant

Anjena is a second-year Communication Disorders major from Glendale, CA. She enjoys hanging out with friends, going to new places and just having a good time. 

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Brandon Vazquez
Resident Assistant

Brandon is a fourth-year student majoring in Biology and minoring in Microbiology. He loves being a part of a growing community and enjoys playing instruments, especially the guitar, ukulele and bass.

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Briana Alvarez
Resident Assistant

Briana is a senior majoring in Fashion Fiber and Materials. She enjoys playing with her dog Cleo, going to concerts, thrifting and watching anime.

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Brianna Vela
Resident Assistant

Brianna is from Coachella Valley, CA. She is working on getting into the nursing program at Cal State LA. Her hobbies include exploring L.A. for new food, photography, going to beach, hiking and shopping at Target with her friends. 

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Camiryn Terrell
Resident Assistant

Camiryn is from Georgia. She is a Natural Science major with a focus in Interdisciplinary Science. She has a love for music, '90s style clothing and sleeping. 

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Dani Crockett
Resident Assistant

Dani is a fourth-year Business Marketing major. She is originally from Oxnard. She loves the beach, animals and her friends.

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Donekqua Bandy
Resident Assistant

Donekqua is a fifth-year Urban Learning major from San Diego. She enjoys outdoor activities. 

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Donovan Leonard
Resident Assistant

Donovan is a fourth-year student majoring in both Pan-African Studies and Communications for Social Change. He's an L.A. native who enjoys debating, movies, politics and changing the world one person at a time. 

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Elizabeth Mejia
Resident Assistant

Elizabeth is from Salinas, CA, and is majoring in Exercise Science. This is her third year as a student and her second year as a Resident Assistant. She likes to visit national parks and she runs track and field. 

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Genesis Aguilar
Resident Assistant

Genesis is a second-year Child Development major from Glendale, CA. Her goal is to work in the medical field in pediatrics. She loves Disney and Jurassic Park movies, and enjoys spending free time with friends and family.

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Gerardo Gonzalez
Resident Assistant

Gerardo is a fourth-year Accounting major. He likes to skateboard and play with his three dogs.

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Isis Davis
Resident Assistant

Isis is a fourth-year student double majoring in Pan-African Studies and Communications. She enjoys camping, swimming, reading, cooking and watching YouTube videos.

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Izzy Pinto
Resident Assistant

Izzy is a second-year Liberal Studies major with a focus in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Their hobbies include watching docuseries and crying.

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Jonathan Galarza
Resident Assistant

Jonathan is a third-year Business Administration major from Eagle Rock, CA. He enjoys watching movies and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

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Joseph Brown
Resident Assistant

Joseph is a fourth-year student from Compton, CA. He is majoring in Pan-African Studies and minoring in Theater Arts. He is the co-president of the Black Student Union and enjoys dancing, poetry and creative writing.

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Josiah Collins
Resident Assistant

Josiah is a second-year Mechanical Engineering major who is originally from Brooklyn, New York. He loves music, playing the guitar and freeride longboarding.

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Kael Vasquez
Resident Assistant

Kael is a third-year Criminal Justice major and is on Cal State LA's dance team Relevance. He is LGBTQ+ friendly and likes to draw and eat Kit-Kats. 

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Katie Ruvalcaba
Resident Assistant

Katie is a second-year Criminal Justice major. Her hobbies include volleyball, Jiu-Jitsu, traveling and going on new adventures.

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Khy-Lan Patton
Resident Assistant

Khy-Lan is a third-year student majoring in Political Science with a focus in Pre-Law and minoring in Pan-African Studies and Real Estate. She is from Long Beach and loves playing The Sims 4. 

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McKenna Rivers
Resident Assistant

McKenna is from Fullerton, CA. She is a second-year student in Nutritional Science with a focus in Community Nutrition. She is a major foodie who enjoys concerts, hiking and backpacking. 

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Myles Miller
Resident Assistant

Myles is a second-year Film and Communications major. He's from Los Angeles, CA, and loves to sing, laugh and eat food. 

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Perla Alonzo
Resident Assistant

Perla is a third-year student from McAllen, Texas. She is a Nursing student and enjoys singing and dancing.

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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Dejaney McDonald
Office Assistant

Dejaney is a fourth-year Mass Communications major. She enjoys reading, writing and watching TV.

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Diana Yoon
Office Assistant

Diana is a fourth-year student majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting.

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Evelyn Felix
Office Assistant

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

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Julissa Amezquita
Office Assistant

Julissa is a fourth-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 & Videographer

Ojene is 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
Maintenance Assistant

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

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 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.

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Sam Prater
Associate Director of 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:
323-343-4803

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
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4817

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
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4819

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.

Vacant
Resident Director
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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 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.

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

Ms. 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 over 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.