Residence Life Management Team
Our Residence Life Team work hard throughout the year to provide community building opportunities, promote safety, provide support & ways for students to get connected here in residence! Read below to meet the team!
Acting, Assistant Director, Residence Life
Amanda is a UTM alumna who is passionate about education and sharing in learning experiences with students and staff. Amanda has her Masters of Education in Curriculum with a Wellness Emphasis from OISE. She is also a certified teacher and received her BEd from Queen’s University. She enjoys finding ways to bring learning outside of the classroom.
As the Assistant Director, Residence Life, Amanda works with the Residence Life Team to create safe, positive residence communities that foster a sense of belonging, co-curricular experiences that encourage holistic student development, and environments that promote academic success
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new places and chatting with her book club.
Supervisor, Residence Education
Laura is a lover of learning and is passionate about creating high quality experiences that inspire ‘lightbulb’ moments.She has had the opportunity to work at a variety of institutions such as Western University, Laurier, and now the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Beware, as a certified MBTI practitioner and as a Masters of Education graduate, she can talk about personality assessments and curriculum creation for extended periods of time!
When she is not working to create an intentional residence experience for all students, Laura enjoys being creative, reflective conversations, live music, and travelling to local coffee shops.
With her small and mighty Residence Education team she is excited to ensure that you feel academically supported in residence!
Community Standards Officer
Hilda completed her undergraduate degree in Health Studies at McMaster University where she fell in love with Residence Life while working as a Community Assistant and Senior Community Assistant. After graduation, Hilda continued in student affairs, at the University of Waterloo as Community Coordinator and at Humber College as the Coordinator for the Centre for Healthy Living.
As the Community Standards Officer, Hilda seeks to use an equitable, student centered approach to support student development in the conduct process and through mental wellness programming in residence. In her free time, Hilda enjoys true crime documentaries and making memories spending time with her husband and three children.
Residence Education & Transition Coordinator
Bianca earned a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. During her undergraduate degree, she was a residence student staff where she found her passion for student housing! After graduating, she moved to the University of Guelph where she continued to work in student housing. In 2019, Bianca joined the Student Housing & Residence Life team as a Community Development Coordinator and later transitioned into her current role. Most recently, she earned her Master of Education in Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University.
At UTM, in her current role, Bianca focusses on providing transition support to residence students. She supports a team of Peer Academic Leaders who help to facilitate academic workshops along with other programs. She also works to promote the academic success of residence students through the Academic Support Initiative. Her favourite part of her role is working with students to ensure they flourish in their academics at UTM!
In her free time, Bianca loves to spend time with her dog, Rosie, and go for walks along trails around UTM. Please feel free say hi if you see her on campus!
Residence Education Coordinator
Charesma’s journey in residence life began during her undergraduate years at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she worked in multiple residence student staff roles, amongst other roles in student affairs. Here, she discovered her infinite love for learning, human connections, and student support. Charesma joined the Student Housing & Residence Life team at UTM in 2021, where she works currently as the Residence Education Coordinator.
In her role, Charesma oversees programs and projects within the living learning communities while coordinating residence programming for the Academic Culture and English students. She enjoys helping students thrive in their programs while creating a memorable residence experience for them.
In her spare time, Charesma loves to read, listen to podcasts, practice yoga, play with her bunny, cook, and eat all kinds of food (she is a huge foodie)! If you know of any good restaurants near or far, let Charesma know!
Community Development Coordinator
Julia is a UTM Alumni and is very excited to be back at the campus that she considers home. During her undergraduate degree, Julia found a passion for student support and working in residence. She spent time working at the University of Waterloo, and the UofT St George’s campus before moving back to UTM.
As a Community Development Coordinator, Julia’s role is to support students as they navigate their residence experience. Julia also supports one of the don teams as they support students and create intentional programs for our residence community.
Outside of work, Julia enjoys reading, figure skating and hanging out with her cat.
Community Development Coordinator
Megha is a proud UTM alumna and considers this campus her home. At UTM, she was an international student who worked as a Residence Don and Residence Services Assistant while she was earning her bachelor’s in arts in Economics and Sociology. She has worked at the University of Calgary and McMaster University as a Residence Life Coordinator and is excited to foster a warm, welcoming and growth-oriented environment at UTM.
In her current role as South Side Community Development Coordinator, she hopes to create meaningful connections and good memories. Outside of work, Megha is a trained singer and loves playing with her dog. She is also currently working on a master’s in business administration (MBA) at the Rotman School of Management. If you see her around, don’t hesitate to say hello!
Community Development Coordinator
Brian completed his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education at Western University, during which time he worked in various roles as a student-staff in their Housing department. In 2019, he began working professionally in Western's Housing department, where he continued to grow his passion for residence life through his involvement in the development of their upper-year residence experience and the intentional programming and support for their international students in residence.
Brian joined the Student Housing & Residence Life team at UTM in 2021 as a Community Development Coordinator. In his role, Brian works to support members of the Don team and provide support and referrals to students in residence. Brian is passionate about fostering learning outside of the classroom and is actively pursuing a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development at OISE.
Outside of work, Brian enjoys travelling, trying new foods and restaurants, and spending quality time with friends and family.