Mike Wooten -- Director of Residential Education
Office: 5 Rope Ferry Rd., 3rd Floor (646-1491)
Mike brings more than 12 years of experience in residential education, most recently as Assistant Director at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. At Michigan, which hosts a residential community of 11,000 students, Mike oversaw three living-learning programs, a residential college, two theme communities, and managed the opening of Michigan's first new residence hall in more than 40 years. He also chaired the student staff training committee, co-chaired the Student Affairs annual staff development conference for more than 1300 employees, and taught in the University's Program on Intergroup Relations. A BASICS facilitator, Social Justice Mediator and Community Organizer, Mike is uniquely qualified to partner with Campus Life, the Dean of the College division, students, faculty and staff to develop and implement the next vision for residential education at Dartmouth.
Jeff DeWitt -- Associate Director of Residential Education
Office: 5 Rope Ferry Rd., 3rd Floor (646-1491)
Hello! I'm Jeff DeWitt, Associate Director in the Residential Education part of ORL. I'm originally from the hot deserts of Tucson, Arizona, which is also where I completed my Master's degree in English at the University of Arizona. I worked for two years at the University of California, Davis, as a professional Resident Director, and then came to Dartmouth in 98'. My primary roles are to assist in managing the Residential Education program, supervise Community Directors, coordinate staff selection and generally support students in having a strong residential living experience. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, showshoeing, hiking and volunteering at a local natural science center where I work with birds of prey. I hope to meet you sometime.
Lorraine Bosse -- Administrative Assistant for Residential Education
Office: 5 Rope Ferry Rd., 3rd Floor (646-1491)
Greetings! I'm Lorraine Bosse the Administrative Assistant for Residential Education. My current role is to support the day to day operations of the professional and student staff within the department. Prior to Dartmouth, my most exciting work experiences include 4 years at Apple, Inc in Cupertino, California, supporting a worldwide team, facilitating communication and streamlining administrative processes. I was also fortunate enough to work as an Executive Assistant, Marketing and Tech Support person for the largest independently owned real estate company in Maine - where I am originally from. During my undergraduate study at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and the University of Southern Maine (USM) I developed a love of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication study and how computers can facilitate it.
My interests outside of work include building our family home (which includes study and implementation of sustainable building technologies), painting pottery, yoga, singing, enjoying nature, teas and fabrics, and spending time with my husband, son, family and friends. I love hearing people's unique personal stories, and occasionally will share some as well.
Rame Hanna -- McLaughlin Cluster (Berry/Bildner/Byrne/Goldstein/Rauner/Thomas) Community Director
Office: 111 Goldstein (646-8554)
Hey Y'all! I am the Community Director for the McLaughlin Cluster. My name is Rame Hanna. I was born in Hollywood, California, and have lived there for the majority of my life. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Law at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and my Masters of Science in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program at Colorado State University (CSU). During my many years in higher education, I worked in a variety of unique roles from serving as an Assistant Director of Diversity and Outreach to becoming a Greek adviser for the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. My biggest passion outside of student affairs and law is music. I have been dancing hip-hop and teaching choreography for over 5 years and currently serve as the adviser to Dartmouth's very own XS Crew and SHEBA. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
Josiah Proietti -- East Wheelock (Andres, McCulloch, Morton, and Zimmerman) Community Director
Office: 1 Brace Common (646-3041)
Josiah Proietti will be a Community Director for the 6th year at Dartmouth and the 3rd year at East Wheelock. He is a native to the Upper Valley, but spent eight years in Boston getting his BS in music technology and working as a professional for a few years. He recently graduated with his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) from Dartmouth. He is currently applying to Counseling Psychology programs for the Fall of 2013. He loves to talk about gender theory, films, arm chair cosmology (universe talk for armatures).
Jamie Walsh -- Massachusetts Row, Hitchcock and Gold Coast (Gile/Lord/Streeter) Community Director
Office: 103 South Mass (646-9064)
I am Jamie, the Community Director for the Mass Row, Gold Coast, and Hitchcock cluster! I joined the Dartmouth community in July of 2010. I am originally from Warwick, RI and earned my B.A. in English from Providence College in 2001 and M.S. in College Administration from Boston College in May of 2008.
