Meet the Staff

We are here to help make USF your new home.

The Student Housing Staff is committed to providing the support you need to make your transition to on-campus living successful. If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact us at the email addresses listed below.

Looking for our residence hall/building staff directory? Visit the Office of Community Living website.

Torry Brouillard-Bruce

Torry Brouillard-Bruce - Senior Director of Student Housing

Email: tbrouillard@usfca.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Responsibilities:

  • Overall department leadership

B.A.Ed in Elementary Education, Eastern Washington University 

M.Ed. Adult in Higher Education, Montana State University

Deidre Smith - Associate Director, Operations and Facilities

Deidre Smith

Email: smithd@usfca.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Responsibilities:

  • Residence Hall Facilities Liaison
  • Oversight of Residence Hall Front Desk Operations 
  • Summer Conference (Guest) Housing

Education: BA & MA, University of San Francisco

CANDACE TORREY - ASSOCIATE Director for HOUSING ADMINISTRATION 

Candace Torrey

Email: ctorrey@usfca.edu 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Education: MA, Higher Education Leadership, University of San Diego

BA, Communication Studies, University of San Diego

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the housing and billing software StarRez
  • Manages all aspects of occupancy management 
  • Oversees the assignments team

Nicole Garcia - Senior Housing Assignments Coordinator 

Nicole Garcia

Email: cngarcia@usfca.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 

Responsibilities:

  • Housing assignments, cancellations, and room changes
  • Meal plan assignments, cancellations, and inquiries 
  • Housing Assignments and meal plans for summer school

Education: BA, Business, University of San Francisco

mario gonzalez - Housing Assignments Coordinator 

Mario Gonzalez

Email: mario.gonzalez@usfca.edu

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Responsibilities:

  • Housing assignments, cancellations, and room changes
  • Meal plan assignments, cancellations, and inquiries 
  • Housing Assignments and meal plans for summer school

Education: MA, Organization and Leadership, University of San Francisco

BA, Language Studies and Education, University of California, Santa Cruz

Kenyada Brandford - MANAGER OF FRONT DESK AND SERVICE OPERATIONS

Kenyada Brandford

Email: kfbrandford@usfca.edu

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Favorite Snack: Hershey’s Kisses

Perfect Saturday: Catching up on sleep and then making my way to one of my favorite brunch places.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean Series

Gabriela Ruelas - RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER (ROM)

Gabriela Ruelas

Email: glanayaruelas@dons.usfca.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Ella 

Favorite snack: Almonds and Veggie Chips 

Perfect Saturday: It can go one of two ways: spending time alone, cleaning, going for a walk and reading at the park or exploring new places with friends. 

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Favorite Movie: At the moment Black Widow