REHS consists of a committed team of professional and student staff.

Student Resident Advisors (RAs) live in the residence halls. These upper-division students are attending Oxy and have training to support their peers. The Resident Advisors are supervised by full-time, professional Resident Directors. Resident Directors have a master’s degree in higher education or a related field and live on campus. In the event of an emergency, there is always an REHS professional staff member on call that collaborates with Campus Safety officers and college personnel to ensure student safety.

Meet Our Professional Staff


Assistant Dean of Students; Director of Residential Education, Housing Services and Student Conduct

Dr. Thomas (Isaiah) joined the wonderful Oxy community in February 2020.  He has worked in higher education for more than a decade and brings a deep passion and commitment to the liberal arts.  As both a first-generation college student and person of color, Isaiah is deeply committed to helping...

Associate Director of Housing Services

Monique began her work at Oxy in October of 2016. A New Jersey native, Monique received her BA in Women and Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey and an MS in Community Leadership from Duquesne University. Her professional career has focused on advocacy of marginalized students and housing...

Assistant Director of Residential Education

Asya Cook began her role with Oxy in Spring 2022. She is a native of the Bronx but has called Los Angeles home since 2018. Asya graduated with her BA in Political Science from the University of Vermont, then received her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from THE Ohio State University. 

Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Restorative Practices

Juan was born in Michoacan, Mexico and his family emigrated to Chicago in August of 2002.  He attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he studied political science. Juan then pursued his Juris Doctorate at DePaul University College of Law. Juan became passionate about the power of restorative...

Office Manager

Joan has been working at Oxy since 2004. Born and raised in the Highland Park/Eagle Rock area, Occidental College has always felt like home to her. She is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School in Highland Park, and her high school graduation was held on the Oxy campus. After working in the...

Resident Director for First-Year Communities

Communities Overseen: Bell-Young Hall, Braun Hall, Stewie Hall


Erin (She/her/hers) was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio right outside of Columbus. She is a proud alum of Ohio University completing both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters' in College Student Personnel at...

Resident Director for Upperclass Communities

Communities Overseen: Berkus House, E. Norris Hall, Erdman Hall, Stearns Hall, Wylie Hall


Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kean University and her Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. Professionally, she worked in...

Resident Director for Themed Living Communities

Communities Overseen: Berkus Hall, Haines Hall, Food Justice House, Baldwin House, Berkus House, 4873 Stratford Road (Old Theta)


April was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a proud alum of Mount Saint Mary's University with a degree in Healthcare Policy and Spanish. April then went on...

Resident Director for Housing Services

Communities Overseen: Chilcott Hall, Newcomb Hall, Pauley Hall, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) House

Contact Residential Education & Housing Services
Berkus Hall

Office hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.