Staff Biographies

Office of Residential Living

Stephanie lynch

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   Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
   Office Location: Leavey 525
    
Contact Information: stephanie.lynch@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4560
    
Degrees: M.A. Eastern New Mexico | B.S. Central Washington University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner | Achiever | Context | Arranger | Harmony

 

 

Stephanie has been at Georgetown University since 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. Stephanie has been the Assistant Dean for Residential Living since 2013. Previously, she worked as the Director of Residence Life at Georgetown University for ten years and was the Associate Dean of Students at Menlo College in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stephanie holds a MA in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and a BS in Business and Human Resource Management from Central Washington University. Stephanie oversees and the Office of Residential Living collaborating with all staff in developing a residential living and learning environment. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys walking the National Mall with her dog, traveling, and gardening.

PAT KILLILEE

patkillilee

   Executive Director, Residential Services
   Office Location: Harbin 100
    
Contact Information: patrick.killilee@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4560
    
Degrees: B.S. Secondary Education from Buffalo State College | M.S. Student Personnel
    
Administration from Univ. of Minnesota, Mankato
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Ideation | Strategic | Relator | Individualization | Input
 

 

Pat has been a member of the Georgetown community since 2007. As Executive Director for Residential Services, he has oversight of student housing assignments, residential operations (to include RHOs, furniture and facilities related issues) and summer housing and conferences. Along with the Residential Services team, he ensures that the policies and residential conditions enhance the student residential experience.

ed gilhool

edgilhool

   Director, Residential Education
   Office Location: Harbin 100
    
Contact Information: elg38@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4560
    Degrees: 
B.S. Public & Non-Profit Administration from Grand Valley State University
    
M.Ed.  from Oregon State University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Futuristic | Relator | Developer | Empathy | Focus

 

Ed joined the Residential Living team in 2009 and serves as the Director of Residential Education. As the Director, Ed oversees the development of Georgetown's rich residential living-learning program, including community development, academic engagement and student support initiatives. Ed works with the professional and student staff, including Community Directors and Resident Assistants, to create safe and inclusive communities that fosters the ongoing formation of Georgetown's residential students. He has extensive experience in Student Affairs and Residence Life both at public and private institutions. Ed's professional interests include Jesuit education, strategic planning, emergency management and social justice education. Outside of work, Ed enjoys traveling and running.

andrew erdmann

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   Associate Director, Residential Education
   Office Location: Harbin 100
    
Contact Information: andrew.erdmann@georgetown.edu | 202.687.3655
    
Degrees: B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007 | M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison,
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Arranger | Belief | Significance | Restorative | Individualization

 

 

Andrew has been with Georgetown since August of 2012, and serves as an Associate Director for Residential Education. Andrew works with the upperclass communities on campus, and works to coordinate student conduct within the residence halls, as well as the development of learning outcomes. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys traveling, tennis, golf, exploring DC, hanging out with his dog, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

katie heather

katieheather

   Associate Director, Residential Education
   Office Location: Harbin 100
    
Contact Information: katie.heather@georgetown.edu | 202.687.1980
    
Degrees: B.A. Psychology from Fairfield University | M.A. Higher Education Admin from
    
Boston College
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Adaptability | Developer | Empathy | Positivity | Relator

 

Katie has been a member of the Residential Living team since 2008. She works closely with the Assistant Director of the first year area and is responsible for the on-going development of the Living Learning Community program, the Faculty-in-Residence cohort and coordinates training for professional staff members. Katie has an interest in working with students in transition and with bystander education advocacy. Outside of work, Katie cultivates her garden, plays with her dog and competes in triathlons.

bill huff

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   Associate Director, Summer Programs
   Office Location: Harbin 104
    
Contact Information: bill.huff@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4564
    
Degrees: B.A. Speech Communication/Theater & Secondary Education from Mount Mercy
    University | M.A. Student Development in Post Secondary Education from University of Iowa
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Communication | Connectedness | Woo | Strategic | Input

 

Bill Huff has been with Georgetown since 2008 and one of the Associate Directors in the Office of Residential Living currently working with Summer Programs. He received his MA in Student Development in Post Secondary Education from The University of Iowa and BA in Speech Communication/Theater & Secondary Education from Mount Mercy University. Bill devotes most of his professional energy toward engaging others in dialogue and reflection with a focus in social justice education and advocacy.

