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Central Office Staff
After growing up in Phoenix, I came to California to pursue my bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Redlands. I always seek challenging experiences and enthusiastic colleagues in my professional career, which led me to Chapman University. Over the last fifteen plus year at Chapman I experienced these things, along with incredible students who continually impress me. For fun I enjoy spending time at nearby beaches with my partner.
I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i, but came to California to further my education. I obtained my Associate’s degree at Marymount College and then transferred to Chapman University where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I enjoyed my experience as a Chapman student so much that I wanted to give back. At Chapman, I have been able to serve as a professional staff in the Office of the Registrar, Office of Admissions and now the Office of Housing and Residence Life where I continue to learn and grow as a professional. My advice to students is to make the most of your experience while at Chapman.
Originally from the Imperial Valley, I did my undergrad at Iowa State University and my graduate work at University of South Florida. Being away from home and living in the residence halls allowed me to connect with new people, which has resulted in amazing friendships that I still have to this day! I hope you take advantage of your time at Chapman and connect with the diverse students who attend this wonderful institution. I’m so excited to be at Chapman and I hope you are too!
Residential Education Coordinator
Davis Community Center
I always tell people that I’ve experienced “Left, Right & Center”, having been born and raised in Indiana where I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, spending five years in Boston, MA where I completed a year of AmeriCorps*VISTA service and earned my Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and now find myself living in Southern California since 2006. I’m an educator at heart, with a passion for providing students with experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, be it in the residence hall setting, or in other venues throughout the OC/LA area. Outside of my work, I enjoy watching baseball (Go Red Sox!), camping, and attending as many concerts as I can. Through my role in Housing & Residence Life, I look forward to assisting our students, especially those in our first-year living-learning communities, find their niche at Chapman and learning something about themselves in the process!
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator
Davis Community Center
I moved out here to Orange County in 2009 and after living all over the country, I definitely feel like I’ve found my home! I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and my Master’s degree from Boston University, and after living in the cold weather almost all of my life, it was time for a change! I’ve been fortunate to work at colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes from the East Coast out to the West, and I have an extensive background in Housing & Residence Life. I truly enjoy working with college students and watching them grow and mature during their college years. It’s an exciting time in a student’s life and I’m happy to be a part of it, as I help students navigate through the process of finding their off-campus homes!
Housing Assignments Assistant
Growing up near the beaches in Southern California, I simply could not leave them and found my second home at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and had such an incredible college experience that my career goal is to help as many students as possible feel exactly the same. I am delighted to work with the wonderful team here at Chapman and to assist individuals at such an important time in their lives. I truly believe that your four years in college are where you have the opportunity to shine, so make sure to find an organization, project, or group that will allow you to showcase your talents and to grow!
In the summer of 2008 when I began working for the Office of Housing and Residence Life, I did not imagine the impact the opportunity would have on me: from the people I have had the privilege to work with to the programs I have been involved with and much more. It has all been, and continues to be quite an amazing journey! Since graduating from Chapman with class of 2010 I continue to be inspired by the students and fellow staff members around me. I am continuing my education as a lifelong learner and currently pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education at California State University, Fullerton.
Rock Wall Coordinator
I can’t get enough fresh air, and expanding Chapman’s outdoor involvement is my number-one priority. In 2008, I established the Outdoor Expedition Living Learning Community in the Sandhu Residence Center - a community for all students wild. If you love extreme outdoor sports then come pay me a visit - you’ll find me at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall, Chapman’s coolest facility and my focus here on campus for two years. Since 2010, I have helped organize and lead Panther Escapes, Chapman’s first outdoor adventure program.
Resident Director, Morlan Hall
I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where I attended Indiana University. At IU, I earned both my bachelors and masters degree. Currently, I am working on my Ed.D at the University of Southern California in Higher Education Administration which I anticipate completing in May 2012. As a Resident Director for over ten years at various universities, I have a few words of advice: 1) get involved with your residence hall; 2) get to know your RA; 3) keep an open mind and think outside the box; 4) have fun and enjoy yourself. If you do these things you will have experiences that you will never forget and college will truly be the beginning of the rest of your life!
Resident Director, Henley Hall
After receiving my bachelors at Cal State Long Beach and my masters at Azusa Pacific University, I landed here at Chapman. My experience working here has been shaped by the Resident Advisors and their commitment to residents. My advice for residents is to attend programs and events, meet their neighbors and find their passion at Chapman. Do what you can so that Chapman feels like home. Be proud of your university and things that you accomplish here!
Resident Director, Panther Village
3101 W. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92868
I began my time in residence life as a Resident Advisor at Chapman. I loved it so much that I joined the professional staff as the Resident Director for the Apartments, served as Resident Director for Pralle-Sodaro Hall, and now at Panther Village! I earned my Bachelor’s degree in History at Chapman (Class of ’08) and I earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel through Arkansas Tech University. I also enjoy playing co-ed softball on the weekends, going to Angels baseball games, and climbing the Rockwall in Sandhu.
Resident Director, Sandhu Residence Center
After moving from Phoenix, Arizona to attend Chapman University, I joined the Office of Housing and Residence Life staff in 2008. I quickly realized that nothing is more rewarding than helping residents succeed and grow in their personal, academic and professional lives. My goal is to provide students with a safe, welcoming and enjoyable home away from home in Sandhu Residence Center so that they can make the most of their time at Chapman. The Sandhu staff is energetic, creative and attentive to the needs of every student in our community – just wait until you meet them!
Resident Director, Glass Hall
Glass Hall 234
My Residence Life experience began at the University of Virginia as a Resident Advisor for a year and then Senior Resident Advisor for two years. Originally from the east coast, I visited California once before I started working with Chapman. After working with the with the awesome apartments community at Chapman for two years, I am excited to bring my experience to Glass Hall and help its residents take ownership of it. With an amazing staff, interactive programming, and beautiful courtyards- you’ll love it here! Ask me about my California adventures blog, my stint on Broadway, or my obsession with New England.
Resident Director, Pralle-Sodaro Hall
Born and raised in Los Angeles; I earned my Bachelor’s degree in History at Cal State Northridge and earned my Master's degree in Higher Education at Cal State Fullerton. After working at Penn State I am happy to return home to sunny California. I am cannot wait to be able to meet you all and become a resource while you embark on your journey here at Chapman. Furthermore, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the students of Pralle-Sodaro Hall and I look forward to welcoming everyone into the Chapman community.
Resident Director, Davis & Harris Apartments
I joined the Housing and Residence Life staff in 2010 and I am so excited to be serving the students in the Davis and Harris apartments. With the help of the wonderful apartments RAs we strive to create a safe and welcoming living environment for all our residents. In my free time I enjoy photography.