South Campus Leadership Team

Cascadilla Hall | Sheldon Court | EEC | 112 Edgemoor | Schuyler House | Veteran's Program House|109 McGraw Place | 118 McGraw Place

Bio Information Below

Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator (AC) is a live-in professional staff member 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. The AC is the liaison to parents, Collegetown businesses, Housing & Residential Life, Student & Campus Life, and Cornell University. The AC provides leadership for all eight South Campus residence halls, but is primarily responsible for Sheldon Court, Cascadilla Hall, Schuyler House, and 112 Edgemoor which comprise our Collegetown residence halls.

Residence Hall Director

The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is a live-in professional staff member 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. The RHD is the liaison to parents, Housing & Residential Life, Student & Campus Life, and Cornell University. The South Campus RHD will provide leadership for the Equity & Engagement Community, Veteran's Program House, 109 McGraw Place, and 118 McGraw Place which comprise our Southwest Campus residence halls.

Graduate Resident Advisor

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

Senior Resident Advisors

The Senior Resident Advisors (SRAs) are live-in student staff members with at least one year of Resident Advisor (RA) experience, whom 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, including educational programming, mental health support, referrals, and crisis management. South Campus has two SRAs; one provides leadership for our Collegetown residence halls and the other provides leadership for our Southwest residence halls.

Resident Advisors

The RAs are live-in student staff members who have been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, including educational programming, mental health support, referrals, and crisis management. With approximately 850 residents, South Campus has 26 RAs and you may go to any of them if you have questions or concerns. 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 will 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

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

BROOKE (1st & 2nd Floors)

Hi everyone! My name is Brooke Paykin and I am from Scarsdale, NY. I am currently a sophomore and am majoring in environmental engineering. I am a member of the Cornell Outdoors Club and Cornell Club Ski Team. I enjoy biking, running, cooking, and eating. I like to try new activities too. I am beginning my RA position this spring semester and am looking forward to meeting all of you! Feel free to reach out to me at bsp67@cornell.edu!

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

MATEO

Hey hey! My name is Mateo Franco and I am from a small town in Westchester NY called Ossining. I am a sophomore studying Industrial and Labor Relations, hoping to pursue minors in business and law & society. My dream is to use the knowledge I have gained here to propel my academic career as I plan to go to law school. On campus, I serve as a statistics tutor and a peer mentor, while also being a mentee myself. If you see me around the EEC, feel free to reach out, I love to talk and meet others!

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

MAIMOUNA D (Senior Resident Advisor)

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 :)

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.

JOHN (Basement/4th Floor)

Hello! My name is John and I am a sophomore in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management from Long Island, New York. On campus, I am involved with some finance student organizations, some clubs geared towards giving back, and my social fraternity. In my free time you can find me watching some hockey or football, playing video games, working out, or just taking a long walk around campus.

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

BIAGIO (2nd Floor)

Hi, my name is Biagio Iannace! I am a Sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from Westchester, NY and am majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior on the pre-med track. I am also planning to pursue minors in Psychology and Business for Life Sciences. I enjoy spending my free time gaming, drawing, playing piano and ukulele, skateboarding, and playing soccer and tennis. I am currently a member of the Cornell eSports team and plan to join more clubs focused on science, writing, and charity. I am very excited to be an RA in 118 McGraw this semester and look forward to learning more about everyone!

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!