South Campus Leadership Team

Cascadilla Hall | Sheldon Court | EEC House | 112 Edgemoor | Schuyler House | Veterans House | 109 McGraw Place | 118 McGraw Place

Bio Information Below

Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator is a live-in professional staff person who resides on South Campus. The Area Coordinator is responsible for the long range planning, as well as day-to-day operations of the buildings/communities on South Campus, and is the liaisons to parents, Collegetown businesses, organizations, Housing & Residential Life, Campus & Community Engagement, Student & Campus Life, and Cornell University.

Residence Hall Director

The RHD is a live-in professional staff person who resides on South Campus. The RHD is responsible for the long range planning, as well as day-to-day operations of the buildings/communities on South Campus, and is the liaisons to parents, Student & Campus Life, and Cornell University.  The South Campus RHD will provide leadership for the EEC (social justice house), Veterans House, 109 McGraw Place and 118 McGraw Place

Graduate Resident Advisor

The GRA (formerly known as an Assistant Residence Hall Director) is also a live-in graduate student staff member who is on staff and provide additional support in programming, advising and South Campus staff members. The GRA has also been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, in areas including educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management.  The GRA will provide leadership for the Schuyler House.

Senior Resident Advisors

The SRAs also are live-in student staff members with at least one year of RA experience who are on staff and provide additional support in programming, advising and mentoring newer staff members. The SRAs have also been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, in areas including educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management.  The SRAs provide leadership for our collegetown area of South Campus and the upper geographical portion of South Campus.

Resident Advisors

The RAs are live-in student staff members who have been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, in areas including educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management. With 1001 residents, South Campus has 26 RAs, and you may go to any of them if you have questions or problems. There is an RA on call every night of the week and on the weekends to respond to any emergencies in our buildings. The RAs will be some of the first people you meet upon moving into the buildings in the South Campus community. They are here because they care about you and want your experience to be as successful and positive as possible.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

VERNON MILLER (Area Coordinator)

Vernon Miller is a member of the Thunder Clan from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska & Iowa. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska and his M.S. in Counseling & Student Development from Kansas State University. Prior to joining Housing & Residential Life at Cornell, Vernon was a High School Business Teacher, recently served as the Omaha Tribal Chairman, and President of the Omaha Nation Public Schools Board of Education on the Omaha Indian Reservation.  Vernon also served as a National Racial Equity & Healing Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an Americans for Indian Opportunity Ambassador, and a Fellow with the New Leader's Council: Omaha Chapter.  Vernon was a Head Resident for Cornell's Summer College in 2018.  Mr. Miller was the Assistant Director for Cornell's PSP Summer Program in 2021.  Vernon is excited to work with the South Campus community and to provide support for students, staff, and faculty at Cornell.  Mr. Miller can be reached at vjm39@cornell.edu

JESS CHERRY (Residence Hall Director)

Jess Cherry (she/her/hers) is originally from Western New York. She received her A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Genesee Community College, then went on to finish her B.S. in Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport. Jess recently graduated from Stony Brook University's Higher Education Administration online graduate program, in May 2020, and received her M.A. Prior to joining Housing & Residential Life at Cornell, she spent two years working as a Resident Director at SUNY Brockport and one year working in an Office of Mental Health Residential Treatment Facility for teenagers with high-risk mental illnesses. Jess is very passionate about inclusive excellence and the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and social justice. As a member of multiple historically excluded communities, she strives to uphold these principles throughout all of her work and to educate others about them whenever possible. Jess is thrilled to join the South Campus community and provide exceptional student support services, as well as build relationships with students, staff, and faculty at Cornell. Jess can be reached at jessica.cherry@cornell.edu

JOE GILIBERTO (Graduate Resident Advisor)

I am excited to be the graduate resident advisor for Schuyler House this year! I am a second year PhD student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. My research interests are in characterizing different failure modes in materials. I am looking forward to connecting with the broader Cornell community and getting to know the campus and surrounding Ithaca area better!

STUDENT STAFF

Cascadilla Hall

Resident Advisors

DAVID (1st & 2nd Floors)

Hi everyone, I'm David. I go by he/him/his pronouns and I am a junior in the College of Engineering majoring in Computer Science. This is my second semester as an RA! Please feel free to knock on my door anytime.

ALEX W. (3rd Floor)

Hey everyone! My name is Alex Woo and I’m from Glenview, Illinois. I’m a senior studying Human Biology, Health, and Society. On campus, I serve as the president of the Class of 2022 Class Councils, TA for General Chemistry, (CHEM 2070), and work in the Leifer Lab. You can usually catch me singing, watching Criminal Minds, or walking around campus with an iced coffee in hand no matter the season. I can’t wait to meet you all!

