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.
Amanda Schadlick, M.S.
Coordinator of Residence Life
Amanda Schadlick joined Wheelock in July 2011. She received her B.A. from Emmanuel College, where her studies focused on Communications, Business, and Organizational Leadership. It was during her undergraduate studies and her experience with campus leadership that she discovered her passion for working with students during their college years. She serves as the College's Student Health Services Liaison and is an active member of the PRIDE Committee. Amanda recently earned her Master's in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Higher Education at Wheelock. When Amanda is not working or studying, she enjoys going to the beach, working out, trying new restaurants, spending time with her friends and family, and dancing.
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 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.
Gabrieal "Gabby" Babin
Resident Director of Riverway House
Gabrieal Babin is the Resident Director of Riverway House. She has worked as an RD at the college since 2013. Gabrieal received her B.S. in Human Development and Child Life from Wheelock. As an alumna of the college, she is an active on campus and supports many college wide initiatives to engage with the community and foster the growth of students. Currently, Gabrieal is a full-time MBA candidate at Simmons College, right down the street. With any free time, she loves to find new places to visit in the city, anything teacup pig related, cooking, DIY projects, and cheese platters.
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 masters 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
Adam Schlitt joins the Residence Life team for his first year as the Resident Director of Colchester House. Adam also works in the Athletics Department as the Head Men's Soccer Coach and Assistant Director of Sports Information. Prior to coming to Wheelock College, Adam graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in International and Global Studies.
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!