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Meet The Staff

We are here to help make USF your new home.

The Student Housing and Residential Education staff is committing to providing the support you need to make your transition to on-campus living successful.

If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact us at the email addresses listed below.

Central Office Staff

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Golden Venters

Director for Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)

Email: ventersg@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:
  • Overall Departmental Leadership
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Deidre Smith

Assosciate Director for Operations and Facilities

Email: smithd@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:
  • Residence Hall Facilities Liaison
  • Summer Conference (Guest) Housing

Education: BA & MA, University of San Francisco

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VACANT

Associate Director, Staff and Residential Community Development

 

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Jose Cuevas

Program Assistant for SHaRE

Email: jlcuevas@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Support for the Director and SHaRE
  • Housing Charges/Disputes
  • General On Campus Housing Questions or Concerns

Education: BA, International Studies, Dominican University of California. MA, Organization and Leadership, University of San Francisco

Hometown: Compton, CA

Favorite Place in the City: In and Out in Fisherman's Wharf

Hobbies and Interests: Boxing, Pro-Wrestling, Soccer

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Abel Murillo

Occupancy and Data Systems Manager

Email: share@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Chief Housing Assignments Officer
  • Academic Year Meal Plans
  • USF Rooms & StarRez
  • Contracts and Cancellations
  • Summer School Housing Manager

Education: BA, English, University of San Francisco

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Place in the City: PID HT3052. Google it!

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MElanie Topjian

Manager of Off Campus Student Support Services 

Email: mtopjian@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee university support services that assist continuing students find and move onto safe, affordable off campus housing.
  • Develop resources and tools for students to remain solidly connected to campus life and each other no matter how far from the physical campus they live.
  • Promote off campus student inner growth and self-awareness as part of the larger human community; give students both the tools to develop their native talents and the wisdom and confidence to use them once they have.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Social Work - San Francisco State University 

Hometown: Union City, New Jersey

Favorite spot in the City: Anywhere with my family, close second - Kite Hill in the upper Market Street/Castro area 

Hobbies and Interests: Motorcycling, Woodworking, and baking 

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Kathleen Bailey

Area Coordinator for First Year Residential Education

Email: kbailey@usfca.edu

Education: MS, College Student Personnel Administration, Canisius College

BS, Sociology and Health Science, State University of New York College at Brockport

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Favorite Place in the City: It's impossible to choose just one - I love walking down Haight Street, through Hayes Valley, around Golden Gate Park, and on Valencia Street in the Mission, among many others!

Hobbies and Interests: I love impressing people with my knowledge of random song lyrics, spending time outside, trying new foods/restaurants, volunteering whenever possible, and exploring SF and California with my spouse Brian and dog Coco!

Other things you should know: Aside from my work in Residence Life I love to talk with students about studying abroad (I've been to 15 countries through school, work and just for fun), career development, and post-graduation service opportunities (I'm a proud AmeriCorps*VISTA alum and know many folks who have done other service programs!)

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Alvin Mangosing

Area Coordinator for Continuing Residential Education

Email: anmangosing@usfca.edu


Gillson Residence Hall Staff

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T.J. CARTER

Residence Director

Gillson Residence Hall

Email: tcarter4@usfca.edu

 

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Tanya Koroyan

Assistant Residence Director

Gillson Residence Hall

Email: tnkoroyan@dons.usfca.edu

Education:BA Sociology, San Jose State University

Hometown:Newark, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Union Square

Hobbies and Interests:DIY Projects, dance, badminton, collecting post-cards, trying new foods, watching I Love Lucy

Other things you should know: I love meeting new people and exploring new places!

Hayes-Healy Residence Hall Staff

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Valissa Thomas

Residence Director

Hayes-Healy Residence Hall

Email: vjthomas@usfca.edu

Education: BS, Health Sciences, California State University, Fullerton

MA, Educational Administration and Leadership Student Affairs, University of the Pacific

Hometown: Fontana, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Twin Peaks! It's gorgeous!

Hobbies and Interests: Food, Movies, Education, Hiking, Hanging out with Friends & Family

Other things you should know: I LOVE BEYONCE!

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ZACHARY TEPPER

Assistant Residence Director

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Email: zttepper@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA, Women's Studies and Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hometown: Newberg, Oregon

Favorite Place in the City: Alta Plaza park!

Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, jogging, and Big Brother

Phelan Residence Hall Staff

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Sara Dam

Residence Director

Phelan Residence Hall

Email: sldam@usfca.edu

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Jessica Frazier

Assistant Residence Director

Phelan Residence Hall

Email: jdfrazier@dons.usfca.edu

Fromm Residence Hall Staff

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Valerie Ong

Residence Director

Fromm Residence Hall

Email: vong2@usfca.edu

 

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GABY PEREZ

Assistant Residence Director

Fromm Residence Hall

Email: sgperez@dons.usfca.edu

 

Lone Mountain Residence Hall Staff

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Elliott N. DeVore

Residence Director

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Email: edevore@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Psychology, University of Tennessee

MEd, Education: Student Affairs, Iowa State University

Graduate Certificate,Social Justice in Higher Education,Iowa State University

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Favorite Spot in the City: One of my favorite spots in the city is Dolores Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon with my friends. A close second would be the historic City Lights Bookstore in North Beach—they an amazing selection of critical social theory ranging from queer issues, racism in agriculture, to contemporary religious thought. I also LOVE the Castro theater!

Hobbies and Interests: I'm a member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and am an avid runner. Being that I'm from the South, I often listen to country music and bluegrass. When you hear banjos and fiddles from my office you know I'm thinking about home.

Other things you should know: On campus, I have been involved/collaborated with the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff caucus, the Gender and Sexuality Center, University Ministries, and ISSS! I also advise the Queer Alliance, which is an undergraduate student organization. I deeply value collaboration and community relationships so come by my office in Lone Mountain and say hello!

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Sudha Shrestha

Assistant Residence Director

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Email: sshrestha5@dons.usfca.edu

 

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall Staff

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Olivia Munoz

Residence Director

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Email: omunoz2@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Journalism and Art, Central Michigan University MFA, Creative Nonfiction, Fresno State

Hometown: Saginaw, MI

Hobbies and Interests: Art, poetry, traveling, food, education

Presentations: ACPA (College Student Educators International), American Anthropological Association, American Educational Research Association, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

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SUSAN HUA

Assistant Residence Director

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Email: shua@dons.usfca.edu

 

Loyola Village Condominium Complex Staff

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JASON PENDER

Residence Director

Loyola Village Complex 

Email: jtpender@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Communication, Humboldt State University M.Ed., Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Favorite Place in the City: On the MUNI. It's an adventure every time!

Hobbies and Interests: Attending sporting events ( Giants, A's, Sharks, Warriors, Bears); Music (rap/hip hop); and all things nerdy (reading, sci-fi, comics, collectibles); sneakers (Jordan's, air max's)

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Eric LAvi

Assistant Residence Director

Loyola Village Complex

Email: edlavi@dons.usfca.edu