THOMAS (3rd Floor)

Hello, my name is Thomas! I’m a first-year graduate student studying Management at the SC Johnson College of Business. I went to Cornell for undergrad and studied Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) with minors in Business and Law & Society. On campus, I volunteer for the Cornell Red Cross and I am a Senior Editor for a labor journal. I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, and in my free time, I enjoy biking, taking long walks, canoeing, and anything else that includes being outdoors!

MANNY (4th Floor)

I am a Senior studying Human Development in the school of Human Ecology. I am from Brooklyn and am of Spanish and Caribbean descent (father from Spain and mother from Guyana). My on-campus activities including being part of P3 (Pre-professional program), President of Kappa Xi Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, XAE (Chi Alpha Epsilon) Honor Society member, a RA for Cascadilla Hall, and a Human Ecology Ambassador. In my free time, I like to listen to music (mainly rap and hip-hop), DJ, play sports, play video games, watch TV, hang out with friends, and watch movies. Outside of school, I work as a paraprofessional educator. This past summer I worked in New York City REC centers, aiding first responder children making sure they ate, attended online classes, and were provided an environment that allowed them to have fun while following COVID guidelines. Currently, I am looking into pursuing a career in clinical psychology or organizational/industrial psychology.

MILENA (4th Floor)

Hello! I'm Milena and I'm a senior in Arts & Sciences majoring in Biology & Society and minoring in Nutrition & Health, Inequality Studies, and Anthropology. I'm from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and this is my second year as an RA on the 4th floor of Cascadilla Hall! On campus, I work at Libe Cafe, and I'm involved in Cornell Minds Matter, the Cornell Daily Sun, and Partners in Health Engage. In my free time, I love watching Netflix and knitting/crocheting. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great year!

NOELIA(5th Floor)

Hi! My name is Noelia and I am from The Bronx, NY. I am a Senior in CALS majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Inequalities Studies on a Health Equity track. On campus I am a part of BSP, P3, and work in the Johnson Graduate School. In my free time I love to sew and design my own clothing, go hiking and explore nature, listen to music, and get to know new people. I am very excited to be an RA :)

SKYLA (5th Floor)

Hi everyone! My name is Skyla Carmon and I am a senior studying human development and creative writing in the college of human ecology. I am excited to serve as your fifth-floor RA in Cascadilla this year and I can't wait to meet you all!

MATT (6th Floor)

Hey everyone, my name is Matt and I'm from Ridgewood, New Jersey. I'm a senior studying Biology. For the past two years, I've been serving as a RA in Dickson, but this will be my first time in Cascadilla. On campus, I do research in the Brito lab and in my free time, I love exploring campus and trying new foods. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

ANGEL (6th Floor)

Hi, my name is Angel and I’m from Westchester, NY. I’m a senior majoring in Biology and Society and minoring in Nutrition. This is my second year as an RA for the 6th floor of Casc! On campus, I also work as a student supervisor at RPME and volunteer at Cayuga Medical Center. In my free time, you’ll find me reading, roller-skating, cooking, or drinking a vanilla chai latte. So excited to meet and plan things for you all! Please feel free to stop by and say hi or reach out if you need anything.

SHELDON COURT

Resident Advisors

MARK (1st & 2nd Floors)

Hi, my name is Mark DeGaetano. I am a second year MBA student. I am a former engineer who loves the outdoors, sports and working on and riding my motorcycle.

AMY (3rd Floor)

Hello, my name is Amy Marie Murro. As a Cornell undergrad alumna, I am very excited to be back in Ithaca pursuing my graduate studies at SC Johnson Graduate School of Management and the ILR School. I am an avid traveler and adventurer, health & wellness enthusiast, and I enjoy dancing, live music, volunteering, and collaborative art.

GREG (4th Floor)

Hello, I am Greg Brumberg, a Senior from Boston, Massachusetts. I study Chemical Engineering and Mandarin. I hope to one day combine the two to work on large-scale global environmental solutions. Between classes and studying, I like to rock climb, run, and cook. Despite being from the Northeast, I still find Ithaca very cold. Bundling up with layers and dressing like an onion is the key to success here at Cornell. A main reason for why I came to Cornell is the outdoors. I enjoy the walk across the bridge to the Engineering Quad every day because it is an opportunity to marvel at the gorges and waterfalls around campus. Cornell is filled with these natural wonders, and I look forward to showing them to my residents as an RA!

STEVEN (5th Floor)

Hello, my name is Steven Zgaljardic and I am from Queens, New York. I am currently a junior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. This is my first semester as an RA but I am excited to continue to live on South Campus. I enjoy hiking and running on the nature trails in Ithaca. My other hobbies include skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and yoga. I am excited for in person classes and to meet y’all this fall!

