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Residence Life Staff


Student Living Center Residence Director


Gary Phillips

(435) 797-0683

I graduated from West Virginia University with Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Recreation. While attending WVU as an undergrad, I discovered a love for housing while working as a Resident Assistant. I went on to become a Residence Hall Director for three years while earning a Master's Degree in Education Administration.

I wanted to gain experience working with other universities so I applied for a position at Utah State in 2010. After visiting Logan and meeting many of the Housing staff, I was thrilled to be brought on board as the Residence Director of Mountain View Tower. I have always appreciated the blizzard that hit during my first visit to campus, for letting me know what I was in for when moving to Utah.


Snow Hall Graduate Residence Director


Justin Peterson

(435) 797-5731

I have been in housing for 5 years now and I really love it. Currently I am a Graduate Residence Director at Snow Hall. 

I am a rapper/spoken word artist that is finishing up his last year of undergraduate studies in the USU English Department. Utah State University is my school as well as my home and I am proud to be a part of this organization!


Student Living Center Resident Assistants (RAs)


Davis Hall


Jake Wilcox
1st-2nd Floors

This is my second year as an RA! I'm a double major in Finance and Economics, and minoring in Math. I love to joke around, play guitar, longboard, and just have a good time. I'm looking forward to be your RA this year!

Linzie Ballard
3rd-4th Floors

I am a Sophomore at USU and currently majoring in Business Administration I love animals, especially my two scary sphinx cats back home, and I have a love for ceramic artwork. I am obsessed with Lavender Vanilla gelato but not much of a fan of Olive Oil gelato. A few of the things I love about Utah State are: meeting new people, eating Aggie Ice-Cream, living in the SLC, cheering on all of the sports teams, especially football. Go Aggies! This year I am looking forward to a lot of new adventures and meeting a ton of new people! I love Utah State!

Jones Hall


Kassia Eckman
1st-2nd Floors

Hello! I am currently a senior studying communications and political science. I will be my third year as an RA, and I've loved every minute of it! I love movies and music and all of the art. I'm so excited to meet you guys!!!

Carson Woods
3rd-4th Floors

I love this school because it gives me an opportunity to become a mechanical engineer, something I've aspired to be for many years now. I'm excited to help others feel the same way about being up here.

Morgan Hall


Marlisa Andrus
1st-2nd Floors

I am from the Idaho Falls area. I am a junior majoring in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and preparing to get a Master's in Speech Therapy. I love Utah State University, the great activities on campus, the amazing staff, and the wonderful friends I've made here. I'm excited for the great activities we have planned in the Student Living Center for this school year!

Kylee Behunin
3rd-4th Floors

I am a sophomore here at Utah State! I love it here at Utah State, especially how close it is to canyons where you can rock climb, hike and camp! I am studying Exercise Science, hoping to one day go to Physical Therapy School. I am so excited for a new school year and can't wait to meet new people! 

Rich Hall


Kalie Gilmour
1st-2nd Floors


Paul Consalvo
4th Floor

Utah State University gives me great joy in the community and activities that can be partaken in relatively easily with the beautiful canyon in our very backyard. Aside from outdoor activities, I am also a music fanatic to the point of annoyance for everyone who knows me and love mathematics along with any kind of programming (but I will talk your ear off about please don't let me). I will also give my world away to see our planet maintain it's astounding beauty and to see everyone on it smile - if you're one for community service, that makes two of us and we should definitely make use of that. Hopefully we can have a great year and I am especially excited to see how my residents adapt to college life and find themselves through it.

San Juan Hall


Hannah McDonald
1st-2nd Floors

I'm a journalism major, and I love USU for all of its involvement opportunities and for its croissants (seriously - I've been keeping a personal ranking of the best croissants across the western U.S. and so far USU is winning). I'm excited to be an RA because I know how difficult it can be to adjust to all of the newness of college life. I want to be a resource for anyone who has questions or concerns about how to succeed in the university environment. When I'm not in the residence hall, you might find me running across campus, trying to find people to give me quotes, or visiting all of the on-campus cafes, looking for someplace that sells croissants.

Justyn Hardy
3rd-4th Floors

Surfing, beaches, and sand!

Snow Hall


Rachel Barrus
1st Floor

I love USU. The community is so social and inviting. Campus is beautiful and there is always something to do. I am looking forward to all of the exciting events that USU Housing and Residence Life is putting on throughout the year. Go Aggies!


Ronard Luna
2nd Floor


Morgan Rhoades
3rd Floor

Hey, I'm Mo. I'm a third year student here at USU.I'm an Accounting Major at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. I have a soft spot in my heart for all kinds of literature and speculative fiction. If you can't find me reading a book or web publication, I'll either be out socializing or making some kind of craft. 

Nathon Taylor
4th Floor

Hello everyone! I am currently a Sophomore at Utah State. I am studying Family and Consumer Sciences Education and will graduate with my B.A. in the Spring of 2020. I graduated from Mountain View High School in Wyoming, and chose USU for its amazing atmosphere and beautiful campus! I can't wait for you all to experience it too!

Catie Giraldes
5th Floor

I am a junior at USU studying Secondary English Education with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I am a huge volunteer, especially with Crisis Text Line. Mental health awareness is one of my biggest passions and the reason I developed housing's mental health awareness week last year. If I'm not studying, at Alpha Chi Omega, or playing with my dog Arya, I'm probably playing DnD or League of Legends. I'm excited to get to know you!

Summit Hall


Hallie Taufoou
1st-2nd Floors

I love Utah State! There are opportunities to constantly push out of your comfort zone and find your niche. I look forward to being able to learn and grow from new experiences.

Edward Borenstein
3rd-4th Floors

Hello. I am a senior at USU, majoring in marketing, business administration, and economics, with a minor in international business. I enjoy Utah for the beautiful scenery, fun places to hike, and the amazing friendships that I've made while at the university. I came to USU from the South, namely Alabama. There, I lived most of my childhood as a military brat. I look forward to helping my residents have the most fulfilling experience possible, while at Utah State.

Wasatch Hall


Bradley Collette
1st-2nd Floors

I'm a senior in mechanical engineering. I came to Utah State from Oregon to pursue an emphasis in aerospace. I love the outdoors and Logan makes hiking an easy trip. I play ultimate frisbee on the club team at USU and love to play with anyone.

Gracie Brookes
3rd-4th Floors

I am a sophomore here at USU and I am studying aviation.  I moved here from Wisconsin because I loved the atmosphere of the campus and the fact that almost everyone is down for an adventure. I am looking forward to interacting with everyone in my building and making new friends! I am very grateful for the opportunities that USU has given me and I look forward to sharing those resources with others.

RHA Executive


Rachel Barrus
RHA Administrative Vice President

I am so excited to be working with the Residence Hall Association this year. I love USU. The campus is beautiful and everyone is so eager to get involved. Go Aggies!