Meet the Residence Life Staff
Residence Life Office
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.
Director of Residence Life
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 the Resident Director of Peabody Hall, Adrienne Kisner worked in residence life at Albright College in Reading, PA and at Boston University. Adrienne holds graduate degrees from Boston University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also serves as a writing instructor and as the Spiritual Life Coordinator at Wheelock College. In her free time, she enjoys writing and reading young adult fiction (her debut novel will be published by Feiwel & Friends in June 2018), exploring Boston, and spending time with family and friends.
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 joined the Wheelock community in 2010 as an undergraduate student, earning her B.S. in Developmental Psycology. Kayla found an interest and passion for higher education during her undergraduate career, where she served as a Resident Assistant for three years. Kayla then continued to grow with the Wheelock community as a Resident Director in Pilgrim House beginning in 2015. In addition to Residence Life, Kayla joined the Student Life team in 2017 and is excited to expand her experiences in higher educaion. In Kayla's free time she enjoys drinking coffee, exploring the city, and visiting her friends and family in Rhode Island.