Cyndie Morozumi, Director
Cyndie has worked in student affairs in California colleges and universities for 33 years, 24 of them here at SSU. Her background includes several fields within student services, including career and academic advising, financial aid, first year experience/new students, and finally, residential life. As a mother of two millennial children, Cyndie is fascinated with the millennial generation, our current student population, and attempts to utilize current research in the programs and services offered in the residential community.
Cyndie earned her MS in Counseling from San Francisco State University and her BS from UC Davis in Community Education/Development. Her outside interests include traveling, (favorite places are warm weather countries like Mexico, Fiji and Australia), and enjoys participating in the lives of her two college aged children, Corinne and Kalene, and her spouse John.
Ben Ellis, Community Conduct Coordinator
I am happy to be starting my first semester as a Seawolf! Originally from Ohio, I earned a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.A. in Counseling, Student Affairs from Western Kentucky University. My desire and passion to work with students in residential life began while serving as a Resident Assistant during my undergraduate experience, leading to a career that has been very rewarding over the past 15 years. Working primarily in student conduct for several years, I appreciate the opportunity to meet with students in order to evaluate choices and behaviors that impact educational and career goals.
In my free time I enjoy playing baseball and collecting memorabilia, painting, running, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Stacey Murray, Community Development Coordinator
Hello Seawolves! I have been working here at Sonoma State University in the Office of Residential Life since 2007. I am originally from the East Coast but love living in Northern California. My love and passion for working in Residential Life started when I became a Resident Advisor in college. Since then I have had the opportunity to work with some really amazing students. I received my BA in Secondary Education from New England College and received my MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Study from the University at Albany. When I came to Sonoma State, I started off as a Residential Life Coordinator for Cabernet Village. I am currently the Community Development Coordinator and work out of our main office. Some of my many job responsibilities are that I oversee the student staff that work in our department as well as I oversee the residential community Service Desks, located in Zinfandel and Tuscany Villages.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am also a big sports fan and love watching hockey and soccer. I have really enjoyed my time working at Sonoma State and I am happy that I have made this place my home.
Ashley Bott, Administrative Support Assistant
Hello everyone! My name is Ashley Bott and I am the new Administrative Support Assistant in the Residential Life Department. You will see me in the residential life front office and I will also be supervising the service desks for our students. I grew up in Sonoma County and am grateful to call such a beautiful place home. I came from working with State Farm Insurance in Sonoma for several years as an Office and Sales Manager and look forward to transitioning my skills into the Sonoma State University setting. I am currently finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with hopes of then continuing on to a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
In my free time I am also a freelance photographer, avid hiker and dog lover. You will always find me on the weekends with family and friends or setting up for a photo shoot. I love to create new friendships and look forward to the opportunity to develop those with everyone I am lucky enough to work with here at Sonoma State University! Come by and see me!
Residential Area Coordinators
Kailyn Doyle | Tuscany Village
Hi! I am the Residential Area Coordinator of Tuscany Village. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Sonoma State University in 2007. Go Seawolves! In 2012 I received a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. I am most recently returning to Sonoma State from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I was a Coordinator for Residence Life. I am originally from Fremont, California, but am grateful to have the opportunity to return back to beautiful Sonoma County!
I enjoy all things movie and am full of trivia knowledge that no one should ever need to know. I am a huge 49ers fan and have been since birth. I am dancer and love to move, especially 30 second dance parties. I love to spend time with friends and family, particularly over a great meal or coffee and out in the beautiful sunshine, which is great to do here in Sonoma County. I am located in Casentino and keep an open door policy, even if the door is closed. Just knock and we can talk!
Tramaine Austin-Dillon | Sauvignon Village East
Tramaine is from South Central Los Angeles and earned his B.A. in Communication from Washington State University, and his M.A. from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration. His professional background is centered on working to support college students as they transition to the college environment. His areas of interest include the first year student experience, equity and diversity, and personal development. As the Area Coordinator for Sauvignon Village East, Tramaine works to enhance the residential student experience by overseeing a portion of the Themed Communities, and supervising the CSA and TLA student staff. Outside of work, he enjoys a variety of music, football, and television. Tramaine always looks forward to meeting and engaging with students. His office is located in the Colombard building so feel free to stop by and say hello!
