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Residential Life Staff

George Arey

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Email:  arey@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3202

George is the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, specifically overseeing the Office of Residential Life. He is responsible for managing the department, including but not limited to, major projects, budgeting and finances, crisis management, organizational structuring, and long term planning. 

Nekesa Straker

Director, Residential Education

Email:  strakern@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4718

Nekesa is the Director of Residential Education. In her role she oversees the residence hall live-in and Assistant/Associate director staff that provide opportunities for residents to successfully engage with their peers and the Boston College community within the halls. Nekesa works with staff to provide a variety of programmatic efforts in areas such as living learning programs, residential ministry, student engagement, and student leadership development. She also works to address behavioral concerns as well as collaborating closely with other university offices to support the success of students. Born and raised in NYC, Nekesa received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Vassar College and a graduate degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.

 

Michael Lorenz

Associate Director, Selection, Development, & Formation

Email:  michael.lorenz@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-6558

Mike is the Associate Director for Selection, Development, and Formation.  In his role he oversees all of the process' related to the hiring and training of academic year RAs, grad students, and all professional staff for the department.  He also works with the Assistant Director for Residential Ministry to incorporate our Jesuit Catholic mission into our policies and training of the staff.  Mike was born and raised in Battle Creek, MI, and completed his undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication at Western Michigan University.  After a year off for military commitments he returned to Western Michigan University to complete his graduate studies in Higher Education Administration.

 

Jessica Graf

Assistant Director, Residential Ministry

Email:  jessica.graf@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4304

Jessie is the Assistant Director for Residential Ministry. In her role she works with the Resident Ministers (RM) and supervisors the members of the Graduate Ministry Corps (GMC) that provide opportunities for residents and hall staff to engage in conversations around faith, spirituality, and religion.  Jessie works with staff to provide a variety of prayer and reflection opportunities, and to support students in the integration of their gifts, personal interests, course of study, and co-curricular activities as they discern vocational choices for employment, relationships, and other commitments. Born and raised in St. Louis, Jessie received an undergraduate degree in Communication from Maryville University of St. Louis and a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

 

Holly Rodden

Associate Director, Assessment & Living Learning Programs

Email:  roddenh@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-3302

Holly is the Associate Director of Living & Learning Communities (LLCs) and Assessment. In this role she oversees the operation of eight LLPs while providing a vision and strategic design for future programs and academic initiatives. She provides supervision to the assistant director of living & learning programs, works closely with residential life staff, and develops collaborative, working relationships with many campus partners to help maintain successful programs that support Boston College's Jesuit mission and liberal arts philosophy. She also coordinates departmental assessment efforts and staff appraisal processes. Born and raised in North Carolina, Holly received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degree in College Student Development, both from Appalachian State University.

 

 

Vacant

Assistant Director, Living Learning Communities & Leadership

Email:

Phone: 617-552-1097

The Assistant Director, in conjunction with the Associate Director of Living-Learning Communities and Assessment, collaborates and strategizes with the residential life staff as well as faculty, campus partners, and greater community constituents. The Assistant Director oversees aspects of the Living Learning Communities (LLC) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) where the goal is the development of strong, welcoming residential communities with a focus on learning and leadership. In addition, this role supervises the Pathways Graduate Assistants (PGAs) who are responsible for specialized programming for first year residents and oversees the Resident Directors who advise the Residence Hall Association.

 

Nicolas Sperry

Assistant Director: Recovery and Support Programs

Email:  nicolas.sperry@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-2366

 Nicolas is the Assistant Director of Recovery and Support Programs. In his role he oversees initiatives that support students who identify as in recovery from substance dependence, students pursuing sobriety, non-drinkers, and those negatively affected by substance abuse within their families. He also serves as a live-in clinician and program manager for Recovery Housing at Boston College. Nicolas grew up in Tonopah, Nevada and graduated from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is licensed as a therapist in Massachusetts (LMHC) and has worked as a clinician at addiction treatment centers in the Boston area.

