» Meet The Staff

Contact information and bios for the dedicated professional staff members in the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience.

Central Office Staff

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Dave Sundby

Director
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6603
After growing up just south of Seattle (go Seahawks!), I completed my bachelor’s degree at California Lutheran University and my master’s degree at the University of Chicago, both with a focus in Philosophy. After a few short professional stints in Residence Life and Student Life/Orientation at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Marymount College in Palos Verdes, I’ve spent the last six and a half years at Western Oregon University in a number of different roles in Housing. In my spare time, I love to go on local adventures with my wife and two young children. I joined Chapman University in March 2016, and I’m excited to be a part of such an excellent community both on and off campus!
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Jamie Gutierrez

Assistant Director
Davis Community Center
714-997-6961
I was born and raised in Lomita, CA. I began my undergraduate studies at Chapman in the fall of 2008. As a first generation college student, my transition to Chapman was not easy. I think back on my experience and I credit the work done by Student Affairs professionals that allowed me to develop holistically. I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies and in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Leadership Development. Prior to serving as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and First Year Experience, I supported the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs as the Graduate Assistant and Program Coordinator. I love Chapman and I look forward to supporting new students! In my spare time I enjoy attending concerts, working out, and spending time with my family.
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Joseph Koluder

Assistant Director
Davis Community Center
714-516-6154
I always tell people that I’ve experienced “Left, Right & Center”, having been born and raised in Indiana where I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, spending five years in Boston, MA where I completed a year of AmeriCorps*VISTA service and earned my Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and now find myself living in Southern California since 2006. I’m an educator at heart, with a passion for providing students with experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, be it in the residence hall setting, or in other venues throughout the OC/LA area. Outside of my work, I enjoy watching baseball (Go Red Sox!), camping, and attending as many concerts as I can. Through my role in Residence Life & First Year Experience, I look forward to assisting our students, especially those in our first-year living-learning communities, find their niche at Chapman and learning something about themselves in the process!
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Amanda Zamora

Assistant Director
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6593
I moved out here to Orange County in 2009 and after living all over the country, I definitely feel like I’ve found my home! I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and my Master’s degree from Boston University, and after living in the cold weather almost all of my life, it was time for a change! I’ve been fortunate to work at colleges and universities of all shapes and sizes from the East Coast out to the West, and I have an extensive background in Housing & Residence Life. I truly enjoy working with college students and watching them grow and mature during their college years. It’s an exciting time in a student’s life and I’m happy to be a part of it!
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Emily Belote

Housing Assignments Coordinator
Davis Community Center
(714) 997-6538
I was raised in nearby Huntington Beach and headed (slightly) north for my undergraduate experience. I attended The University of California, Santa Barbara, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I had such an incredible college journey that I wanted to be part of that experience for future undergraduate students. As a Residence Life and First Year Experience teammate, I get to do just that each day! Chapman has a remarkable student body and provides so many opportunities and experiences-every student can truly find a home here. In addition to my role in RLFYE, I also served as an advisor for one of our fabulous Greek organizations. In my free time, I love going to the beach, being a mega foodie with my husband, and spending time with our newly rescued Poodle-Bichon mix, Molly!
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Samantha Martinez

Outreach Coordinator, Wellness Promotion
Henley Hall
(714) 516-5024
I grew up in central Minnesota and stayed in-state while I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences from Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN. I then moved out to California and received my Master’s degree in Public Health from San Diego State University. Before coming to Chapman, I worked at San Diego State University in the Well-being & Health Promotion department as a Health Educator. I am interested in motivating healthy behaviors, passionate about working with college students, and love learning about innovative programming strategies. In my time outside of work, I love to travel with my husband, spend time with family and friends in CA and MN, and enjoy the outdoors with my two dogs! I am so happy to be a part of the Chapman community and I am excited to take on this new role!
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Lauren Zlotecki

Facilities and Off Campus Coordinator
Davis Community Center
Originally from Michigan, I completed my Bachelors of Science at Central Michigan University and a service year with AmeriCorps VISTA before making the move to Indiana. For three years I worked at Manchester University as a Hall Director and select collateral assignments coordinator. I’m currently working on my MBA through University of Utah in my free time while still getting to travel, explore outdoor activities, and make time for friends and family. My passions include education and behind the scene’s facilities and operations work. All of the above mixed with this work environment and getting to live in Southern California makes me more than excited to take on this new position!
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Jordan Vaughn

Program Coordinator, First Year Experience
Davis Community Center
Bio coming soon!
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Celina Davis

Administrative Assistant
Davis Community Center
Bio Coming Soon!
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Nicholas Jakel

Housing Communications Coordinator
Davis Community Center
714-576-4788
Bio coming soon.
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Hailey Salsman

Residential Education Graduate Assistant
Davis Community Center
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David Brown

Orientation Graduate Assistant
Davis Community Center
Bio coming soon!

