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.

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

VACANT - ASSOCIATE Director for Service Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the residence hall front desk staff
  • Summer conference (guest) housing

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 FOR 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

Residential Office Managers (ROMs)

Gabriela Ruelas

Gabriela Ruelas

Email: glanayaruelas@dons.usfca.edu

Communities: Gillson, Hayes Healy, and Pedro Arrupe

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

Dan Perez-Sornia

Dan Perez-Sornia

Email: djperezsornia@dons.usfca.edu

Communities: Toler, Fromm, and Lone Mountain North

  • Pronouns - They/Them
  • Favorite Snack - Fresh cantaloupe or Oreos - cookie > cream, no discussion.
  • Perfect Saturday - Sleeping in, going to a late brunch somewhere new, and spending time with friends in any capacity online or in person.
  • Hometown - Pittsburg, CA
  • Favorite Movie - Spirited Away, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

Julissa Guerrero

Julissa Guerrero

Email: jguerrero5@dons.usfca.edu

Communities: Lone Mountain East and Loyola Village

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Favorite Snack: Roasted peanuts, kettle/popcorn, and french fries

Perfect Saturday: A perfect Saturday would include getting brunch and going on an adventure with my good friends. The company filled with love, laughter and adventurous spirits is what makes the day perfect.

Hometown: Colton, CA

Favorite Movie: Anything Disney or Pixar in general, but recently Frozen 2 has been a big favorite.