 

Brian Regan

Assistant Director, First Year Area

Email:  brian.regan@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4720

Brian is the Assistant Director for the First Year Area. Overseeing the residential experience on Upper and Newton Campuses, Brian works with the First Year Area Resident Directors and partners from across the university to support the success of new students and ensure their effective transition. Originally from Garden City, New York, Brian received his undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross, and a graduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Outside of the office Brian enjoys watching Jeopardy, trying to visit all 50 states, and superhero movies.

 

Samantha Gordon

Resident Director, Cheverus, Kostka, Medeiros

Email:  samantha.gordon@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2623

Samantha is the Resident Director for the Cheverus, Kostka, and Medeiros communities serving first year students. In her role, Samantha supervises Resident Assistants and oversees the Women's Experience living learning community and Honors Housing for first year students. After growing up in Southern California, Samantha moved to Waltham, MA to attend Brandeis University where she received her undergraduate degree. in Theater and Sociology. Following graduation, Samantha attended Boston College to pursue a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration.In her free time, Sam enjoys discovering new coffee shops, watching female comedians, exploring Boston, and reading.

 

Andrew Klopstein

Resident Director, Fitzpatrick, Gonzaga, Shaw

Email:  andrew.klopstein@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-2630

Andrew Klopstein is the Resident Director for the Fitzpatrick, Gonzaga, and Shaw communities, and oversees the student and community development programs offered in the halls. Andrew also serves alongside a Graduate Staff Assistant, a Programming Graduate Assistant, and the Living and Learning Community Graduate Assistant to guide the Shaw Leadership Program and the Residence Hall Council during the academic year. He works with the RA staff to craft meaningful opportunities and events during which residents engage questions of spirituality and faith, wellness, and identity intersectionality. Andrew is excited to support first-year students as they begin to pursue their passions at BC. A Cardinals baseball fan through and through, Andrew calls St. Louis, Missouri home. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University in Mathematics and Secondary Education, and his graduate degree from Boston College in Higher Education Administration.

 

Matthew Razek

Resident Director. Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick

Email:  matthew.razek@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2631

Matt Razek is the Resident Director for Claver, Loyola, Xavier, and Fenwick Halls. In his role, Matt works in the first year area, assisting students with their transition to Boston College and the collegiate atmosphere. Matt works with a dynamic team of a Graduate Resident Director, Programming Graduate Assistant, Graduate Minister, and Resident Assistants, to help students with personal, academic, and social matters. He helps advise the Healthy Living Community and the Multicultural Learning Experience Living Learning Programs. Matt is originally from Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from Indiana University with a Master of Science in Education concentrating in Higher Education & Student Affairs. Matt is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Matt loves Jesuit Education, exploring the city of Boston and finding any opportunity to watch a Cleveland sports team play!

 

Kelsey McClear

Graduate Resident Director, Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick

Email:  kelsey.mcclear@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-9047

Kelsey McClear is the Graduate Resident Director for the Claver, Loyola, Xavier and Fenwick first-year community. She works closely with the Resident Director, Programming Graduate Assistant, Resident Assistants, and Resident Minister to ensure that the first year students in her community have a smooth transition into life at BC. In addition, she will also be working with the Healthy Living Community. Kelsey is originally from Michigan but completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago where she studied Marketing and Sociology. She is a first year student in the Masters of Higher Education Administration program at Boston College. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys being outside, exploring Boston and brunching!

 

Sara Machiniak

Resident Director, Keyes

Email:  sara.machiniak@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2627

Sara is the Resident Director for the Keyes community, serving first year students. In her role, Sara supervises Resident Assistants, a Graduate Staff Assistant, and a Programming Graduate Assistant, while working closely with Residential Ministry members. Originally from Michigan, Sara has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Modern Literature and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership, both from Oakland University. She is excited to help first-year students transition into college and support them through their transformational growth while at Boston College. Her professional areas of interest include women's and gender issues, fostering inclusive environments for all, and identity development and expression. In her spare time, Sara enjoys exploring the beautiful wilderness offered in the Northeast, or curling up with a good book or some knitting, watching kitten videos, or pondering life's biggest questions.