Resident Directors & Area Coordinators

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Erin Ash

Area Coordinator, Chapman Grand
Chapman Grand
(714) 516-6159
I recently moved to Orange County after spending the last four years serving as a Resident Director at the University of Southern California. I am originally from the Midwest where I received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before graduating with a Masters in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. I absolutely love working on college campuses and enjoy that each day brings new challenges and opportunities to educate, mentor and learn from students. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new cities, hiking and being outdoors, farmers markets, live music, photography, documentaries and all things Wisconsin sports! I am so excited to take on the new Area Coordinator role at Chapman Grand and help develop community in this exciting inaugural year!
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Alex Hart

Area Coordinator: The K, Panther Village, Davis and Harris Apartments
The K Lobby
714-628-7251
Residence Life for me began when I was in my undergraduate career at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California near Sacramento working as a Resident Assistant. Since graduating, I have had the opportunity to serve as a Resident Director at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, and dorm facility in Chico, California. Currently, I am finishing my Master of Student Development and Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. Some of my hobbies include, hiking, camping, board games, movies, and anything to do with traveling and exploring. I am very excited to be here at Chapman and to work with some great students.
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Tim Alexander

Resident Director, Glass Hall
Glass Hall 4th floor
714-516-6136
As an Orange County native, I grew up in Santa Ana and was raised by several different friends and their families. My first-year of college in 2010, I struggled with homelessness and had difficulties navigating higher education as a first-generation college student. Thanks to mentors' and femtors' holistic support, I was able to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 2015. The following year, I was ranked as one of the top 16 most influential people to watch in Orange County (O.C.) by the O.C. Register. In 2017, while I pursued my Master of Science in Higher Education at CSUF, I was a part-time graduate assistant in Residence Life and First Year Experience (RLFYE). I am thrilled to return to my Panther family and enhance the Chapman Experience as a full-time Resident Director in RLFYE. Both my childhood and collegiate background have shaped my passion to serve underrepresented students as well as commitment to create a sense of belonging for all students. My college campus became my home (figuratively and literally) so I am honored to: develop the next generation of global citizens through co-curricular learning, aid students to successfully transition towards graduation, and ultimately create a safe, inclusive, and healthy community… A community I feel lucky to now call my new home.
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Annessa Garcia

Resident Director, Morlan Hall
Morlan Hall Community Center 100A
714-516-5477
Bio coming soon!
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Krista Kelly

Resident Director, Henley Hall
Henley First Floor
Bio coming soon!
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Christy Martinez-Saucedo

Resident Director, Pralle-Sodaro Hall
Pralle-Sodaro Hall First Floor
Bio coming soon!
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Omar Zuwayed

Resident Director, Sandhu Residence Center
Sandhu Residence Center
714-532-6058
I am a first generation college student from Riverside, CA and I recently graduated from the UC Irvine in 2016. My personal and professional goals have brought me to Chapman University where I hope to sharpen my skills and also build meaningful relationships with residents, student workers, coworkers, and faculty. When I am not working, I am usually working out, playing basketball, or just enjoying life. I am excited to be a part of the Panther family and to call Chapman my new home.

Residential Graduate Assistants

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Ketzia Abramson

Residential Graduate Assistant, Panther Village
Panther Village Clubhouse
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Morgan Vaughn

Residential Graduate Assistant, Chapman Grand
Chapman Grand Lobby
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Susana Elizalde

Residential Graduate Assistant, Davis and Harris Apartments
Davis Community Center
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Maisune Abu-Elhaija

Residential Graduate Assistant, Chapman Grand
Chapman Grand Lobby
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Gabby Gore

Residential Graduate Assistant, Chapman Grand
Chapman Grand Lobby