Prior to Dartmouth, I spent two years working at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in Residence Life, and five years working at Boston College-four in Law Admissions and one in Athletic Media Relations. I love working with students and have really enjoyed my time at Dartmouth. When I am not working, I love watching/attending my favorite sports teams, live music, keeping active, reading non-fiction, as well as spending time with family, friends, and my wife, Abby and son, James.
Momo Wolapaye -- Topliff, New Hampshire, Lodge, Affinities Community Director
Office: 006 Topliff (646-9044)
Hello and welcome. I am delighted to be serving Topliff, New Hampshire, Lodge and the Affinity Houses. As a first year Community Director, I am very pleased to welcome you. I came to Dartmouth recently from Waldorf College (my Alma Mater) in Forest City, IA, where I served as Director of Residence Life for five years. Prior to that I served as Hall Director and Assistant Director of Orientation & the Campus Center at Otterbein College for four years. I have an MBA from Capital University in Columbus Ohio, but decided to go into Student Affairs because of my desire to work with students outside of the classroom. I have had the time of my life working with students in my previous positions, and I am relishing the opportunity to live in the Upper Valley and work with the students at Dartmouth.
I am interested in exploring the outdoors, traveling, meeting new people, watching anything related to sports or politics, and playing racquetball. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you. Please stop by my office in the basement of Topliff anytime.
Katharina Daub -- River Cluster Community Director
Office: Judge 1st Floor (646-7098)
Hi, my name is Katharina and I am the Community Director for the River Cluster, which includes French, Judge, Maxwell, and Channing Cox. As the Community Director, I work with the UGAs to make sure you have a great time in the residence halls and at Dartmouth. I am available to simply chat and get to know you or to sit down and talk about a concern you might have. You might receive emails from me and I'll come to activities, but please do come visit me as well. The best place to find me is my office in Judge 110. You can also email me to set up a time to meet. I joined the Dartmouth community in the summer of 2011 and am looking forward to continuing to get to know many of you. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, I spent four years working in Residential Life at NYU where I also did my Master's degree. I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in Biology with a German minor and a teaching certification. I'm excited to continue my learning here at Dartmouth with you!
Michelle Hector -- Russell Sage Community Director
Office: E11 Fahey (646-8552)
Hi there! I'm Michelle, the Community Director for the Russell Sage Cluster. Born and raised on the Jersey shore, I consider myself a beach bum at heart. No...I'm not like the characters on the television show, and would be more than happy to discuss what the real Jersey shore is like. I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and English with a concentration in Journalism and a M.A. in Communication. Both of these degrees are from the University of Delaware. While attending graduate school, I worked for the Office of Residence Life as a hall director in both first year and upper division areas. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching terrible reality television, and practicing mindfulness meditation. I look forward to meeting you!
Amy Hotsko -- Fayerweathers/Richardson/Wheeler/Ripley/Woodward/Smith Community Director
Office: Mid Fayer 1A (646-0978)
Hi Everyone! I am Amy, the new Community Director for the FWRWSR Cluster. I was born in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate. Since then I have worked in the business sector, taught English in South Korea, and have enjoyed working in a residential therapeutic community dedicated to helping adults with mental illness. Recently, I finished my graduate degree at the University of Virginia and am excited to be back in New England. I love the outdoors, reading, cooking, and drinking tea while chatting with friends. I am excited to be here and get to know you. If you have a chance, blitz me or stop by my office in Mid Fayer 1A.
Dan Smith -- Choates Community Director
Office: 8 Choate Rd. (646-3286)
I am Dan Smith, Community Director for the Choates cluster. I am a New Hampshire native where I attended Southern New Hampshire University for my Bachelors in Graphic Design. I also spent some time in western New York while attending Canisius College in for my Masters in College Student Personnel Administration. My passion for this works lies in student interaction and being a part of the amazing creativity and drive that students bring to campus. Dartmouth has been a great place for me to grow as a professional and I am excited about the future. I welcome any questions, comments, and feedback so please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or stop by my office!