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ERC Residence Life Staff

  • Rey Guerrero - Director of Residence Life & Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    Rey Guerrero - Director of Residence Life & Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    Rey Guerrero has been with Eleanor Roosevelt College since 1992, and has been the Director of Residential Life & Associate Dean of Student Affairs since 1997. Originally from the Monterey Peninsula, Rey earned his Associates Degree at Monterey Peninsula College before finishing his BA in Art Studio at UC Santa Barbara. He worked as the Tour Coordinator and Admissions Counselor at UCSB before earning his Master's Degree in College and University Administration from Michigan State University. Prior to coming to UCSD, Rey also worked at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

    As Director of Residential Life & Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Eleanor Roosevelt College and International House, Rey is responsible for the overall administration of the three "neighborhoods" that make up our college residences, represents residence life at college and university-wide committees, represents the college at community events, and coordinates the management of the neighborhood facilities with the Custodial, Maintenance, Dining and Grounds staffs. When asked what he likes most about his job, Rey replied, "Having the opportunity to create a second home for the students of ERC and International House."
  • Melissa Diaz - Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Melissa Diaz - Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Melissa Diaz joined the Eleanor Roosevelt College team in 2021. Melissa graduated from UCSD in 2016 with a BA in sociology. She worked for the UC Washington Center in DC for two years before moving to the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership. As an Assistant Director of Residence Life, Melissa helps oversee the International House and Mesa Verde apartment communities.     
  • Isheeta Rahman - Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Isheeta Rahman - Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Isheeta Rahman (she/her) has been an Assistant Director of Residence Life at ERC since 2022. She oversees the ERC Residence Halls, Apartments, and PERC (Planning Events at ERC). Originally from San Diego, Isheeta completed her B.A. in Political Science at UC Irvine, where she first got involved in Residence Life as an undergraduate student. After completing her B.A., she worked for Temporary Employment Services at UCSD for 2 years, before going onto complete an M.S. program in Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Prior to working for ERC, Isheeta worked as a Summer Assistant Resident Director at Stanford University, and was also a Student Leadership Programs Advisor and Resident Director at UC Santa Barbara. In her free time, Isheeta enjoys playing music, cooking and baking, doing pottery, and hanging out with her family and their cats!

  • Sandra Tripp - Residence Life Business Manager

    Sandra Tripp - Residence Life Business Manager

    Sandra Tripp has been with ERC since 2001, but had previously already spent 15 years with the university. Sandra is responsible for the fiscal management of the department, and is the main department liaison for purchasing, vendor relations, and the college business office. She is the direct resource for residence life staff and students regarding all financial matters for the office, and trains the student staff in policies and procedures for accessing program funding and reimbursements. Sandra is also responsible for the key management procedures and the coordination of the student workers for the front desk operation and the Student Activities Center.

  • Nora Herrera - Administrative Assistant – Housing Assignments Specialist

    Nora Herrera - Administrative Assistant – Housing Assignments Specialist

    Nora Herrera has been with Eleanor Roosevelt College since 2002. As the Housing Assignments Specialist for the office, Nora is in charge of all room assignments for the three areas of our neighborhood – Residence Halls, Apartments, and International House, and serves as the main liaison with central Housing regarding assignments in these areas. She manages all inquiries by phone, e-mail, or in person from students, families, and staff regarding all aspects of the housing contract as it applies to living at ERC. She also handles roommate requests, room change requests, and contract cancellations.