 

Tyler Dillon

Resident Director, Hardey, Cushing

Email:  tyler.dillon@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2625

Tyler Dillon is the Resident Director for Hardey – Cushing, an all first year community located on the Newton Campus. Tyler is committed to working along with the Resident Assistants, Programming Graduate Assistant, Graduate Staff Assistant, and Residential Minister to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that will provide a space for students to develop in a way that will challenge them to serve others in the community around them and the world at large. Tyler oversees the community development, academic, and socially engaging programming that will create a one of a kind experience for the new students at Boston College. Tyler was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. in Counseling Psychology from East Stroudsburg University and his M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In his free time you can find Tyler playing soccer, hockey, or snowboarding. He is also an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

 

Sanaz Mohseni

Resident Director: Duchesne

Email:  sanaz.mohseni@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2633

Sanaz Mohseni is the Resident Director for the Duchesne community on the Newton Campus. Prior to moving to Boston, Sanaz resided in Los Angeles, CA. As the Resident Director, Sanaz serves as a resource to her community members and as the supervisor of the Resident Assistants. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Administration and her graduate degree in College Counseling and Student Services from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Sanaz is very excited to join the Boston College community and start a new beginning on the East Coast.

 

Jenna Sattar Kwiatek

Assistant Director, Sophomore Area

Email:  sattarj@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4858

Jenna Sattar Kwiatek is the Assistant Director of the Sophomore Area. In her current role, she supervises the Resident Directors within the Sophomore Area, oversees the community engagement efforts within the residence halls, and collaborates with university partners to provide support and resources to all students within the area. Jenna is from Glastonbury, CT and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. Jenna received her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and is currently working towards her Master’s in Business Administration from Boston College.

 

Audrey Mooradian

Resident Director, Welch, Williams, Roncalli

Email:  audrey.mooradian@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2624

Audrey Mooradian is the Resident Director for the College Road Community, which consists of Roncalli, Welch, and Williams Halls, supports a staff of 13 Resident Assistants and a residential population of over 500 second year students. Audrey graduated from Saint Bonaventure University as a Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) student and just earned her masters degree in Higher Education from the University of Denver prior to moving to BC. Audrey's passions within student affairs include advocating for students with underrepresented identities, promoting access to study abroad for all students, providing and partaking in professional development, and creating inclusive environments for students living in residential communities. Audrey also enjoys traveling, trying different coffee shops, dancing, exploring Boston, spending time with family and friends, and eating!

 

Peter Hausladen

Resident Director, Walsh

Email:  peter.hausladen@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3222

Peter Hausladen is the Resident Director for Walsh Hall. In his role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the communities, which includes the direct supervision of the Graduate Resident Director and the Resident Assistants. He is responsible for a variety of programmatic efforts within the community like collaborating with the Resident Minister and other offices throughout the Boston College campus. Additionally, Peter adjudicates conduct cases for the residential community and serves in the professional on-call rotation for all of campus. Peter grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN and earned his undergraduate degree in Mass Media from Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduate degree in Human Development and Leadership from Murray State. In his free time, Peter loves to be outside and experience the tremendous outdoor recreation that the Northeast region offers.

 

Jaimie Carvalho

Graduate Resident Director, Walsh

Email:  jaimie.carvalho@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-1029

Jaimie is the Graduate Resident Director for Walsh community. Jaimie works with a team that includes a Resident Director, Programming Graduate Assistant, Graduate Minister, and Resident Assistant. Originally from Massachusetts, Jaimie graduated with her degree in English from Boston College; her experience working with Residential Life during her undergraduate years inspired her to continue on at Boston College, and she is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration. She is very excited to support first-year students as they transition to college and begin to pursue their passions at BC!

