Residential Student Experience Staff Contacts

Coordinators of Student Development

The Coordinators of Student Development (CSDs) are full-time professionals, with Masters Degrees, skilled in leadership, program development, advising, and resource referral. Living in on-campus housing, they train and supervise Resident Advisors, oversee the front desk operations, advise Community Councils, and administer Community Standards and administrative procedures.  

Note on Contacting Staff and Student Confidentiality - When contacting University Housing staff, please be aware that student records are protected by the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA. In order for a staff member to share specific student information with you, your student may need to give written consent to release information.

Serafin Aguilar, Jr., CSD of yakʔitʸutʸu

Serafin Aguilar, Jr. (he, him, his)

Poly Canyon Village Aliso, Buena Vista, Corralitos, Dover, and Inyo
Community Front Desk: 805-756-9301
Office: (805) 756-9351
Masters in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
University of Vermont
Bachelors in Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara 

Hannah Aksamit, CSD of Sierra Madre HallHannah Aksamit (she, her, hers)

CARE and Front Desks
Community Front Desk: 805-756-5650
Office: 805-756-5651
Masters in Counselor Education - Student Affairs in Higher Education
Clemson University
Bachelors in Psychology
University of Arizona

Deja Floyd, CSD of Tenaya HallDeja Floyd (she, her, hers)

Halls: Shasta, Lassen, Santa Lucia, Diablo, Palomar, Whitney, Trinity, Muir, Sequoia and Tenaya 
Community Front Desk: 805-756-5670
Office: 805-756-5661
Masters in Higher Education Administration
Florida International University
Bachelors in English Language and Literature
Florida Atlantic University


Kenzie Kitson, CSD of Yosemite Hall

Kenzie Kitson (she, her, hers)

Community Standards
Community Front Desk: (805) 756-9301
Office: 805-756-9331
Masters in Student Affairs
Colorado State
Bachelors in Business & Leadership
University of Puget Sound

Cindy Loza, CSD of Sequoia and Trinity Hall

Cindy Loza (she, her, hers)

tsɨtkawayu, elewexe, tsɨtpxatu, tiłhini, tšɨłkukunɨtš, nipumuʔ, and tsɨtqawɨ
Community Front Desk: 805-756-6931
Office: 805-756-6936
Masters in Higher Education Administration
Florida International University
Bachelors in Business Administration, Management & Human Resources
Cal Poly, Pomona

Anthony J. Luis, CSD of yakʔitʸutʸu

Anthony J. Luis (he, him, his)

Cerro Vista Apartments: Morro, Cabrillo, Islay, Hollister, and Bishop.
Community Front Desk: 805-756-6790
Office: 805-756-6791
Masters in Organization Development
Queens University of Charlotte
Bachelors in Agricultural Sciences
Cal  Poly,  San  Luis  Obispo

Daniel Maldonado Guzman

Daniel Maldonado Guzman (he, him, his)

Poly Canyon Village: Estrella, Foxen, Gypsum, and Huasna
Community Front Desk: (805)756-9301
Office: 805-756-5671
Masters in Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs
Cal  Poly,  San  Luis  Obispo
Bachelors in Chicanx/Latinx Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Emmy Passer, CSD of Poly Canyon Village 2

Emmy Passer (she, her, hers)

Community Standards
Community Front Desk: 805-756-5097
Office: 805-756-9351
Masters in Higher Education Administration with Concentration in Student Affairs
University of Buffalo
Bachelors in Health and Wellness
SUNY Buffalo State

Martin Ralda-Martinez

Martin Ralda-Martinez (he, him, his)

Yosemite and Sierra Madre

Masters in Counseling: College Student Personnel
University of Bridgeport
Bachelor’s in Communications
Eastern Connecticut State University

Supervisory Staff

The supervisory staff coordinates long-term planning and provide supervision and oversight to the Coordinators of Student Development.

