Welcome to Warren Residential Life

The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00 pm.

The Residential Life Office oversees all aspects of the Warren Residential Life Community, including but not limited to administrative functions such as: student conduct, room change requests, contract release requests, mailboxes distribution, campus resource referrals, and acting as the primary liaison to Housing/Dining Administration.

In addition, the office also provides community and student leadership development, overseeing our paraprofessional student employees, managing the Student Activity Center, mentoring several campus organizations, and sponsoring various student programs.

Meet the Professional Staff

  • Director of Residence Life

    Director of Residence Life

    Dana Pysz, Ed.D.

    I am starting my first year working here at UCSD in Warren Residential Life. I grew up in Dana Point, CA (about 50 miles north of here) and previously worked at UCLA prior to moving to San Diego. I received my Bachelors in English at Humboldt State, Masters in Communication Studies at Texas Tech University, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership at UCLA. I live on campus in a staff apartment in Goldberg Hall, and I can’t be more excited to be working here! 

  • Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Cesar Figueroa, Ed.D.

    Dr. Cesar Figueroa has worked at four UC Campuses: UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz and now UC San Diego. Received B.A. from UC Irvine, M.Ed. University of Maryland-College Park, Advanced Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA Extension, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership at UCSD.

  • Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Jennifer Klage Amerine

    Jennifer graduated from UC San Diego, Warren College (Go Tritons!) and received her M.Ed. from San Diego State University (Go Aztecs!).  Jennifer was born and raised in central California and was a first generation college student. She enjoys spending quality time with her daughter (going to the beach, parks, local theme parks, etc.).  

  • Fiscal and Facilities Coordinator

    Fiscal and Facilities Coordinator

    Bertha A. Miranda, M.A.

     I am a Warren alumna and received my BA in Spanish Literature at UCSD and Masters in Educational Leadership at SDSU. I manage the Student Activity Center (SAC), reservations for any of our facilities, co-advise our community programs, assist RAs with programming, and I have a great fascination for Sanrio products. 

  • Housing Administrative Assistant

    Housing Administrative Assistant

    Adriana Campuzano

    Adriana provides assistance to staff and students in the Residential Life Office. Adriana is a native San Diegan. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences. She had the pleasure to work with J. Kevin Wood when she began working at Warren Residential Life. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, quilting and Kakuro.

Meet the Student Staff

  • Resident Assistants (RA's)

    Resident Assistants are undergraduate students who have undergone a rigorous selection and training process. They live in the Warren Residential Complex and work with residents to develop a sense of community, facilitate open and sensitive communication among apartment/suite mates, and organize social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities. RAs are involved with many college and campus-wide activities and are great sources of information. They also are responsible for reminding residents to abide by the rules and regulations while residing in the residential complex.

  • Community Coordinators (CC's)

    Community Coordinators work closely with Resident Assistants to assist in community building throughout the Warren Residential Complex. Community Coordinators assist in the management of 7-10 Resident Assistants, mentor Resident Assistants in community programming and roommate mediation, and assist in disciplinary confrontations.

  • Community Development Intern (CDI)

    The Community Development Intern (CDI) works specifically with CleRHCs, Warren College’s Residential Hall Council. The CDI is the CleRHCs Chair and assists with the development of student leaders within this organization. The CDI also works closely with the Warren Residential Life Professional Staff and the Community Coordinators to help the Resident Assistants in their programming efforts.

  • Programing Intern (PI)

    The Warren Residential Life Programming Intern works with the Programming Assistants (PA's). The main function of the PI is to develop a community throughout the Warren Complex. The PI assists in the training of the PA's and works closely with the Res Life professional team. 

  • Programming Assistants (PA's)

    The Programming Assistants (PA) are paid undergraduate students who work under the direction of the Warren Residential Life Office.  The PA’s primarily report to the supervising Assistant Director of Residence Life and receive work direction from the Programming Intern.  The primary role of the PA is to create programs/events that will foster community development within the Warren Community involvement.  

  • Office Assistants (OA's)

    The Office Assistants (OA) are paid undergraduate students who work in the Warren Residential Life Office at the front desk.  The primary role is to attend to the day-to-day business of a front desk including but not limited to: answering phone calls, responding to emails, assisting students with lockouts, etc.