By Zach Pelletier, Interim Associate Director, Residence Life

MJ Stewart – Warren House Resident Director 

My name is MJ Stewart and I am the Warren House Resident Director and this is my first year at Bryant University. I have my B.S in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- River falls. I have over 3 years of professional higher education experience working within residence life. I previously was employed at Bemidji State University, in Bemidji, Minnesota as a Residence Hall Director for a First-Year hall and an upperclassman apartment building. I also have 4 summer internship experience working at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I am really excited to have joined the Bryant University community because of the changes and innovative ideas being proposed and implemented at the institution. 

Emily Zarych – Bristol House Residence Director 

Hello my name is Emily Zarych and I am the new Bristol House Residence Director. Prior to Bryant I was pursuing a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University. My professional interests involve equity, social justice, Title IX, and academic support in higher education. I grew up in New Jersey and went the Rutgers University- New Brunswick for my undergraduate degree. I came to Bryant because of the opportunity to work in a small tight knit community of high achieving students. I am excited about the future of Bryant! There is so much change and evolution occurring and I feel really lucky to be a part of it and contribute to it.  

Paul Augello – Area Director Lower Village   

My name is Paul Augello. I am the new Area Director for Lower Village. Born and raised on Long Island, NY but I like to consider myself island hopping as I recently moved to Rhode Island to work here at Bryant. A few of my favorite things include bike riding outside on nearby trails, going to the beach and listening to music, particularly country is my favorite. I attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where I was a Resident Assistant. This position inspired me to pursue higher education as I really enjoyed working with college-age students and aiding in their development. I recently received my master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. I am very excited to be at Bryant University working in the Office of Residence Life. There are a lot of changes going on throughout campus and it is exciting to see the evolution of this institution while contributing to its growth and success. Looking forward to getting to know more of you on-campus and please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Zach Pelletier – Interim Associate Director of Residence Life
My name is Zach Pelletier and I’m the Interim Associate Director or Residence Life here at Bryant. I came to the University in July from Emmanuel College, where I served as the Director of Student Center Services & Programs. I’m very excited to be back in residence life, where I worked for five years previous to working in the student center at Emmanuel. I have found the energy at Bryant to be contagious, and I’m excited to work with our esteemed faculty and staff to create a “home away from home” for all of our students. 

I’m very excited to welcome Emily, Paul, and MJ to the Residence Life team. Each of them bring unique attributes, personalities, and skill sets to an already solid team of professionals. The energy and enthusiasm they have shown while working thus far with students at Bryant is something that the department and I personally are very thankful for. I know that they will contribute greatly to the Bryant community and be great support systems and advocates for our students. 

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