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
Before joining Wheelock as Director of Residence Life Darcy Dubois was at Mount Ida College for several years in various residence life positions. She completed her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University and went to Hofstra University as an undergraduate. Darcy also loves photography! When she is not taking pictures, she enjoys reading, traveling, culture, and spending time with her family.
Associate Director of Residence Life/Resident Director of Riverway
In addition to serving as the Resident Director of Riverway House, Ashleigh McClenthen also works full-time as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Her primary responsibilities include overall supervision of the RA program (including hiring and training student staff), coordination of Summer Conferences, and organization of the judicial process. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston University, with a focus on community organizing, program development, and human services management. Her other student affairs experience includes advising the Wheelock College Gay-Straight Alliance, holding a position on the Wheelock College PRIDE committee, and serving on the Wheelock College Social Work Advisory Board. In her spare time, Ashleigh enjoys hitting the gym, tattoos, going to the zoo, and watching cartoons.
Resident Director of the Campus Center and Student Residence
Eric Maitland is entering his third year as a Resident Director here at Wheelock, and it will be his first year in the Campus Center and Student Residence. As the Coordinator of Student Leadership and Campus Programs here at Wheelock, Eric advises the Campus Activities Board and oversees the Rising Star Program along with New Student Orientation in the fall. He earned his Master's Degree from Suffolk University in Administration of Higher Education after receiving his BS in Computer Engineering Technology at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Eric enjoys playing/watching sports, traveling to new places, listening to a wide variety of music, and a good piece of BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Resident Director of Colchester
Most recently, Cortney was the manager of the Earl Center here at Wheelock, and before that she was the Education Coordinator for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. This year, Cortney began pursuing an MBA from Boston University. She received a BA in English from Williams College and an MA in Humanities with an Art History concentration from the University of Chicago. In her free time, Cortney likes to play the banjolele and cook without recipes. This is her third year as the Resident Director in Colchester House.
Resident Director of Longwood
Katherine Hala's previous experience in Student Affairs includes two years as a Graduate Intern for Boston University's Office of Orientation and one summer as a Resident Assistant at The American School in Switzerland. She also worked for the French government for two years, teaching English in the south of France. Katherine is currently pursuing a master's degree at Boston University. She loves to speak French, travel, swim, take photos, read, practice yoga, and ride her bike around Boston.
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 holds a BA from Albright College in Religious Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Latin American studies, and an MDiv and PhD 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.
Assistant Resident Director of Peabody Hall/Colleges of the Fenway Liaison
A Florida native, Cartraill has been in Massachusetts for five years. During his time here, he attended Mount Ida College where he received his B.S in Criminal Justice. While a student, he took on various student leadership roles around campus, such as being a Balfour peer leader and a Resident Assistant for three years. Cartraill now serves Wheelock as its Assistant Resident Director and Colleges of Fenway liaison for Peabody Hall.
Gabrieal "Gabby" Babin
Resident Director of Pilgrim Hall
Gabby Babin is entering her first year as a Resident Director of Pilgrim and is excited to continue her relationship with Wheelock. Gabby attended Wheelock as an undergraduate and studied human development and child life. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Gabby was a resident assistant in the very residence hall that she is now an RD. Since graduating from Wheelock, Gabby has work in many different capacities with Wheelock. Currently, Gabby is work with ONCAMPUS Boston, an organization that has partnered with Wheelock to bring international students to Wheelock for a first-year program in the American college education system. In her free time, Gabby loves to cook, swim, laugh, Pin, and spend time with family and friends.