 

Kristina Hall-Michel

Resident Director, Vanderslice, 90 St. Thomas More 

Email:  kristina.hall-michel@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2663

Kristina Hall-Michel is the Resident Director of Vanderslice and 90 St. Thomas More Dr. Halls. As the Resident Director, Kristina serves as a resource to her community members and as the supervisor of the Resident Assistants. Kristina is originally from South Florida, graduating from Florida Atlantic University with an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences. Kristina most recently moved to Boston College from Baton Rouge, Louisiana after completing her graduate degree in Higher Education Administration at Louisiana State University. Kristina is a bookworm (huge Harry Potter fan!) and avid watcher of television (Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, Homeland and much more). When she's not in her apartment, she is out exploring Boston and the amazing Northeast.

 

Dorrie Siqueiros

Assistant Director, Senior Area

Email:  dolores.siqueiros@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3129

Dorrie is the Assistant Director of the Senior Area.  In her current role she supervises the Area Coordinator and Resident Directors within the Senior area, and works to provide support and engagement in the halls. Dorrie received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Ripon College and a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Originally from St. Croix Falls, WI, Dorrie is in her eighth year at Boston College. In her time she has served in several roles, including Graduate Staff Assistant, Resident Director and Assistant Director. In her free time, Dorrie loves kayaking, hiking and films.

 

Matthew Burke

Resident Director, Stayer, Modulars

Email:  matthew.burke.7@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-1742

Matt is the Resident Director (RD) for the Modulars (Mods) and Stayer community. As the RD of Mods/Stayer, Matt's primary role is to build community through supervision of Resident Assistants and a Graduate Staff Assistant. Matt also addresses student conduct violations, manages the social gathering registration process, and assists students with housing issues. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Matt was raised in Attleboro before attending The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received his undergraduate degree in Sociology and a graduate degree from Boston College in Higher Education Administration. When he isn't at work, Matt enjoys playing basketball, racquetball, hiking, skiing, and travelling.

 

Remy Ball

Resident Director, Rubenstein, Ignacio

Email:  remy.ball@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-2626

Remy Ball currently is the Resident Director for the Hillsides Community, which includes Rubenstein and Ignacio halls. In her role as Resident Director, Remy supervises the undergraduate and graduate Residential Life staff and coordinates administrative operations for both buildings. Remy also serves as a conduct hearing officer and is a member of the Boston College on-call emergency response team throughout the academic year. Prior to working for Boston College, Remy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a graduate degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport in CT. Remy is a Newtown, CT native and has a true passion for travel and global study as a Semester at Sea Alumna.

 

Mary Risigo

Resident Director, 66 Comm. Ave., Gabelli, Voute

Email:  mary.risigo@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2771

Mary is the Resident Director of the Avenue Community which includes Voute, Gabelli, and 66 Commonwealth Avenue halls.  In partnership with the Resident Ministers, Graduate Resident Director, and Resident Assistants, Mary works to create a living environment that fosters holistic growth and prepares students for their next steps.  Originally from Kennebunkport, Maine, Mary received her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy through the Perspectives Program at Boston College.  She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.  Upon completion of her Master's degree, Mary worked for 2 years as a Residence Director at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  In her free time, Mary enjoys cooking, traveling around New England, hiking, and reading.

 

Jeremy Koepf

Graduate Resident Director, 66 Comm Ave, Gabelli, Voute

Email:  jeremy.koepf@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-6775

Jeremy grew up in the thumb of Michigan (Caro) and received his undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Grand Valley State University.  Jeremy worked as a Medical Technologist in Everett, MA before deciding to pursue his graduate degree in Higher Education Administration at Boston College.  The GRD of the Avenue Community works with the Resident Director, 15 Resident Assistants, 2 Resident Ministers, and other staff to oversee a community of almost 600 residents.

