Executive Director of Housing and Residential Education
Hometown: Greenwood, MS
Education: BA in History; MS Counselor Education from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. #HailState
Experience: I started at DU in June 2012. I have worked professionally at UNC- Chapel Hill, Floridia International University, and Florida State University
In my free time: I enjoy playing tennis and watching college football. I am new to Colorado, so I want to explore this state.
Best thing about DU: I have appreciated how welcoming everyone has been.
Director of Residential Education
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Assistant Director of Housing Operations
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Education: BS in Public Relations from St. Cloud State University, MN; MA in Higher Education from University of Denver, CO
Experience: I have about 6 years of work experience in Housing and ResLife—I have worked as an RA, Night Security Supervisor, Graduate Resident Director, Desk Assistant. I been in the Resident Director position here at DU since July 2011. I also have worked as an Academic Adviser.
In my free time: I love being around dogs, being outside (good weather required) and cooking (I am not that good but can make pretty good pesto).
Responsibilities at DU: Residence Hall Occupancy, Room Selection Process, Contract Release Process, Oversees Residence Hall Front Desks
Mary J. Duarte
I am from Colorado and have worked at DU for 20 years. I am proud to say that two of my kids graduated from DU and they love DU as much as I do. I spend my free time with my two grandkids, cooking and working in my garden.
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Education: BS in Elementary Education at Missouri State University
Experience: As an undergraduate at MSU, I held various executive board positions in the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary. I was also a Resident Assistant for one year before working with special projects in the Facilities and Operations office.
In my free time: I like to read and create things. I enjoy fun arts and crafts projects and quality time with friends and family.