Cyndie Morozumi, Director
Cyndie has worked in student affairs in California colleges and universities for 34 years, 27 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 adult children, Connor 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.
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.
Faculty in Residence
Glen Brassington | Academic and Career Exploration
Dr. Brassington is a professor of psychology at Sonoma State University and a licensed clinical, health, and performance psychologist. His teaching, research, and consulting focus on the application of psychological theory and research to promote health, enhance performance, and foster innovation in biotechnology. He takes every possible opportunity to learn about people, cultures, and languages from around the world. He loves playing sports and enjoying nature with his Mexican wife and 9 year old son.
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 a third year Area Coordinator for Sauvignon Village East, Tramaine works to enhance the residential student experience by overseeing a portion of the Themed Communities, which include Academic Achievement, Expressive Arts, Leadership & Service, and U-Engage. Outside of work, he enjoys a variety of music, football, and television. Tramaine always looks forward to meeting and engaging with students and encourages them to take the Seawolf Commitment. His office is located in the Colombard building which is home to Gender Inclusive Living . 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 Abigail Escatel but I go by Aby. I have 7 years of experience in Residential Life Student Housing at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). I hold a bachelor's degree in Sociology, and minor in Gender Women's Studies. As well as, a master's degree in School Counseling with a focus in Clinical Counseling and a PPS credential. My BA, MS, and PPS are from CSUN. I'm originally from Southern CA, specifically Pasadena, CA .During my free time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, Aztec dancing, and being an advocate for educational programs through forms of expression like hip-hop and poetry. I'm excited to be a member of the Seawolf family and provide ongoing support to the University faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Autumn Combs is the Assistant Community Coordinator for Beaujolais East. She is a Sonoma State Alumna and is extremely passionate about Higher Education and the student experience. She believes college is a unique and special time in a person’s life so she thrives to build a community where students feel comfortable enough to truly develop themselves. Autumn’s experience experience includes 3 years as a Community Services advisor, 4 years of Village Council experience, 3 years of National Residential Hall Honorary involvement, and 2.5 years of experience in Greek life. She is very passionate about community service, social justice and inclusivity, expressive arts, and programming! Happiness, fun, laughter, and hard work are some of her core values and she tries to live life to the fullest every single day! Autumn is grateful and excited for the opportunity to work at such an amazing university and an even better department!
Linnea Huomo | Cabernet Village
Hello everyone! My name is Linnea Huomo and I am very excited to be joining the Sonoma State Residential Life staff this year! I am the Assistant Community Coordinator for Cabernet Village. I grew up nearby in Santa Rosa, and recently completed my B.A in English at Willamette University in Salem, OR. My next goal is to continue my education by pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education.
My background includes serving as a Community Mentor for Willamette’s Housing and Community Life department for two years as well as working as the Editor and Coordinator for Willamette’s Green Dot Do More Blog; a program that aims to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence nationwide. I am extremely excited to utilize the skills, knowledge, and passion I have gained from these positions and apply them to my new role here at Sonoma State. I will be working and living in one of SSU’s themed first year Wellness communities, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to partake in creating a healthy, connected, and involved community.
When I’m not at work I love to read poetry, travel, write, hike, spend time with friends and family, paint, and do karaoke. I am looking forward to meeting incoming and returning Seawolves!
Hello Seawolves! My name is Ramy Abbady and I am the Assistant Community Coordinator (ACC) in Verdot Village, working with the Adventure Living program. I grew up on Long Island, in New York and attended Vassar College in upstate New York where I majored in Education with a minor in Physics. I am currently in my first year as a graduate student at the University of San Francisco in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program.
I have experience in residential programming and community development. During my undergrad at Vassar, I was heavily involved in student government and in multicultural student organizations. I am passionate about social justice in education and look forward to working to create inclusive and just communities at Sonoma State. In my free time, I enjoy fitness, cooking, and spending time with friends.