 

Jeremy Weinberg

Resident Director, Reservoir Apartments

Email:  jeremy.weinberg@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-1708

Jeremy Weinberg is the Resident Director for the Reservoir Apartments where he works with 520 residents, supervises 14 student staff members and 1 Graduate Resident Director, and works with 1 Resident Minister and 1 living-learning program (Healthy Living). Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jeremy has spent his most recent years in Massachusetts, completing his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education Studies at Brandeis University and his graduate degree in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern University. In addition to his Resident Director role, Jeremy is a part-time Academic Advisor and a staff advisor for the Random Acts of Kindness club. He enjoys a cappella music, brunch, and exploring Boston.

 

Natasha Gabara

Graduate Resident Director, Reservoir Apartments

Email:  natasha.gabara@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-1636

Natasha Gabara is the Graduate Resident Director for the Reservoir Apartments Community.  She works closely with the Resident Director, Resident Assistants, Residential Ministers, and other individuals inside and outside the Office of Residential Life to create an environment that fosters academic, social, and spiritual growth.  Hailing originally from the mitten state, Natasha is an alumna of Central Michigan University where she completed her undergraduate degree in World Literature. She is now a first year student in the Masters of Higher Education Administration program at Boston College. In the free time between her position and classwork, Natasha loves to adventure around the city of Boston and visit new restaurants, local shops, and museums.

 

Kirsten Lenthe

Resident Director, Thomas More Apartments, Greycliff

Email:  kirsten.lenthe@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-2976

Kirsten Lenthe is the Resident Director for the Thomas More Apartmnets and Greycliff Hall. In partnership with a Resident Minister and the Resident Assistants of the community, Kirsten works to create a safe and inclusive community for the buildings' over 500 residents. Staff focus on providing opportunities and experiencing for residents to engage in social, academic, and spiritual activities. Originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Kirsten received an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Babson College and a graduate degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. In her free time, Kirsten is an avid Phillies fan and enjoys traveling the country in a quest to visit all 50 states!

 

Gregory Jones

Director, Housing Operations

Email:  gregory.jones.2@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-8809

Greg Jones is the Director of Housing Operations. In his capacity, Greg oversees all functional areas under operations, which includes assignments and occupancy, summer housing, off-campus housing, residence hall facilities, technology, and business and administration for the department. Greg works with the operations staff to manage move-in and move-out processes, room placements and assignments, residence hall access and security, and room condition and damage assessment. He also works closely with staff in Facilities Services, Student Services, and Undergraduate Admissions on any issue or concern related to residence halls or placement. Originally from Farmington, Connecticut, Greg earned an undergraduate degree in History from Haverford College and a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University.

 

Noor Ibrahim

Assistant Director, Housing Assignments & Occupancy

Email:  noor.ibrahim@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4713

Noor Ibrahim is the Assistant Director for Housing Assignments and Occupancy. In her role, she is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing all undergraduate room assignments for the academic year. She oversees all aspects of the housing assignment process which include all first-year roommate matching, the upperclassmen room selection process, withdrawals, leaves of absences, special interest housing, medical and disability needs, and the housing wait-list. Noor received an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in Secondary English Education from Rutgers University.

 

Austin Hanlin

Housing Assignments Specialist

Email:  austin.hanlin@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3341

Austin Hanlin is the Housing Assignments Specialist.  Austin executes all operational aspects of the room assignments process for approximately 7,500 undergraduate students.  This encompasses new student assignments, room selection for upperclassmen, and room changes during the academic year.  He is originally from Wisconsin and enjoys traveling to unusual places, quarry jumping, racket sports, and apple picking with his wife and son.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Bethel University (MN) and a graduate degree in Higher Education from Geneva College (PA).

