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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!
Davis Community Center
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
Morlan Hall Lounge
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, Sandhu Residence Center
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, Panther Village, and now at Sandhu Residence Center ! 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 softball, going to Angels baseball games, and climbing the Rockwall in Sandhu.
Resident Director, Glass Hall
Glass Hall 234
I joined the Housing and Residence Life staff in 2010 and I am so excited to be serving the students in Glass Hall. With the help of the wonderful Glass Hall RAs we strive to create a safe and welcoming living environment for all our residents. In my free time I enjoy photography and riding my motorcycle.
Resident Director, Panther Village
3101 W. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92868
I am originally from Chicago and am proud of my Midwest roots and values. To me such values mean abiding by “the golden rule.” I moved to California when I was 19 and obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to my postgraduate work I was a small business owner, but felt my true vocation was to create miracles through education, generate new insights in people, and help students develop into productive and ethical citizens. Consequently, I now aim to support, challenge, and encourage students to accomplish their own goals and passions by facilitating an open, just, caring, purposeful, disciplined, celebrated, and collaborative Panther community. My hope is to be a positive influence in the lives of students. In my spare time I enjoy community, beach volleyball, yachting, paddle boarding, barefoot water-skiing, playing backgammon, and just about anything outdoors under the sun.
Resident Director, Pralle-Sodaro Hall
Originally from Wichita, Kansas I recently moved to Southern California to pursue my Masters in Higher Education at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to my journey here I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Emporia State University. I enjoy helping students reach their full potential and am excited to work with the Housing and Residence Life team to create a rewarding Panther experience! In my off time I enjoy watching Manchester United and Sporting Kansas City. Additionally, since I’m no longer in Kansas, I love attending LA Galaxy games!
Resident Director, Apartments
Originally from Chicago, I moved to San Diego CA in 2002 to finish high school. I attended California State University, Los Angeles where I obtained my bachelors degree in Sociology and a masters degree in Counseling. I am currently a doctoral student here at Chapman University in the College of Educational Studies. I enjoy working with students to assist them in developing academic, personal, and professional goals. My advice to students is to try to communicate as effectively as possible and holistically experience college life.