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.

Kenise Adams, CSD of Cerro Vista Apartments

Kenise Adams

Trinity Hall
kadams26@calpoly.edu
805-756-5671
Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
SUNY Buffalo State
Bachelors in Communication Studies
SUNY Oneonta

Serafin Aguilar, Jr., CSD of yakʔitʸutʸu

Serafin Aguilar, Jr.

yakʔitʸutʸu
saguil25@calpoly.edu
805-756-5690
Masters in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
University of Vermont
Bachelors in Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara 

Kennedy Barkley Jr., CSD of Cerro Vista Apartments

Kennedy Barkley Jr.

Cerro Vista Apartments
kebarkle@calpoly.edu
805-756-6796
Masters in Science in Education in Higher Education and Student  Affairs
Indiana University
Bachelors in Art in History
North Carolina Central University

Mishaal Barrett, CSD of Sequoia Hall

Mishaal Barrett

Sequoia Hall
mibarret@calpoly.edu
805-756-5641
Masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs
New York University
Bachelors in Psychology
University  of  California, Merced

Emalie Chandras, CSD of Tenaya Hall

Emalie Chandras

Tenaya Hall
emchandr@calpoly.edu
805-756-5661
Masters in College Student Personnel Bowling Green State University
Bachelors in Communication
University  of  California, San Diego 

Shonna Davis, CSD of Poly Canyon Village Apartments

Shonna Davis

Cerro Vista Apartments
sdavis08@calpoly.edu
805-756-6791
Masters in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Bachelors in English
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Molly Fabricatore, CSD of Muir Hall

Molly Fabricatore

Muir Hall
mfabrica@calpoly.edu
805-756-5621
Masters in Higher Education Student Affairs
Salem State University
Bachelors in English, Creative Writing
Hood College

Jonathan Hart, CSD of Poly Canyon Village 1

Jonathan Hart

Poly Canyon Village Apartments
jhart06@calpoly.edu
805-756-9341
Masters in Sport Administration
Georgia State University
Bachelors in Science, Office Administration & Technology
Valdosta State University

Kenzie Kitson, CSD of Yosemite Hall

Kenzie Kitson

Yosemite Hall
kkitson@calpoly.edu
805-756-5681
Masters in Student Affairs
Colorado State
Bachelors in Business & Leadership
University of Puget Sound

Cindy Loza, CSD of Sierra Madre

Cindy Loza

Sierra Madre Hall
cjloza@calpoly.edu
805-756-5651
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

yakʔitʸutʸu
ajluis@calpoly.edu
805-756-5690
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

Poly Canyon Village Apartments
epasser@calpoly.edu
805-756-9351
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

Poly Canyon Village Apartments
kperez24@calpoly.edu
805-756-9361
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

Santa Lucia and North Mountain Halls
rsmith81@calpoly.edu
805-756-5631
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

Director of the Residential Student Experience
jduke@calpoly.edu
805-756-9315
Masters in Education, College Student Affairs
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Barry University

Valla Hardy

Valla Hardy

Associate Director of Residence Education
vahardy@calpoly.edu
805-756-5471
Master of Arts, Higher Education, College Student Development
University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Tina Muller

Tina Muller

Associate Director of Residential Student
Academic Initiatives and Learning Community Development
tmuller@calpoly.edu
805-756-6134
Masters in Education
Pacific Lutheran University

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Pacific Lutheran University

Juliette Duke

Sarah Lasnik

Assistant Director, Residential Student Experience
Community Standards and Leadership
slasnik@calpoly.edu
805-756-6798
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

Learning Community Coordinator
Residential Curriculum
dgcastan@calpoly.edu
805-756-5991
Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership: Student Emphasis
San Diego State University
Bachelors in Global Studies and Chicana Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Davona Mason

Davona Mason

Learning Community Coordinator
Student Success
dmason01@calpoly.edu
805-756-6125
Masters in College Student Personnel Administration
Canisius College
Bachelors in Public Relations & Marketing
Baldwin Wallace University

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Allison Elliott

Assistant Director
Academic & Career Initiatives
aellio12@calpoly.edu
805-756-6798
Masters of College Student Personnel Administration
University of Central Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Concordia University Wisconsin

Hunter Simmons

Hunter Simmons

Assistant Director
Student Staff Selection and Training
hasimmon@calpoly.edu
805-756-9352
Master of Arts in Education
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts in History
Virginia Tech

Cat (Catherine) Placencia

Cat (Catherine) Placencia

Leadership and Program Coordinator
Inter Housing Council, Event Team, and Cal Poly Lofts
placenci@calpoly.edu

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

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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