Professional Staff

Meet the Residential Life Team! Our team manages several key functions of our residential community, including Residential Education (residential student and professional staff members within our halls, and community development initiatives), Residential Leadership and Programs (including Fraternity & Sorority Life and our Theme Housing Program), Residential Operations (logistics, keys, move in and move out), and Housing Services (housing assignments, lottery, and selection for all students). Our dedicated staff can assist with anything you might need, so please contact us!

Director’s Office

Joshua HartmanJosh Hartman

Director, Residential Life and Learning

Josh is responsible for the overall management of the Office of Residential Life and Learning, supporting 4,000 residents on two campuses, over 1 million square feet of residential space, and supervision of over 150 student and professional staff. Josh works closely with the four teams in the department (Residential Education, Residential Leadership & Programs, Residential Operations, and Housing Services) to ensure a high level of student support, responsiveness, and inclusivity in the programs, events, initiatives, and procedures/policies of the department.

 

Dotty Payzant

Dotty Payzant

Staff Assistant

Dotty is responsible for the front office of the Office of Residential Life and Learning. She supports students, families, and others who call, email, or stop by the office, and can be a great resource to connect individuals to the best member of our team to assist with complex concerns. 

 

Residential Education

Nadia Vargas

Associate Director for Residential Education

Nadia is responsible for overall management of the Residential Education team, which includes residential staff (Assistant Directors, Residence Directors, and student FYAs and CDAs), the development of a cohesive community development model, support of students in conflict and crisis, and other aspects of residential living. Nadia also coordinates ORLL's involvement in and leadership within New Student Orientation.

Brendon SoltisBrendon Soltis

Assistant Director of Residential Education, First-Year Area

Brendon is responsible for all first-year communities on campus. In this role, he supervises six (6) Residence Directors overseeing approximately 1,625 first year students on both the Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses. Brendon is also responsible for student staff training processes for First Year Assistants (FYAs) and Community Development Assistants (CDAs). Brendon is a great resource for students and families seeking additional information, guidance, and support in navigating their first year experience at Tufts. 

 

Tim Jordan
Assistant Director of Residential Education, Continuing Student Area

Tim is responsible for all continuing student communities on campus (which includes any spaces not filled by first-year students). In this role, he supervises three (3) Residence Directors overseeing approximately 2,100 continuing students on the Medford/Somerville campusTim is also responsible for student staff selection processes for First Year Assistants (FYAs) and Community Development Assistants (CDAs). Tim is a great resource for students and families seeking additional information, guidance, and support in navigating their continuing student experience at Tufts. 

Camilla WalkerCamilla Walker

Residence Director (Miller Hall and Houston Hall)

Residence Directors (RDs) are responsible for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

 

Harpreet Singh

Harpreet Singh

Residence Director (Hodgdon Hall, Metcalf Hall, and Richardson House)

Residence Directors (RDs) are responsible for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

 

Kristen Wederski

Kristen Wederski

Residence Director (Carmichael Hall)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

 

Sara Heath

Sara Heath

Residence Director (Harleston Hall, Lewis Hall, and Stratton Hall)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways, and supervising Community Development Assistants (CDAs). The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

 

Cesar Cruz
Residence Director (Bush Hall and Tilton Hall)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

Chase Jackson

Residence Director (Independent Living – Hillsides, Latin Way, Sophia Gordon, and CoHo)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways, and supervising Community Development Assistants (CDAs). The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

Cyatharine Alias

Residence Director (Haskell Hall, West Hall, Wren Hall, and Woodframe Houses) 

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways, and supervising Community Development Assistants (CDAs). The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

Hannah Lim

Residence Director (SMFA/Beacon St)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

Rubeen GuardadoRubeen Guardado

Residence Director (Carpenter House, Hill Hall, and Wilson House)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways through their transition to Tufts and to the residential community, supervising First Year Assistants (FYAs), and advising Hall Councils. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

 

Residential Leadership and Programs
Su McGloneSu McGlone

Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life

As the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Su is responsible for supporting Tufts University's vibrant fraternity and sorority community which includes advising individual students and chapters, supporting leadership development within the community, and providing advisement for the Inter Greek Council (IGC). Su works closely with students, alumni, faculty, and staff to create positive experiences through values-based organizations such as fraternities and sororities. Additionally, Su provides leadership for the theme and special interest housing options, and is responsible for directly supervising the Residential Life Coordinator and indirectly supervising the House Managers in all of our theme and fraternity/sorority communities.

Alejandro Jimenez

Residence Director (Theme, Special Interest, Fraternity, & Sorority Housing)

Residence Directors (RDs) are staff members who live on campus and have responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in their assigned area, supporting residents in a variety of ways, and supervising House Managers (HMs). The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

TBD

Residential Life Coordinator

The Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is a staff member who lives on campus and has responsibility for fostering a strong sense of community in the theme, special interest, and fraternity/sorority houses. The RLC supports residents in a variety of ways and supervises House Managers. Additionally, the RLC assists in the advisement of both theme/special interest housing and fraternity/sorority organizations. The RD is a great resource for students seeking support in managing conflict, resolving concerns, and for getting more involved in the residential community and at Tufts.

Justin Terlisner

Practicum Intern

Justin is a graduate student pursuing a master's degree at Salem State University. He is joining the Office of Residential Life and Learning as a Practicum Intern, where he will support hazing prevention initiatives, assist with the Hazing Prevention Coalition, advising components of the Inter-Greek Council, and coordinating the Fall Retreat for Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Residential Operations

Angelic X. Sosa

Angelic X. Sosa

Assistant Director for Residential Operations

Angy is responsible for all operational aspects of the Office of Residential Life and Learning, including move in and move out, break and transition periods, management of keys, and supervision of ORLL student office staff members. She is also the primary point of contact with all of our affiliated vendors including OCM and MicroFridge. Angy represents ORLL on the Event Management Committee and is responsible for space reservations within the residential community. Angy is also an excellent resource for students seeking assistance with off-campus housing opportunities and for navigating the complexities of living off campus.

Housing Services

David Watts

Assistant Director for Housing Services

David manages all housing assignments (for incoming/new students and for continuing students), oversees housing selection and lottery, and is responsible for room changes, billing, and assignment-related issues. He oversees our housing management software, works closely with campus partners to ensure proper access to buildings, and supports summer and graduate housing assignments. David is a great resource for students and families seeking additional information on housing options, the assignments process, and for any questions related to our physical housing spaces.