Professional Staff

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Kevin Forti
Director of Residence Life

Kevin holds B.S.and B.A. Degrees from Western New England University and an M.Ed. from Springfield College. He has worked in Residence Life for over 15 years and has been at RISD since 2014. He provides departmental oversight and focus on planning and development, budgeting and resource management, goal setting, and cross functional strategic alignment.

Contact Kevin at kforti@risd.edu or (401) 454-6651 
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Kevin or anyone on the staff with ideas for improving our residence halls and houses, our residential experience, or any general concepts related to housing and dining plans.

 

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Senior Associate Director for Residence Education

Contact Anu (see below) for community concerns, ideas for programming, questions about gender inclusive housing, or staff selection process.

 

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Anu Meschisen
Associate Director for Housing Operations

Anu was born in Bombay, India where she lived for a majority of her childhood. She completed her bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education from Providence College in 2010.  Anu began working at RISD in 2014 to make student housing processes more efficient and streamlined. Anu enjoys traveling, cleaning, gardening, and snuggling with her two cats.

Contact Anu at ameschis@risd.edu or (401) 709-8404
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Anu for questions regarding student room selection, billing, summer housing, and room changes.

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Carly Tryens
Department Coordinator

Carly is from Pennsylvania by way of New York where she received her degrees in Apparel Design and Illustration from The Fashion Institue of Technology. After a brief stint curating, she taught Maritime studies at Kingsborough College in Brooklyn before moving to New England in 2015 to sail professionally in Newport, RI. Carly is excited to be back in the arts community and enjoys supporting and working with young artists. When not at RISD, Carly enjoys yoga, thrifting, horseback riding and summer days in Newport.

Contact Carly at ctryens@risd.edu or (401) 277-4967
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Carly for general questions about Residence Life, work-study opportunities,  parking permits, guest housing, off campus housing, leave of absence and medical accommodations.

 

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Area Coordinator for First Year Housing

Alex was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, where she enjoyed the rolling hills of the Ozarks. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri. Her passions in life coincide with her career at RISD, involving art and education. In her spare time, Alex loves to travel, tour museums, read and spend time with her cat, Shelly.

Contact Alex at abryan@risd.edu or 401-454-6652
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St

Contact Alex about: ideas to enhance the community experience in the First Year Area, RA/AIR feedback, RISD Navigate questions, room changes, roommate conflicts, Student Staff application processes, and Pre-College Summer Staff positions.

 

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Britt Locklin
Resident Director, First Year Housing

Britt is a native New Englander, having grown up in Central Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Salem State University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Rhode Island. In her undergraduate studies, Britt worked as an RA and SRA in first and second year communities. She is passionate about helping students from all backgrounds find their voice, and thrive as leaders and global citizens. Britt enjoys dancing, baking, shopping at flea markets, and exploring the city with her dog, Coco.

Contact Britt at blocklin@risd.edu or             (401) 709-8431
Office Location: ResLife Main Office at 30 Waterman St.

Contact Britt for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes or conflicts in the first year area, and programming ideas.

 

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Stephen Green
Area Coordinator for Hill Houses & Apartments

Stephen is a born and raised Hoosier, and is excited to call Rhode Island home. He holds a B.S. in new media communication with a concentration in graphic design from Indiana University Kokomo and an M.S. in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University. In his spare time, Stephen loves traveling, looking at airplanes, listening to podcasts, and annoying his cat Laurel.

Contact Stephen at sgreen05@risd.edu or (401) 454-6715
Office Location: Colonial Apartments, Office C03

Contact Stephen for programming ideas, roommate conflicts, general housing questions, internet and cable at Charles Landing, room changes, facilities issues, student staff training and selection, social justice and inclusion and other ways to be involved at RISD.

 

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Alexis Lopez                                              Resident Director for Hill Houses

 

Alexis grew up in Miami, Florida. She has worked in different parts of the world and strives to create culturally diverse communities through patience, compassion and respect. She believes that a strong supportive community is built on open communication and equity.

Contact Alexis at alopez01@risd.edu or (401) 427-3441
Office Location: Colonial Apartments, Office C03

Contact Alexis for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes, conflicts in the Hill House area,  and programming ideas.

 

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Caley Logsdon
Area Coordinator for 15 West

Originally from Kentucky, Caley joined the RISD Residence Life team in 2017 as the Area Coordinator of 15 West.  Caley holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Popular Cultural Studies from Western Kentucky University as well as a master’s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Caley most recently joined us from Arizona State University – Tempe, where she worked professionally in University Housing with Barrett, the Honors College.  Outside of work, you’ll usually find Caley hanging upside down on the aerial silks or trapeze, trying out new restaurants around Providence, enjoying WaterFire, or reading a good book.  Caley is excited to be a part of the RISD community and looks forward to advancing social justice and inclusion as well as artist mindfulness and well-being in her time here.

Contact Caley at clogsdon@risd.edu or (401) 427-6914
Office Location: 15 West, First Floor RM 129

Contact Caley for 15 West specifics, room changes, roommate conflicts, facilities concerns, new building initiatives or ideas, student staff selection, and interest in programming in mental health.

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Kyle Penrod
Resident Director for 15 West

Kyle currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island in Health Care Administration.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s in the same field. During his undergraduate studies, he served     as an RA in two dynamically different communities.  And, as a coordinator at the Student Union, Kyle also gained experience planning and facilitating programs on a campus wide scale.

Contact Kyle at kpenrod@risd.edu or (410)709-8658
Office Location: 15 West, First Floor RM 129

Contact Kyle for general housing questions, resources at RISD and in Providence, room changes or roommate conflicts, and with ideas for community programming and for the 15 West Newsletter “The Vault”.

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