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Heather Dumas-Dyer, Director of Residence Life(408) 554-4900 | HDumasDyer@scu.edu
Heather has been at Santa Clara since Summer 2006. Though she is originally from Modesto, CA she spent many years in Oregon completing her B.S. in Educational Studies from the University of Oregon and Master's degree in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. After completing her degrees, Heather returned to her alma mater to work with University Housing as a Complex Director. After her time in the Pacific Northwest, Heather returned to California to work at SCU. She has a great passion for the RLC program and is proud to work with such committed and talented faculty, staff and students at SCU.
Lesley Stahl, Resident Director
Alpha RLC (Nobili Hall)
408-554-5569 | LStahl@scu.edu
Lesley grew up in Irvine, CA and is a California girl at heart! She left the Golden State, though, to go to Northwestern University near Chicago, where she got a BS in Education & Social Policy with a concentration in Learning and Organizational Change. She then received a Master's in Education Leadership with an emphasis in College Student Personnel from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. After working as an Area Director at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, she moved to Kenya for a year to serve as a volunteer teacher. This is her second year at Santa Clara and she is thrilled to continue working with ALPHA. Lesley lives in Nobili with her husband Chris, son Noah, and Alphie the ALPHA dog!
Galina M. Pappu, Resident Director
CyPhi RLC (Swig Hall)
(408) 554-2773 | GPappu@scu.edu
Galina Pappu grew up in Santa Clara, CA and really loves the Bay Area. She received her B.A. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University located in upstate NY. She then returned to the California sunshine to serve as an Event Planner at Santa Clara University, School of Law. While working at the law school she began a Masters program in Higher Education Administration and quickly realized she had found her niche. Galina lived in the Communitas RLC as their Resident Minister for two years and worked as the Assistant Resident Director for the St.Clare Community last year while completing her Masters. Galina is thrilled to embark on her first year as a Resident Director for the CyPhi RLC.
Gayle Catterlin, Resident Director
Communitas RLC (Campisi & Bellarmine Halls)
(408) 554-2773 | GCatterlin@scu.edu
Gayle Catterlin originally comes from Nashville, Tennessee and received and B.A. in Latin American History from Elon University in North Carolina. Gayle then moved to Virginia and pursued her M.S. from Radford University in Counseling while serving as a Resident Director. Gayle worked at Indiana University as a Residence Coordinator before becoming the Communitas Resident Director at Santa Clara University.
Kathy Gordon, Resident Director
daVinci RLC (Casa Italiana)
(408) 554-4092 | KGordon@scu.edu
Kathy Gordon is originally from Orange County, CA and received a B.A. in Sociology at Pacific University in Oregon and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Higher Education Administration emphasis) from Iowa State University. She then spent two years working with international programs at North Carolina State University and another three years after as a Resident Director back in Oregon at Pacific University. This is Kathy's second year as Resident Director for the da Vinci RLC and as advisor for RLCA. This year she is also the Resident Director for Nobili Hall.
Marci Walton, Resident Director
Loyola RLC (Sobrato Hall)
(408) 554-5153 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marci Walton is originally from Sycamore, Ohio a town of less than 900 people in Northwest Ohio. After receiving her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Wittenberg University, she attended Bowling Green State University where she was a Graduate Hall Director and received her M.A. in College Student Personnel. She then spent four years as a Resident Director at Loyola Marymount University. She has fallen in love with Jesuit education and is excited to join the Loyola RLC team in Sobrato Hall. In her free time, Marci enjoys everything in pop culture, in addition to doing service in the local community.
Benjamin Medeiros, Resident Director
Modern Perspectives RLC (Dunne Hall)
(408) 554-2771 | BMedeiros@scu.edu
Though his heart may always be with his family in Hawaii, Ben Medeiros has found a second home in the close knit community at Santa Clara University. This is Ben's fourth year with the Modern Perspectives RLC. Previous to this, he lived in Pullman, Washington where he worked 3 years as a Residential Education Director for Washington State University while also finishing his master's degree program in Higher Education Administration. Before that, Ben earned his bachelor's degree in Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he began his journey with Residence Life and found his passion for college student development as a Resident Advisor and a Multicultural Assistant working for UNLV's Campus Housing.
Brandon Brackett, Resident Director
Unity RLC (McLaughlin & Walsh Halls)
(408) 554-4682 | BBrackett@scu.edu
Brandon Brackett comes from the state of Washington. He grew up in Longview, a mill town just a hour north of Portland Oregon. Brandon went to Washington State University in 2000, and graduated in 2005 with a BA in History and minors in American Indian Studies, Music, and Comparative Ethnic Studies. He then did a nation wide job search, and was blessed to continue working at Washington State University as a Residential Education Director. He stayed in this position for four years, all the while chipping away and earning his Masters in Higher Education Administration. This last summer, Brandon accepted the job of Resident Director at Santa Clara University in the Unity RLC. Brandon loves to learn and spends most of his pass time with either his wife and 2 year old daughter or playing/listening to music. Saxophone and guitar are his 2 favorite instruments to play. Blues, Southern Rock and Grunge are his favorite styles.