Residential Life Team

Residential Life Team

Mary Goldenberg

Mary Goldenberg, Director of University Residential LifeDirector of Residential Life
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Office located in Foster-Walker, House 6, Floor 1

Mary Goldenberg is Director of Residential Life. Mary directs the graduate and undergraduate residential life programs and all functions related to this area including staff recruitment, selection and development, programming, community development and leadership development, crisis and emergency response, and residential student conduct. She works with 15 full-time professional and administrative staff, over 100 student staff members, and a variety of University constituencies to ensure the smooth operation of the residence halls, residential communities, and residential colleges.

Mary is a native New Yorker but received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia. She is a member of the American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

Cassie Eskridge

Senior Assistant Director Cassie Eskridge, Senior Assistant Director of University Residential Life
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Office located in Foster-Walker, House 6, Floor 1

  • North Campus Residence Director Supervison
  • Community Development and Programming
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Professional Staff Selection

Cassie joined the Residence Life team as a Senior Assistant Director in the summer of 2013.  She grew up outside of Dallas, Texas, and then went to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor's in Psychology. That's where she first cultivated a passion for student affairs and decided to attend graduate school.  She attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where she earned a Master's in Educational Administration and Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs.  Cassie has also worked in Residence Life at California State University, Sacramento and Texas A&M University as a professional. She is excited to be at Northwestern and is always open to meeting new people.  Feel free to stop by the office to chat!

Paul Hubinsky

Senior Assistant Director Paul Hubinsky, Senior Assistant Director of University Residential Life
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Office located in Foster-Walker, House 6, Floor 1

  • South Campus and Graduate Housing Residence Director Supervison
  • Professional Staff Training and Development
  • Residential Life Operations

Paul serves as a Senior Assistant Director after joining the team at Northwestern in August 2011. He supervises the Residence Director staff on South Campus and in Graduate Housing. He also coordinates professional staff training and development, along with operational functions. Originally from Michigan, Paul earned his B.S. from Central Michigan University and M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University. He has previous professional experience working in residence life at Valparaiso University, Northern Illinois University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been actively involved in the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers for 13 years and serves as a committee chair on the Board of Directors. Paul is also a student in Northwestern's Learning & Organizational Change masters degree program.

Tiffany Gonzales

Assistant DirectorTiffany Gonzales, Area Coordinator for Foster-Walker Complex and Seabury-Western.
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Office located in Foster-Walker, House 6, Floor 1

  • Student Staff Training and Development
  • Student Staff Selection
  • Graduate Staff Supervision

Tiffany Gonzales is currently an Assistant Director working primarily with student staff selection, training and development. In addition to that, Tiffany is also an Ally and Safe Space training facilitator. Originally from the Chicago area, she received her B.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media, and her M.S.Ed.in Higher Education Administration, both from Northern Illinois University. Tiffany previously served as an Area Coordinator for three years in the Foster-Walker Complex. Before coming to NU, she was a Residence Hall Director at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Her favorite parts about Northwestern include working with the dedicated student leaders, and the opportunities for involvement for both students and staff.

South Campus Staff

Danielle Burke

J1F Residence Director: Danielle Burke, Residence Director at J1F

  • 1835 Hinman
  • Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College
  • East Fairchild (Communications Residential College)
  • West Fairchild (International Studies Residential College)

Contact Danielle Burke

Office located in 1835 Hinman on the first floor by the elevator

Danielle Burke currently serves as the J1F Residence Director. Danielle was born and raised in South Carolina. Danielle did her undergraduate work at the College of Charleston, where she obtained her B.S. in Psychology. She went on to attend Vanderbilt University for her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration.

Prior to joining the Northwestern team, Danielle worked as a Resident Director at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, where in addition to Residence Life she also worked closely with Academic Services and Athletics.

Janelle Love

WASH Residence Director:Janelle Love, Residence Director at WASH

  • Willard Residential College
  • Chapin (Humanities Residential College)
  • Hobart (Women’s Residential College)
  • North Mid-Quads (NMQ)
  • South Mid-Quads (SMQ)
  • 1856 Orrington
  • Rogers House
  • 630 Emerson

Contact Janelle Love

Office located in Willard 114

Janelle serves as the Residence Director for Willard and the Small Houses, more commonly known as the WASH area. Prior to becoming a Wildcat, she received her B.S. in Psychology from Ball State University and more recently, completed her M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration at Illinois State University. While at ISU, she held an assistantship as the Coordinator of Residential Life at Lincoln College–Normal. With previous professional Residence Director experience at Washington State University, Janelle is very excited to settle down at Northwestern and in the greater Chicagoland area. 