Juliette Duke

Juliette Duke (she, her, hers)

Director of the Residential Student Experience
Office: 805-756-9315
Masters in Education, College Student Affairs
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Barry University

Allison Elliott

Allison Elliott (she, her, hers)

Associate Director of Residential Student Experience
Learning Communities
Office: 805-756-6798
Masters of College Student Personnel Administration
University of Central Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Concordia University Wisconsin

Daisy Castaneda

Daisy Castaneda (she, her, hers)

Currently on assignment with Campus Health & Wellbeing

Student Success and Professional Staff Recruitment/Development
Office: 805-756-6938
Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership: Student Emphasis
San Diego State University
Bachelors in Global Studies and Chican@ Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Shonna Davis, CSD of Muir Hall

Shonna Davis (she, her, hers)

Leadership & Program Coordinator
Inter Housing Council & Cal Poly Lofts 
Office: 805-756-6134
Masters in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelors in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Juliette Duke

Sarah Lasnik (she, her, hers)

Assistant Director
Community Standards and Student Staff Selection/Training
Office: 805-756-5991

Doctorate in Educational Leadership
California State University, Fresno
Masters in Higher Education and Student Personnel
University of Mississippi
Bachelors in Child Development and Liberal Studies
California State University, Chico

Cat (Catherine) Placencia

Cat Placencia (she, her, hers)

Learning Community Coordinator
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, Inter Housing Council, and Resident Education

Office: 805-756-5954
Masters in College Counseling and Student Services
CSU, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
CSU, Northridge

Hunter Simmons

Hunter Simmons (he, him, his)

Currently on assignment with Campus Health & Wellbeing
Office: 805-756-9352
Master of Business Administration
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Master of Arts in Education
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in History
Virginia Tech

Front Desk Services

Students can access a variety of University Housing services outside of business hours, including key and access card replacements. These locations are open Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m and Saturday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. though 8:00 p.m.

Community Front Desks Phone Number
Cerro Vista Community Center (Serves all Cerro Vista buildings) (805) 756-6790
Poly Canyon Village - Aliso Front Desk (Serves all PCV buildings) (805) 756-9301
Sierra Madre Community Center (Serves Sierra Madre and Yosemite) (805) 756-5650
Building 31 Front Desk (Serves South Mountain — Trinity, Muir, Santa Lucia, Sequoia, & Tenaya — and North Mountain buildings) (805) 756-5670
yakʔitʸutʸu Housing Admin Office (Serves all yakʔitʸutʸu buildings)  (805) 756-5097

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Resident Advisors (RAs) are full-time students who are selected and trained to help create an atmosphere conducive to growth and development. They serve as group facilitators, referral agents, and activity advisors. They also assist students with personal, academic, and social concerns. Resident Advisors are available to help students adjust to life in on-campus housing and at the University. Every student has an assigned RA, but residents are free to seek aid or counsel from any RA.

RAs are on-call starting at 7:00 p.m. nightly to support their residents in responding to time-sensitive concerns. For emergency concerns, 24/7, parents and supporters are urged to contact Cal Poly Police directly for the most prompt response.

Community Phone Number
Cerro Vista (805) 471-8303
Poly Canyon 1 (Aliso, Buena Vista, & Inyo) (805) 602-6195
Poly Canyon 2 (Corralitos, Dover, & Estrella) (805) 602-6197
Poly Canyon 3 (Foxen, Gypsum, & Huasna) (805) 503-9420
Muir, Sequoia, Tenaya, & Trinity (805) 305-4734
Santa Lucia & North Mountain Halls (805) 305-4735
Sierra Madre (805) 503-9422
yakʔitʸutʸu 1 (tsɨtkawayu, elewexe, tsɨtpxatu) (805) 550-5293
yakʔitʸutʸu 2 (tiłhini, tšɨłkukunɨtš, nipumuʔ, tsɨtqawɨ) (805) 550-1174
Yosemite (805) 503-9474

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