Angel Garcia

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   Assistant Director, Residential Education
   Office Location: Ryan Hall
    
Contact Information: amg298@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4759
    
Degrees: B.A. Humanities | B.A. Conflict Resolution | M.S. Student Affairs with Emphasis in
    
Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Adaptability | Woo | Communication | Empathy | Arranger
 

 

Angel Garcia joined the Hoya Family in June 2014 as an Assistant Director of Residential Education. Angel works with the Community Directors in upperclass student communities. He works closely with  our Living and Learning Communities program. Angel enjoys story telling, and talking about any liberal arts topics: Religion, Philosophy, History, etc. He is passionate about identity development and team bonding. Angel likes to play any and all sports, dancing, and spending time with his wife Abigail.

Krista Haxton

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   Assistant Director, Assignments
   Office Location: Harbin 100
    
Contact Information: klh101@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4560
    
Degrees: B.A. from Seattle Pacific University
    StrengthsQuest Top 5: 
Includer | Relator | Achiever | Self-assurance | Connectedness

 

Krista Haxton is the Assistant Director of Assignments. Originally from Seattle,she relocated to the District and began working at Georgetown in 2013. She oversees the housing assignment process for on-campus residents. In particular, she works closely with the incoming transfer and international students,and coordinates the spring housing selection process for continuing students. Off campus, she enjoys spending time at the Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery, drinking margaritas, and watching futbol.

Ross Iosefson

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   Assistant Director, Residential Services
   Office Location: Kennedy 155
    
Contact Information: ross.iosefson@georgetown.edu | 202.687.5102
    
Degrees: B.S. Secondary English Education from New York University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Harmony | Empathy | Responsibility | Consistency | Restorative
 

 
 

Ross joined the Residential Living team in January 2017 as Associate Director for Residential Services. In this role, Ross serves as the primary liaison between Residential Living and Planning & Facilities Management. He oversees the move-in/out experience, the residential furniture life cycle, small facilities renovations, and Residence Hall Office operations. Off-campus, Ross is a devoted fan of "The West Wing," musical theater, and most things in pop culture.

Emily Nanna

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   Assistant Director, Residential Education
   Office Location: LXR
    
Contact Information: enj19@georgetown.edu | 202.687.9604
    
Degrees: B.A. History & English Literature from the University of South Florida | M.Ed                  Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Florida
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Deliberative | Discipline | Significance | Focus | Harmony
 

 

Emily arrived at the Hilltop in November 2015 as an Assistant Director of Residential Education. Emily works with the Community Directors in apartment and townhouse communities. Her professional interests include recruitment and training of staff, equity and access in higher education and staff supervision and development. In her free time, Emily enjoys barre classes, drinking coffee and eating cheese. 

christopher barth

christopherbarth

   Community Director, Village C East, Ryan Hall, Hawkins Hall
   Office Location: Village C East 474
    
Contact Information: christopher.barth@georgetown.edu | 202.687.2034
    
Degrees: B.A. Psychology & International Studies from The University of Michigan | M.S.
    
Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University
 

 
 

Christopher has been with Georgetown University since the summer of 2014, serving as a Community Director for the Ryan Hall and Freedom Hall Residential Academy and Village C East communities. Christopher also collaborates with professional staff to further development and implement co-curricular learning initiatives and strategies for our department. He is passionate about social justice and inclusion & international and comparative education.

Honey bashir

honeybashir

   Community Director, Kennedy & Reynolds
   Office Location: Reynolds 143
    
Contact Information: hb596@georgetown.edu | 202.687.0714
    
Degrees: B.A. Theatre/Dance & Childhood Education from Wells College | Ed.M. Higher
    
Education Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Positivity | Woo| Developer| Communication| Individualization
 

 

Honey has been with Residential Living working as the Community Director for Kennedy and Reynolds since January 2017. She facilitates community development of the upperclassmen halls, alongside her resident assistants, through collaborations with the Jesuit in Residence, Chaplin in Residence, Faculty in Residence, and other campus partners. Honey is passionate about social justice, mentorship, and supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds to foster growth and development. Outside of work, Honey enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as cooking, traveling, attending concerts/festivals, and taking dance classes.

jordan bolte

jordanbolte

   Community Director, LXR & Nevils
   Office Location: LXR
    
Contact Information: jb2739@georgetown.edu | 202.687.7054
    
Degrees: MA in Higher Education and Student Development from Taylor University | BA in
    
Biblical Literature from Taylor University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Positivity | Communication | Woo | Strategic | Activator
 

 

Jordan joined the Residential Living team in March 2017 as the Community Director for LXR and Nevils Halls. Jordan earned his MA in Higher Education & Student Development and his BA in Biblical Literature from Taylor University. He is passionate about leadership development in higher education as well as innovative educational models and practices. Outside of work, he enjoys board games and reading.

