Professsional staff

Sara Rothenberger

Director of Residential Education and Living

Sara began working full-time in residence life in 2000 and came to Connecticut College because she believes in its mission and values. She is directly responsible for the oversight of the department and supervises the rest of the professional staff team. Sara has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Westminster College, a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in human development with an emphasis in higher education administration from Marywood University.

Marie Lalor

Assistant Director of Residential Education and Living

Marie worked as student staff in residence life at Keene State College where she obtained her bachelor's degree in biology. After working for one year at Landmark College, Marie attended The College of William and Mary, where she worked in the dean of students office while pursuing her master's degree in higher education administration. Marie joined the REAL team in 2009 as an area coordinator. Currently, Marie is responsible for first-year student housing, break housing, specialty housing, accommodative housing, the housing lottery and room changes, in addition to the general operations of our office.

Frida Rodriguez

Area Coordinator: Morrisson, Hamilton, Lambdin, Park, Wright and Johnson Houses

Frida received a bachelor's degree in sociology and Spanish from Grinnell College in 2010, where she worked at the office of intercultural affairs and served as a house coordinator. Frida earned a master's degree in higher and post-secondary education administration from Columbia University Teachers College in 2011. In addition to serving as an area coordinator, Frida serves as an "auntie" to underrepresented women through the S.H.E. Program and as a host to international students on campus.

Kelsey Gamble

Area Coordinator: Jane Addams, Freeman, Harkness, and Knowlton Houses; Village: Lazrus House, Earth House, 360 Apartments, Abbey House, Winchester Houses & Apartments, 191 Apartments, and River Ridge Apartments

Kelsey received her bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College in 2012, where she studied Spanish and music. She received her master's of education in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech in 2014, while serving as an assistant residential learning coordinator. Kelsey is delighted to be back in her native New England as an area coordinator. When not working, she enjoys sewing, crafting, Nordic skiing and spending time with her cat, Popcorn.

Meghan Thompson

Area Coordinator: Katharine Blunt, Larrabee, Smith, Burdick, Branford, Plant, Blackstone and Windham Houses

Meghan received her bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in 2009, and earned a master's of education in counseling from Providence College in 2011. Meghan is very excited to be part of the REAL team at Conn, serving as an area coordinator. In her down time, she can be found spending time with her pooch, Lucy.