Julia Rose | Sauvignon Village West & Verdot Village
This will be Julia’s second year at Sonoma State working with the First Year Experience (FYE) community and the Themed Community program in Sauvignon Village, particularly the Wellness, Leadership, and Global Engagement themes. Previous experience includes Resident Director positions in Oregon and Washington State, where she oversaw first year communities focused on outdoor pursuits, gender inclusivity, and civic engagement. Other projects included developing alternative spring break programs and advising both RHA and NRHH chapters. Julia is an AmeriCorps State and VISTA alum and would welcome any questions about those programs. Current passions include sustainability as a campus culture and cultivating socially just residential communities. Julia holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Humboldt State University, and a Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis on Non-Profit Management from The Evergreen State College.
Becky Young | Zinfandel Village
Hello Everyone! My Name is Becky Young. I have worked in Housing and Residence Life for 5 years now. I have a Master’s Degree in Students Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have a passion for working with students and helping them with the many transitions that come during their time as a college student. As a Sonoma State Alum I am very excited to be back. I am proud to be able to offer Sonoma State students the same support and kindness that I received here. I love the SSU community and the wide variety of students that I get to serve. In my free time I enjoy cooking and baking; there is always a new recipe to try! I also really love to travel and take pictures. I find that our world has many things to offer and I want to be able to learn about as many as possible. Hope to talk to you soon.
Assistant Community Coordinators
My name is Kate Alexander, and I am excited to start my first year at Sonoma State as the Assistant Community Coordinator for Beaujolais West. I have taught undergraduate courses in music, gender studies, and ethnic studies for six years, and am just entering the Student Affairs field this year. I love working with students, and connecting them with opportunities to grow! I earned a B.A. in history and music at UC San Diego before pursuing an M.A. and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside. I grew up in San Diego, and I’m so excited to explore beautiful Northern California. When I’m not working, I love hiking, kayaking, and exploring national parks. I’m a fan of reading, music, soccer, adventures, and spending time with friends and family.
Emily is originally from Lake Arrowhead, CA and attended CSU Long Beach where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies, with a minor in international studies. Her background includes working in the legal field, studying saxophone performance, and four years in residential life as a Resident Assistant and Residence Coordinator. Her next goal is to pursue a Master of Arts in a student affairs program. Her passions include helping others pursue their dreams, reading, music, movies, watching her 4 teams Dodgers/Angels and Chargers/Packers play, Star Wars, Disney, and Harry Potter.
Roberto Renteria | Cabernet Village
Hello, my name is Roberto Renteria. I was born and raised in Fort Bragg, California, just a few hours north of Santa Rosa. I studied Sociology at San Jose State University and am currently working on attaining my masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco.
My passion for helping fellow students through their collegiate career led me to work for various departments during my undergrad including being a Resident Advisor (RA), an Orientation Leader & Team Leader, and working for the Academic Advising office. I am continuing to use that passion by working for the Residential Life office here at Sonoma State. I am excited to create ties with my fellow Res. Life staff, and my first year community. It is my goal to help students feel connected and involved not only in their residential community but the campus community as well.
As a first generation college student, and person of color I wish to be a resource for students who may need help navigating what being in college really means, and how to make the most out of the collegiate career through campus clubs/orgs, and other campus involvement opportunities.
In regards to hobbies, I like listening to music - exploring the various genres out there - being outdoors, taking in the view, and being artsy from time to time.
Hi Everyone! I’m Ashlee DeMatteo and I am the Assistant Community Coordinator for Verdot Village. I grew up in Roseville, CA and moved to this area in 2009. I attended Sonoma State University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Allied Health with distinction, and a minor in Sociology. Some of the areas I was involved in during my time at SSU were in Residential Life where I was a CSA for two years and a part of the National Residential Hall Honorary (NRHH). I was also a member of the SSU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team and I took part in Vagina Monologues. Currently, I am in my second year of graduate school for Radiologic Technology at SRJC.
In my free time I like to be around friends, family, and to spoil my two year old niece! I love candles, flowers, coffee and some good hip hop music.
Feel free to stop by and say hey, what’s up, or hello!
Hey Seawolves, I'm Robert Goddu, and I grew up in Pleasanton, CA. I am the assistant conduct coordinator here in residential life. I received my bachelors in biology here at SSU and stuck around to continue my education by pursuing a M.S. I am currently working towards a career in molecular/cell research. When not spending time on the second floor of Darwin Hall, I'm hearing conduct cases in my office in residential life. In my free time I hike, play music, and try to have meaningful conversations. I truly value my position as an assistant conduct coordinator because it gives me an opportunity to give back to my community. I'm thrilled to be a resource for students that may find it difficult adjusting to college life and shared living spaces. Stop by and say hello- I love meeting new Seawolves.