Jaime brown

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   Community Director, Harbin Hall
   Office Location: Harbin 102
    
Contact Information: jab549@georgetown.edu | 202.687.3583
    
Degrees: B.A. Psychology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University; MA in Higher
    
Education & Student Affairs from New York University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Deliberative | Maximizer | Achiever | Focus | Futuristic
 

 

Jaime joined the Residential Living team in November 2016 as the Community Director for Harbin Hall. Jaime earned her MA in Higher Education & Student Affairs from New York University and her BA from Rutgers University. She is passionate about improving access to higher education as well as student retention and persistence. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

kas bryant

kasbryant

   Community Director, Village A
   Office Location: Village A next to Laundry Room
    
Contact Information: kmb338@georgetown.edu | 202.687.8432
    
Degrees: B.A. Studio Art from the University of West Florida | MFA Art & Technology
    
from the University of Florida
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner | Achiever | Responsibility | Strategic | Positivity
 

 

Kerstin 'Kas' joined the Georgetown Residential Living team in 2016 as a Community Director for Village A. Kas earned her BFA in New Media Art from the University of West Florida and her MFA in Art + Technology from the University of Florida. She began her career in Higher Education as an instructor in New Media Art, but transitioned into Housing and Residence Education where she developed a true passion for Crisis Management and Prevention. In her leisure she enjoys running, painting, and documentaries.

doreen esparza

doreenesparza

   Coordinator, Residential Services
   Office Location: Kennedy 155
    
Contact Information: de241@georgetown.edu | 202.687.3472
    
Degrees: B.A. Psychology from St. Edward’s University | MEd Higher Education
    Administration from the University of Texas at Austin
    StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner | Input | Intellection | Harmony | Developer

 

 

Doreen joined the residential team in May 2017 and currently serves as the Coordinator for Residential Services - Facilities. In this role, she manages day to day operational functions of the Residential Services unit within the Office of Residential Living. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, baking, and cooking.

darnell hammock

darnellhammock

   Assignments Specialist
   Office Location: Kennedy 155
    
Contact Information: dh766@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4566
    
Degrees: B.A. from Howard University
    StrengthsQuest Top 5: Adaptability | Relator | Achiever | Analytical

 

 

Darnell has been with Georgetown since the Spring of 2012 as a Assignment Specialist for the Office of Residential Living. He oversees all First year assignments, as well as LLC's, Alumni Square, and Townhouses. 

katherine himmelman

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   Community Director, Copley Hall
   Office Location: Copley 115
    
Contact Information: kh893@georgetown.edu | 202.687.6033
    
Degrees: B.A. History from College of Our Lady of the Elms | M.A. Higher Education
    Administration from Boston College
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Restorative | Achiever | Learner | Responsibility | Futuristic

 

Katherine has been with Georgetown since the summer of 2015 as the community director for Copley Hall. She oversees community development, support and campus referral for residential students, and supervises the resident assistant staff.  Additionally she works directly with the Chaplains, Jesuit and Faculty-in-residence, and works with the Global Living and French LLCs.  She is interested in program development to promote access and persistence for student veterans. In her time outside of work, Katherine enjoys running, spending time with friends, a good Netflix marathon, and delectable brunches.

jessica ianello

jessicaianello

   Coordinator, Residential Services
   Office Location: Kennedy 155
    
Contact Information: ji182@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4573
    
Degrees: B.A. International Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason Univeristy | M.Ed.
    Cirrculum and Instruction, College Student Affairs, University of South Florida
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Empathy | Harmony | Developer | Connectedness | Adaptability 

 

Jessica joined the Georgetown Residential Living team in May 2017 as the Coordinator for Residential Services- Operations. She earned her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida and her B.A. in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She oversees the Residential Hall Offices on campus and is passionate about staff development. In her free time, she enjoys exploring DC, attending concerts, and traveling.

tony kollath

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   Automation Analyst
   Office Location: Harbin 104
    
Contact Information: kollath@georgetown.edu | 202.687.8034
    
Degrees: B.A. English from Georgetown University
    

 

Tony has spent his life on the Hilltop since arriving at Georgetown from Englewood, Colorado. He graduated with a degree in English from Georgetown in 1992 and started working for the University soon afterward. Most of his career has been spent in the field of website and database work. He cooks a bit, likes to watch movies - lots and lots of movies - and is a fan of all things trivia-related.

