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Central Office Staff

Heather Dumas-Dyer, Director of Residence Life
(408) 554-4900 |
Heather 2  Heather has been at Santa Clara since the summer of 2006. Though she is originally from Modesto, California, she spent many years in Oregon completing her B.S. in Educational Studies from the University of Oregon, and her Master's 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 here at SCU.

Jennifer Weller, Associate Director of Residence Life
(408) 554-4900 |
Jenn 2  Jenn was born and raised in California, growing up in Southern California before settling in Northern California in 1999. As an undergraduate, Jennifer attended UC Irvine and earned a double major in Dance and Social Ecology. After graduation, she spent one year working in the Registrar's Office at UC Irvine before moving to New York City to attend graduate school at Teacher's College, Columbia University. There she earned a M.A. in Student Personnel Administration. Jennifer began her career in Residence Life as a Community Development Coordinator at UC Davis. In 2001, she moved to Santa Clara University, first as the Resident Director for the Alpha RLC, then as the Coordinator of New Student Programs, and most recently as the Event Manager in the Leavey School of Business. Jennifer is thrilled to begin her 13th year at SCU back in the Office of Residence Life.

Resident Directors

Kyle Medley, Resident Director
Alpha RLC (Graham Hall)
(408) 554-5569 |
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Galina M. Pappu, Resident Director
Cyphi RLC (Swig Hall)
(408) 554-2773 |
Galina 1  Galina grew up in Santa Clara, California and loves the Bay Area. She received her B.A. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University in New York. She then returned to the California sunshine to serve as an Event Planner at the Santa Clara University School of Law. While working at the law school, she began a Masters program in Higher Education Administration and quickly realized that 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 Saint Clare Community her final year of graduate school. Galina is thrilled to begin her third year as the Resident Director for the Cyphi RLC.

Angela Perry, Resident Director
da Vinci RLC (Casa Italiana)
(408) 554-4092 |
Angela  Angela grew up in the Bay Area and received her B.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She then joined the Peace Corps to serve a two-year assignment as a Secondary English Teacher in Ukraine. Upon returning to the States, Angela pursued her M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California. While earning her degree at USC, she also served as a Residence Coordinator. Angela most recently worked at Mills College as a Resident Director before becoming the da Vinci Resident Director at Santa Clara University.

Denise Ho, Resident Director
Loyola RLC (Sobrato Hall)
(408) 554-5153 |
  Denise grew up in the bay area and received her B.A. in Sociology of the University of California, Irvine. She pursed her M.S. in Educational Psychology with a concentration of College Student Development at Northeastern University.  She is so happy to return to sunny California although misses the seasons. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and reading Buzzfeed. You can find her walking her son in a stroller or scooting around campus. It is always a great day to be a Bronco.

Kelsey Stone, Resident Director
Loyola RLC (Sobrato Hall)
(408) 554-5153 |

 Kelsey is a native of Northern Californian and grew up in the mission town of San Juan Bautista, California. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Visual Art with a focus on painting. After graduation, Kelsey worked in the K-12 school system and for the City of Santa Cruz. She then spent four years at UC Santa Cruz as Housing Coordinator and later a Coordinator for Residential Education. In the meantime, Kelsey obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from San Jose State University. Kelsey became a Resident Director at Santa Clara University in 2014 for the communitas RLC. She spends her free time with her energetic Australian Shepherd and working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Mills College.

Michelle Salmiery, Resident Director
Modern Perspectives RLC (Dunne Hall)
(408) 554-2771 |
Michelle 1  Michelle is a native of San Jose, California and received her B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia in 2007. Upon completing her degree, Michelle spent two years serving as a College Access Adviser in Alexandria, Virginia through the National College Advising Corps. She spent this time working with first generation, college-bound high school students. She then returned to California to pursue her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration here at Santa Clara University. She was blessed to also serve as a Resident Minister during that time. After graduate school, Michelle moved east again to work as an Area Coordinator in the Office of Residence Life at the University of Scranton, a fellow Jesuit institution. Michelle is thrilled to be back in beautiful California and to be home again at Santa Clara serving as the Resident Director in the Modern Perspectives RLC.

Brandon Brackett, Resident Director
Unity RLC (McLaughlin and Walsh Halls)
(408) 554-4682 |
Brandon 1  Brandon comes from the state of Washington. He grew up in Longview, a mill town just an hour north of Portland, Oregon. Growing up in the Northwest during the 80's and 90's allowed Brandon to put together an extensive plaid and flannel wardrobe. Brandon went to Washington State University in 2000, and graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in History and minors in American Indian Studies, Music, and Comparative Ethnic Studies. He then accepted a job as a Residential Education Director at Washington State University. He stayed in this position for four years as he earned his Master's in Higher Education Administration. Brandon became the Resident Director of the Unity RLC at SCU in the summer of 2009. Brandon loves to learn and spends most of his free time with his wife, 5 year old daughter, and soon to arrive baby son. Outside of family and work, Brandon enjoys playing/listening to music and is an avid collector of vinyl records and CD's. 

Daniel "Dee" Goines, Resident Director
Xavier RLC (Sanfilippo Hall)
(408) 554-5341 |
Dee 1  Dee is originally from St. Louis Missouri. He attended Webster University where he earned his B.A. in Speech Communication Studies. Afterwards, he earned his Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from St. Louis University. Prior to joining the Santa Clara University community he held four positions in residence life at Webster University and St. Louis University. Most recently, he served as Academic Advisor at the University of Texas at Dallas providing academic and career guidance to graduated students. Dee is very passionate about the development of college students, especially first generation attendees. Dee is excited about Xavier RLC and has BIG plans for the community. He and his wife, Patrice, are proud to be a part of the Bronco family!