Professsional staff

Sara Rothenberger

Assistant Dean for Residential Education and Living

Sara began her career in higher education in 1998 worked at several small colleges before coming to Connecticut College in 2012. She came to Connecticut College because she believes in its mission and values — most specifically its focus on equity and inclusion. Sara is responsible for overseeing the department and directly supervises the professional staff team. Sara has her bachelor's in psychology from Westminster College, a master's in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in human development with an emphasis in higher education administration. She lives on campus with her partner Jared and their dog Laynie.

Marie Lalor


Marie worked as student staff in residence life at Keene State College where she obtained her bachelor's in biology. After working at another college to support students with disabilities, Marie attended The College of William and Mary where she worked in the Dean of Students Office while pursuing her master's of education in higher education administration. Marie joined the REAL team in 2009 as an area coordinator. Currently, as the associate director, Marie is responsible for the housing lottery, first-year student housing, room changes, break housing, specialty housing and accommodative housing. She also oversees student staff selection and training, Fresh Check Day, Camelympics, and the general operations of the REAL office. Marie lives on campus with her partner Adam, their two children Owen and Gavin, and their dog Brody.

Caitlin Kay

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

Caitlin Kay obtained her bachelor's degree in history with a focus in LGBT history in 2012 at Rhode Island College, where she was a resident assistant. In 2014 she earned her master's degree in higher education from Walden University and worked at the New Hampshire Institute of Art as a resident director. She currently attends Walden University working towards her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. In her time off, she loves to play with her cat Toulouse as well as making cosplay and work on jigsaw puzzles!

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.

Anthony Turon

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

Anthony graduated in 2014 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor's in philosophy. Anthony then moved to Ohio to earn his master's in higher education administration and student personnel, which he completed in 2016. Happy to be back home in the tri-state area, Anthony grew up in New Jersey. He feels extremely lucky to have found a job here at Connecticut College that allows him to not only work in Residential Education and Living as the Area Coordinator for Central but also allows him to work with the Orientation program. When not at work, Anthony enjoys playing video games and is only slightly addicted to fantasy sports.