Ashley marquis

ashleymarquis

   Coordinator, Summer Programs
   Office Location: Harbin 104
    
Contact Information: and66@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4563
    
Degrees: B.A. North Central College | M.S. Illinois State University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Learner | Relator | Empathy | Individualization | Responsibility

 

 

Ashley has been with Georgetown since March of 2015 fulfilling the position as Summer Programs Coordinator. In this role, Ashley manages the reservation and housing assignments of Residential spaces during the summer months. Throughout the year Ashley focuses on marketing Georgetown University residential spaces and services to summer school students, interns, non-profit, educationally-focused conference groups. Outside of work Ashley enjoys exploring the D.C area and painting.

danielle melidona

daniellemelidona

   Community Director, McCarthy Hall
   Office Location: McCarthy 111
    
Contact Information: danielle.melidona@georgetown.edu | 202.687.0713
    
Degrees: B.A. Kent State University | M.S. The Pennsylvania State University
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Belief | Responsibility | Strategic | Relator | Individualization
 

 

Danielle joined the Residential Living team in the summer of 2016 as the Community Director for McCarthy Hall after serving as an intern during the previous summer. She has a passion for developing students as scholars, leaders, and global citizens. Danielle’s professional interests include leadership development, assessment, community development, and conduct. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys exploring the city and spending time with her family and friends.

eileen rodriguez

eileenrodriguez

   Community Director, Alumni Square & Townhouses
   Office Location: Alumni Square next to Laundry Room
    
Contact Information: er682@georgetown.edu | 202.687.6742
    
Degrees: B.A. in Public Relations from Hofstra University | M.A. in Higher Education &
    Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Achiever | Relator | Learner | Responsibility | Individualization
 

 

Eileen Rodriguez joined the Georgetown community in June 2015 as the Community Director for Alumni Square and Townhouses. In this role, she is responsible for community development, supervising RAs, and advising two Living Learning Communities (Magis Row and MILC). Eileen's academic interests include leadership development, multiracial/multiethnic identity development, and supporting traditionally underrepresented students. In her spare time, Eileen enjoys exploring DC and creative DIY projects.

jillian sitjar

jilliansitjar

   Community Director, Henle Village
   Office Location: Henle 3
    
Contact Information: jcs293@georgetown.edu | 202.687.6014
    
Degrees: B.A. Butler University | M.ED University of South Carolina
    StrengthsQuest Top 5: 
Empathy | Harmony | Consistency | Activator | Arranger

 

 

Jillian has been with Georgetown since the summer of 2015 as the Community Director for Henle Village after interning the previous summer. She has a passion for diversity and social justice and is excited for the opportunity to join other committees. Outside of work, Jillian enjoys running, exploring the city, shopping, visiting family and friends, and playing with her dog Marbles!

Bethany tognocchi

bethanytognocchi

   Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
   Office Location: Harbin 104
    
Contact Information: bdt31@georgetown.edu | 202.687.0627
    
Degrees: B.S. Graphic Design from Towson University | M.A. Student Affairs in Higher
    Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Adaptability | Communication | Connectedness | Empathy | Belief
 

 

Bethany joined the Residential Living team in February 2016 as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Within this role, Bethany oversees all marketing efforts within the department and controls departmental social media accounts. She loves developing new marketing campaigns to reach incoming and continuing students. In her free time, Bethany enjoys playing with her dog, freelancing as a graphic designer, doing yoga and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers and Baltimore Ravens!

joelle tolifero

joelletolifero

   Community Director, Darnall Hall
   Office Location: Darnall M-04
    
Contact Information: jlt27@georgetown.edu | 202.687.4779
    
Degrees: B.A. Political Science and Social Studies Education from West Chester University |
    M.A. International Educational Development from Teachers College at Columbia University

 

 

Joelle has been with Georgetown since January 2016 as the Community Director for Darnall Hall. She is committed to the development of students and works to create an atmosphere where students grow through their interactions with each other and within the communities they are a part of. Having traveled and lived abroad with students she believes that international exchange leads to understanding which in combination with education, "is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 

quintin veasley

quintinveasley

   Community Director, Arrupe Hall
   Office Location: Arrupe Lobby
    
Contact Information: qmv2@georgetown.edu | 202.687.0631
    
Degrees: A.S. Liberal Arts from Lincoln College | B.S. Criminal Justice/Sociology from Bradley
    University | M.Ed. Higher Education from The University of Toledo
    
StrengthsQuest Top 5: Competition | Relator | Strategic | Restorative | Significance
 

 

Quintin has been with Georgetown since the summer of 2014 as a Community Director for Arrupe Hall. He oversees community development and supervises the resident advisor staff. As a student affairs professional he has a special interest in residential safety and has a particular interest working with underrepresented student populations. Outside of work, Quintin enjoys brunches, spending time with friends and exploring the city.