 

Ryan Flavin

Assistant Director, Summer Housing & Operations

Email: ryan.flavin@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-0113

Ryan Flavin is the Assistant Director of Summer Housing and Operations. This role oversees all student, camp, and conference housing as well as all Residential Life Summer student employment. The AD of Summer Housing and Operations also supervises the summer housing and transitions assistant who assists with all transitional housing operations including early arrival and extension requests. Ryan is a native of Massachusetts and obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at Nichols College. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in the Higher Education Administration program at Boston College.

 

Tyler Davis

Summer Housing & Transitions Staff Assistant

Email: tyler.davis@bc.edu

Phone:   617-552-4727

Tyler Davis is the Staff Assistant for Summer Housing and Transitions. This role works in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Summer Housing and Operations to successfully manage all summer housing operations. This includes collaborating with various stakeholders around campus to successfully house over 12,000 summer residents. The Summer Housing and Transitions Staff Assistant also oversees all Early Arrival and Extension applications for students during the academic year. Tyler obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Peter Kwiatek

Assistant Director, Off-Campus Student Living

Email:  kwiatekp@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4729

Peter Kwiatek is the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Student Living. In this role, Peter provides resources, education, and events that help students moving or living off-campus have a successful transition and integration into their apartment and neighborhood. He works closely with neighbors, landlords, city officials, and university administrators to best serve the needs of students and the community. Peter currently resides in West Roxbury. He received undergraduate degree in Psychology and Human Development from Boston College and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.

 

 

Christine Neel Dumont

Graduate Assistant, Off-Campus Student Living

Email: dumontcb@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3075

Christine is the Graduate Assistant for Off-Campus Student Living. In her role, she works with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Student Living to support students moving or living off-campus. She works to provide programs that are both educational and community focused, based on the needs of off-campus students. Christine grew up in Methuen, MA and received her undergraduate degree from Merrimack College. Christine is currently pursuing her graduate degree in the Higher Education Administration program at Boston College.

 

Christina Olson

Administrative Assistant

Email:  christina.olson.1@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4725

Christina is the Administrative Assistant for the Residential Life Main Office. She supports both the Residential Education and the Housing Operations areas.  Christina oversees management of a wide variety of functions including: student hiring, weekly payroll, tracking of staff benefits, office coverage, and collaborations with outside and internal vendors. Originally from West Roxbury, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

 

Vanessa Sanchez

Office Administrator

Email:  vanessa.sanchez.2@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4824

Vanessa is the Residential Life Administrator. She works with staff members from all areas of the Residential Life team, helping them to plan, manage, and coordinate resources for their specific area’s projects. Vanessa also works closely with the Associate Vice President (AVP), George Arey, to help complete the AVP’s daily tasks and duties as well as to help bring the AVP’s long term goals and visions to fruition by assisting with planning, coordinating, and executing the necessary action steps of those tasks and goals.  Additionally, Vanessa manages the Residential Life operating budget and assists with tracking, forecasting, and processing all departmental expenses and revenue.  Vanessa was born and raised in Boston and received her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Communications and Film Studies.

 

Catherine O'Connor

Assistant Director, Facilities

Email:  catherine.oconnor.1@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-4715

Cathy O’Connor is the Assistant Director of Facilities. The purchasing, management and maintenance of residential furnishings within the residence halls is her main responsibility. Along with her four full-time staff, she collaborates with Facilities Management in troubleshooting day to day facilities issues, supporting special projects and new construction efforts. She grew up in Milton Massachusetts and lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree from Curry College in Elementary Education and Moderate Special Needs. She has worked at Boston College for 38 years, 32 of which have been in Residential Life.

 

Ann-Mary Spellman

Facilities Assistant

Email:  ann.spellman.1@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-3737

Ann-Mary Spellman is the Facilities Assistant. Her role includes supporting the Assistant Director of Facilities on day to day tasks during the academic year, furniture projects during the summer months, and managing the entire Residential Life physical key access system. In addition, she works with the various trades areas and vendors to assist in resolving maintenance issues while communicating to the residents, parents, and Residential Life staff. She was born in Needham, Massachusetts and grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in English, has worked at the University for 18 years, and she is currently working toward a graduate degree in Executive Leadership at Boston College.

