Meet the Residence Life Staff
Each living environment is headed by a professional Resident Director (RD) and staffed by student Resident Assistants (RAs), who represent the general philosophies and policies of the Student Life Office. The Residence Life Staff is committed to serving as a resource and guide for Wheelock students as they navigate the transitions and challenges they may face at college.
Darcy Dubois, M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Student Leadership
Darcy joined the Wheelock College community in June of 2008. She proudly serves as the supervisor to both the Residence Life and Student Activities departments. Her responsibilities include overall supervision of the Residence Life staff, housing operations and judicial affairs, as well as supervision of the Student Activities staff, the Student Government Association and all clubs and organizations. She is passionate about creating opportunities for student leadership and advocacy, and believes in the importance of extra-curricular involvement to complement the teachings of the classroom. She is known to her staff as "the change agent".
Before she came to Wheelock, she spent 6 years at Mount Ida College where she served in various residence life positions, worked closely with international students, and served as an adjunct faculty member. She completed her undergraduate work at Hofstra University and her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Suffolk University. Darcy loves to spend time with her family, explore the world, eat good food, and use her creative side.
Resident Director of Longwood
Katherine Hala has been working in Residence Life at Wheelock College since 2009 and is now in her sixth year as the Resident Director of Longwood House. She loves the tiled stairwell, hardwood floors, and generous windows of her home on campus, and she is happy to share them with a dynamic community of diverse students. In addition to her role as the RD of Longwood, Katherine is the Assistant Director of Academic Assistance. Before coming to Wheelock, Katherine spent two years teaching English in Arles, France. Her previous experience in Student Affairs also includes two years as a graduate intern for the Orientation Office at Boston University, her alma mater.
Resident Director of the Campus Center and Student Residence
Jilliana joins the Residence Life team this 2015-16 Academic year as the Resident Director for the Campus Center & Student Residence Hall. Jilliana concurrently maintains the role as Human Resources Generalist in Wheelock's office of Human Resources. Previously, Jilliana held Human Resources roles within retail settings and has also held the role as a Residential Counselor within a therapeutic center for eating disorders. Having already earned a B.A. in Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Jilliana ultimately aspires to earn a Psy.D. in Leadership Psychology. Jilliana is excited to bring together her eclectic interests, ranging from the many aspects of psychology, human resources management, spiritual life, holistic health, etc., in supporting the Wheelock community. Outside of Wheelock, Jilliana is the oldest of three daughters and enjoys spending time with her loved ones, dancing and exercising, experimenting both with and without recipes, reading, dabbling with Ayurveda, and traveling -just to name a few interests. Jilliana invites you to stop her around campus and share a little about yourself and your own interests as well!
Resident Director of Peabody Hall
Prior to becoming Resident Director of Peabody Hall, Adrienne Kisner worked in residence life at Boston University and Albright College in Reading, PA. Adrienne is also the Spiritual Life Coordinator on campus. Adrienne holds a BA from Albright College in Religious Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Latin American studies, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Boston University School of Theology. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading young adult fiction, and exploring Boston.
Resident Director of Riverway House
Joining the Wheelock College community in September 2016, Scott serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and is the Resident Director for the Riverway House community. His responsibilities include the overall supervision of the resident assistant program, the judicial process, the housing database, and serves as the live-in second-in-command to the Director of Residence Life. Scott is passionate about creating spaces for students to bring all that is most salient to them, believing in turn that inclusive spaces give students the opportunity to fully explore, learn, and reflect on their experiences during their collegiate matriculation. Before joining the Wheelock College community, Scott worked with students at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for seven years in various professional roles. He was responsible for co-creating and writing the script for "Relationship Remix," a first-year workshop that focuses on healthy relationships and enthusiastic consent. Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Film Studies. He also had the privilege to earn his master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Scott enjoys running and exploring Boston with his family.
Resident Director of Pilgrim House
Kayla Pulsifer is the Resident Director of Pilgrim House and joins the Residence Life team as an RD for the first time this academic year! Kayla received a B.S. in Developmental Psychology from Wheelock College and served as a Resident Assistant for three years of her undergraduate career. Kayla is currently a graduate student at Wheelock seeking her master's degree in Integrated Elementary and Special Education. During her transition into graduate school, Kayla held the position of Graduate Assistant for the Department of Residence Life. Kayla greatly enjoys coffee, exploring the city, watching Gossip Girl, and going back to her hometown in Rhode Island.
Resident Director of Colchester House
Originally from Maryland, Brian Sirman earned his B.A., M.L.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University. In 2008 Brian joined Wheelock's Residence Life team, serving in Riverway House and CCSR until 2013. He returned to Wheelock in 2016 as Resident Director of Colchester House. In addition to his residence life work, Brian has an active research agenda in architectural history and has taught at Boston University, Emmanuel College, Lesley University, Wentworth, MCPHS, and Trinity Washington University. He has presented his work at conferences throughout North America and Europe, and his book, Concrete Changes: Architecture, Politics, and Boston's New City Hall, will be published next year. Brian is also a professional ski instructor, and he enjoys sailing, squash, and classical music.