EQUITY & ENGAGEMENT
COMMUNITY HOUSE 
LIVING & LEARNING COMMUNITY

Resident Advisors

MAIMOUNA D

Hello! My name is Maimouna (may/my-moo-nah) and I am from Brooklyn, New York City. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a sophomore in the ILR School with a passion for law. I love to travel and listen to music so I'd love to talk about places to visit or new artists to check out! I care deeply about mental health, Women's Studies, and Black Studies, and am always eager to expand my knowledge on all three. I look forward to my new role as a Resident Advisor :)

ALEX G

Hi Everyone! My name is Alex and I’m a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m majoring in Biology and Society with a minor in Inequality Studies for Health Equity. I love being part of the EEC community. We aim to create a homey, open, and welcoming space. Besides my time spent as an RA, I also do research in a microbiology lab, and am part of the A&S Ambassador Program. Whenever I have time I love to dance, listen to music and chill with my friends. Nice to meet y’all!

112 EDGEMOOR

Senior Resident Advisor

LIZ (Senior Resident Advisor)

Liz is currently pursuing her Master degree in engineering management, and received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering. On campus, she is involved in Theta Tau, the professional engineering fraternity, and has worked with the Professional Fraternity Council, ESW, the Sun, AguaClara, and research. Outside of academics, Liz loves yoga, traveling, and dogs 🐶❤

Schuyler House

Resident Advisors

SEAN (1st Floor)

Hello there! I'm Sean Cabrera and I'm from Brooklyn, NY! I go by he/him/his pronouns and come from a Peruvian-Colombian household. I'm a junior double-majoring in Psychology and French and I also plan on minoring in Biology. At Cornell, I'm a part of Alpha Phi Omega, Therapy Thru Music, Cog Dog Theatre Troupe, Big Red Sports Network, and WVBR-FM; in my spare time, I love watching soccer and other sporting events. This is my first semester being an RA and I look forward to meeting you all!

JASON (2nd Floor)

A senior Biology major learning how to best live life and reduce suffering in humans. Working with biomedical and tech research - also I spend my time playing rip-offs of League and watching good TV shows.

PEARL (3rd Floor)

Pearl Ngai (she/her) is a junior studying Industrial and Labor Relations at The ILR School with minors in Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) as well as Law and Society. Pearl is from Queens, New York City and is passionate about social justice, community service, and building up a more equitable future for all. Pearl loves connecting with friends and new faces over food and her not-so-secret guilty pleasure is watching ASMR Mukbang videos.

JOSH (Basement/4th Floor)

Hi everyone! My name is Josh Ge (he/him). I come from Foshan, China, and my hometown is famous for martial arts and ceramics! I'm a senior majoring in government, but I'm also a big fan of ancient Chinese and Greek history. I like listening to classical music and playing the piano, and I'm also a varsity member of Cornell's table tennis club. I always look forward to meeting people with different cultural backgrounds. Please feel free to ask me anything!

Veterans House

Resident Advisor

Mark M

Hi everyone, I’m a Junior in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning majoring in Urban and Regional Studies. I am an Army Veteran and member of Cornell ROTC. I am excited about the grand opening of the Cornell Veteran’s House and look forward to meeting everyone in person this semester!

109 McGraw Place

Resident Advisors

AADI (2nd Floor) Senior Resident Advisor

Aadi is a Senior PAM major minoring in Law and Information Science. On campus he in KAPi, CUABS and does research. Aadi loves travel, cooking and running around Ithaca.

VALERIA (3rd Floor)

Valeria (she/her/hers) is a junior in the ILR School. She currently serves as the first-generation student representative on Cornell’s Student Assembly, Executive Vice President of ALANA Intercultural Board, Peer Mentor for the ILR school, and the Vice President of Public Relations for the Mexican Students Association. In her free time, Valeria loves exploring the outdoors, hanging out with friends, and discovering new food places.

118 McGraw Place

Resident Advisors

DELILAH (2nd Floor)

Hello Everyone! I am a current Junior studying Development Sociology in CALS. I transferred in from a community college in Chicago, IL. As of now, I am interested in studying education inequalities and finding appropriate ways to address them. I am involved in CUACLU, Student Assembly, and The Office of Student Advocate (OSA). In my spare time I love to draw cartoons, explore Ithaca, and binge watch a couple of shows on Netflix like Black Summer.

RAJDEEP (3rd Floor)

Hi! I'm a sophomore in the College of Engineering majoring in biomedical engineering. I love soccer, chess, singing, and swimming. My academic interests include math, biology and physics, as well as the occasional foray into political science. My restaurant recommendation is Koko's, and my number one piece of advice is to talk to everyone you can. You never know who is going to become your lifelong friend! You can reach me at rb763@cornell.edu. I'm looking forward to meeting you!