 

Ted Hurley

Facilities Supervisor

Email: stephen.hurley@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-2397

Ted works alongside the other Facilities Supervisors to furnish and maintain all of the residence halls on campus. Having worked for the Facilities team as an undergrad for three years, Ted brings a valuable combination of youthful energy and insider knowledge that helps the team work efficiently and anticipate problems before they arise. Ted's particular role includes furniture setup and repair, preparing rooms for Fall and Summer openings, and collaborating with Housekeeping and other Facilities staff when necessary. Ted also supervises, trains, and mentors student facilities assistants in collaboration with the other two supervisors. Originally from Rhode Island, Ted graduated from B.C. in 2014 with a degree in Communications and International Studies, is ecstatic to be back on the Heights in a professional capacity, and also hopes to enter graduate studies at B.C. Outside of work, Ted enjoys anything to do with sports, trying new food, and meeting new people through good conversation.

 

David Whitten

Senior Facilities Supervisor

Email: david.whitten@bc.edu   

Phone: 617-552-2772

 David is the Senior Facilities Supervisor in the office of Residential Life and is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the residence halls. This role is particularly concerned with furniture set up and repair, preparing rooms for Fall and Summer openings, as well as collaborating with other Facilities departments when necessary. He also supervises, trains, and mentors student facilities assistants. David was born and educated in Lewiston Maine and has been a resident of Newton or the surrounding area for the last 30 years. He started in the B.C. Facilities Department in 2015 before moving to the Residential Life staff in 2016. David also has family ties to the B.C. community: his wife Annamaria, class of 1988, and daughter Gina, class of 2015, are both alumnae of Boston College.

 

Curtis Finkley

Facilities Supervisor

Email: curtis.finkley.2@bc.edu

Phone: 617-552-1334

Curtis works alongside the other Facilities Supervisors to furnish and maintain all of the residence halls on campus. Having worked for the Facilities crew for two years as an undergrad, Curtis understands what adaptations are required in order to succeed in various situations that arise and how to motivate student employees. Curtis’s particular role includes furniture setup and repair, preparing rooms for Fall and Summer openings, and collaborating with housekeeping and other facilities staff when necessary. Curtis also supervises, trains, and mentors student facilities assistants with the other two supervisors.  Curtis’s father also works at Boston College, which introduced him to the community prior to going to B.C. and graduating in 2016 with a degree in Communications. He is excited to be back at B.C. in a professional capacity, and also hopes to continue his education in graduate studies. Outside of work, Curtis enjoys spending time with family and friends, learning new things, discovering new music, and Boston sports. 

 

 

Shafiq Sattar

Systems Analyst

Email:  mohammad.sattar@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-1335

The Res Life Systems Analyst focuses on updating, troubleshooting, managing perennial processes, and collaborating with the university’s IT division on the use of the StarRez housing database. In addition, the Tech Specialist manages Residential Life’s internal databases, works with other staff members on their specific projects, and provides daily support and troubleshooting for all departmental technology.  Before becoming a long time resident of Massachusetts, Shafiq lived in Argentina, Ghana, and Switzerland.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science and a graduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

Thomas Palanza Jr.

Website, Social Media, and Access Specialist

Email:  thomas.palanza@bc.edu

Phone:  617-552-0863

The Res Life tech support team is broadly concerned with the maintenance and upkeep of all the various types of technology used by Residential Life as well as researching new technology for the office.  Tom’s specific role includes managing Residential Life's website, social media, and residence hall access software.  Tom is a Massachusetts native, earned his undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of America, and earned his graduate degree from Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, both degrees in theological studies.