Meet the Team

Berklee’s Housing and Residential Education team comprises full-time professional staff members who are dedicated to assisting students with questions and concerns; organizing and supporting residence hall activities; monitoring the safety, security, and maintenance of the buildings; and working to maintain thriving communities that are safe and educational.

  • Director of Housing and Residential Education

    Ryan Anderson (he/him) is a resource for students who would like to talk about their housing experience. Email him at rtanderson@berklee.edu.

  • Resident Director (160 Massachusetts Avenue)

    Dylan Hays (he/him) is a resource for students regarding their experience and concerns about their housing, roommate, resident assistant, and more. In the resident director role, he supervises the resident assistant team, oversees operations, and assists residents. 

  • Assistant DIrector for Residential and Housing Operations

    Teisha Miles (she/her) is a resource for students who have questions or concerns about their housing applications, resident portal, and other general housing needs. Email her at tmiles2@berklee.edu 

  • Resident Director (98 Hemenway)

    Patrick Opran (he/him) is the resident director of the 98 Hemenway Street residence hall as well as the Fenway residence halls. In the resident director role, he supervises the resident assistant team, oversees the operations of the buildings he manages, and helps the students living there. 

  • Resident Director (270 Commonwealth Avenue)

    Macarena Pelaez Salinas (she/her) is a resource for students and all things related to their housing experience. Through her role, she supervises the resident assistant team, oversees daily operations of the residence hall and supports residents as they navigate living on campus. 

  • Associate Director of Residential and Housing Operations

    Katie Schmitt (she/her) is a resource for students who have questions or concerns about housing applications or off-campus housing resources. Email her at kschmitt1@berklee.edu.

  • Area Coordinator

    Lena Schwallenberg (she/her) is a resource for students who have questions about housing operations, their resident assistant, or their residential experience in 150 Mass Ave. Email her at lschwallenberg@berklee.edu.

  • Assistant Director of Residential Education

    Bess Tracey (she/her) can answer questions or concerns about our living learning communities and the residential curriculum. Email her at etracey@berklee.edu.

  • Associate Director of Residential Education

    Lateef Wearrien (He/Him) can speak with students about their housing experience and finding out more ways to get involved in the residential experience. Email him at lwearrien@berklee.edu 

  • Resident Director (12 Hemenway)

    Otis Williams (he/him) is a resource for students who have questions or concerns about their room, roommate, resident assistant, residence hall experience, or general housing experience. Email him at owilliams2@berklee.edu