Derek Murakami

SHARC Residence Director: Derek Murakami, Residence Director at SHARC

  • Shepard Residential College
  • Allison Residential Community
  • PARC (Public Affairs Residential College)

Contact Derek Murakami

Office located in Allison, First Floor (near the mailboxes) 

Derek Murakami joined the Residential Services team in July 2013, and currently serves as the Residence Director for SHARC. Born and raised in Southern California, Derek moved to Colorado to earn both his B.A. in Social Work and M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University. Prior to Northwestern, Derek had three years of professional experience serving as a Resident Director at Western Washington University. He is excited for the opportunity to work with the students and other staff and faculty here at Northwestern University and is excited to meet new people!

North Campus Staff

Dan Amato

Foster-Walker & Seabury Residence Director:Dan Amato, Residence Director at Foster Walker and Seabury Undergraduate

  • Foster-Walker
  • Seabury Undergraduate Housing

Contact Dan Amato

Office located off of the Foster-Walker lobby

Dan Amato currently serves as the Residence Director for the Foster-Walker Complex and Seabury Undergraduate Housing. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area as a northsider. Dan completed his undergraduate studies at DePaul University in Biological Sciences before moving on to Eastern Illinois University, where he obtained his Master’s in Student Affairs. In his time at EIU, Dan served in an assistantship as an Associate Residence Director. Dan enjoys spending free time with friends and family. He is an avid watcher and player of sports whenever he has the chance and enjoys sharing his love for the city of Chicago and all it has to offer with the people he meets every day. He is very excited to be a Wildcat and to work with the amazing students and staff at NU!

Jillian Liota

Bobb-McCulloch & 2303 Sheridan Residence Director:Jillian Liota, Residence Director at Bobb McCulloch and 2303 Sheridan

  • Bobb Hall
  • McCulloch Hall
  • 2303 Sheridan Road

Contact Jillian Liota

Office located in McCulloch 122

Jillian joined the Residential Services team in July 2013, and currently serves as the Residence Director for the Bobb-McCulloch community and 2303 Sheridan. Born and raised in Southern California, Jillian attended Azusa Pacific University, where she received her B.A. in Journalism. She moved to the Midwest in 2011 to attend Indiana University Bloomington, where she received her M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs. While at IU, Jillian served as a Graduate Supervisor in Residential Programs and Services, and worked closely with the Office of First Year Experience Programs. Her areas of interest include mental health, new student orientation, and transfer students. Jillian and her husband Danny love the Dodgers, college football, and their cat Amelie.

Jenny Douglas

GLASS Residence Director: Jenny Douglas, Residence Director at GLASS

  • Goodrich
  • Lindgren House
  • ACCI (Ayers College of Commerce and Industry)
  • Sargent Hall
  • Slivka (College of Science and Engineering)

Contact Jenny Douglas

Office located in Slivka behind the mailboxes

Jenny serves as the Residence Director of GLASS and is happy to be a Wildcat!  After growing up in the southwest suburbs, she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University before going on to earn her M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.  Jenny worked as a Residence Life Coordinator at Elmhurst College prior to starting at Northwestern in July 2013.

Dan Barker

Elder & Kemper Residence Director:Dan Barker, Residence Director at Elder and Kemper

  • Elder Residential Community
  • Kemper Hall

Contact Dan Barker

Office located in Elder 151

Dan is originally from Wisconsin and received his B.S. in Natural Science with an emphasis in Earth Science from the University ofWisconsin-Stevens Point. He received his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University. Previously, while Dan was working on his Masters, he served as an Assistant Hall Director at Missouri State University. His areas of interest include making living on campus and inclusive and fun environment, social justice issues, and working with engaged student leaders.

Graduate Housing Staff

Contact Paul Hubinsky

Office located in Foster Walker 6120

Administrative Assistant Staff

Joei Allen

Joei Allen, Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant:

  • Staff Reimbursements
  • Hall Government Support

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Josephine (Joei) Allen joined Northwestern University as a Payroll Clerk in November of 2000. After 5 years of service, she accepted a position at Northwestern’s School of Law on the Chicago Campus, where she worked as an administrative assistant to several Law School professors for the next 2 ½ years. A native of  Miami, Florida, Joei and her family decided to move to Florida in the summer of 2007. After much consideration, Joei returned to Chicago in the fall of 2010, when she also returned to Northwestern University.

Joei is currently working as an Administrative Assistant 3 in Residential Services. In her position, she is appointed treasurer for the URL Programming Social and Maintenance Accounts, processes reimbursements and payment requests on behalf of students and staff, and assists student organizations with planning and processing of contracts for quarterly formals. Additionally, Joei offers administrative assistance to faculty and staff within Residential Services.

In her free time, Joei enjoys traveling, participating in both indoor and outdoor sports, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her cat Finley.

Lesa Darcy-Frost

Lesa Darcy-Frost, Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant: Work-Study Employment Processing

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Tori Romba

Administrative Assistant: 

  • Student Conduct Scheduling
  • Student staff recruitment and selection
  • Student staff orientation and training assistance

Contact Tori Romba


Student Staff

Residential Services employs over 200 student staff including Community Assistants, Mail Clerks, and office assistants. If you have a question about a specific building, please contact the appropriate Residence Director.