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)

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)

Sierra Madre Hall
Masters in Counselor Education - Student Affairs in Higher Education
Clemson University
Bachelors in Psychology
University of Arizona

Kennedy Barkley Jr., CSD of Cerro Vista Apartments

Kennedy Barkley Jr. (he, him, his)

Cerro Vista Apartments
Masters in Science in Education in Higher Education and Student  Affairs
Indiana University
Bachelors in Art in History
North Carolina Central University

Shonna Davis, CSD of Muir Hall

Shonna Davis (she, her, hers)

Muir Hall 
Masters in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelors in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Molly Fabricatore, CSD of Cerro Vista Apartments

Molly Fabricatore (she, her, hers)

Cerro Vista Apartments 
Masters in Higher Education Student Affairs
Salem State University
Bachelors in English, Creative Writing
Hood College

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

Tenaya Hall 
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)

Yosemite Hall
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)

Sequoia Hall & Trinity Hall
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)

Masters in Organization Development
Queens University of Charlotte
Bachelors in Agricultural Sciences
Cal  Poly,  San  Luis  Obispo

Emmy Passer, CSD of Poly Canyon Village 2

Emmy Passer (she, her, hers)

Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Masters in Higher Education Administration with Concentration in Student Affairs
University of Buffalo
Bachelors in Health and Wellness
SUNY Buffalo State

Kendall Perez, CSD of Poly Canyon Village 3

Kendall Perez (he, him, his)

Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Masters in Higher Education Leadership
University of the Pacific
Bachelors in Communications: Public Relations
Cal State Fullerton

Rachel Smith, CSD of Santa Lucia and North Mountain Halls

Rachel Smith (she, her, hers)

Santa Lucia and North Mountain Halls
Masters in Education with a Specialization in Counseling and Guidance
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelors in Sociology, Bachelors in Feminist Studies
University  of  California,  Santa  Cruz     


Supervisory Staff

The supervisory staff coordinate 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
Masters in Education, College Student Affairs
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Barry University

Valla Hardy

Valla Hardy (she, her, hers)

Associate Director of Residential Student Experience
Master of Arts, Higher Education, College Student Development
University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Tina Muller

Allison Elliott (she, her, hers)

Associate Director of Residential Student Experience
Student Staff Selection and Training, Learning Communities
Masters of College Student Personnel Administration
University of Central Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Concordia University Wisconsin

Juliette Duke

Sarah Lasnik (she, her, hers)

Assistant Director
Community Standards and Student Success
Masters in Higher Education and Student Personnel
University of Mississippi
Bachelors in Child Development and Liberal Studies
California State University, Chico

Daisy Castaneda

Daisy Castaneda (she, her, hers)

Assistant Director

Social Change Initiatives and Professional Staff Recruitment/Development
Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership: Student Emphasis
San Diego State University
Bachelors in Global Studies and Chicana Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Cat (Catherine) Placencia

Cat Placencia (she, her, hers)

Learning Community Coordinator
Inter Housing Council, Event Team, and Cal Poly Lofts

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)

Assistant Director
Academic & Career Initiatives, Assessment, Operations
Master of Arts in Education
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in History
Virginia Tech

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.

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