School Life
Boarding School Experience

Resident Faculty

Our resident faculty are educational professionals whose primary responsibility is living and working in the residence halls, ensuring you receive the highest level of care and support.

Our dedicated and diverse team plays a key role in guiding you through Emma’s academic and social lives, providing personalized support, and giving positive encouragement every single day. As the “parents away from home,” they partner with parents in an effort to guide you through your Emma journey.

They also work closely with each other and our student leaders on each hall lead a boarding curriculum through hall teas and events to foster bonding, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and to address community living topics such as culture shock, conflict mediation, diversity, and life skills. 

Proctors are seniors who are chosen by the Director of Student Life and proctor advisors to lead, support, inspire, and guide the student body throughout the academic year. There are fifteen boarding proctors (one on each of our dormitory halls) and five day student proctors, all of whom undergo extensive training at the beginning of their senior year. From decorating their halls and day student lockers to interpreting and supporting school policies, proctors are an omnipresent force at Emma. Each boarding proctor works closely with her residential team, where she provides student feedback and helps establish appropriate support systems for the students on her hall. Day student proctors work closely with the Director of Student Life to ensure that day student needs receive appropriate attention and support.

Resident Faculty

List of 11 members.

  • Jennifer Ulicnik 

    Resident Faculty Department Chair
    North Adams State College - BA
  • Evangeline Delgado 

    Resident Faculty, Ready Center Coordinator
    Barnard College - BA
  • Stacey Dodd 

    Resident Faculty
    SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - BS
  • Jasmine Genji 

    Resident Faculty
    Hope College - BA
    St. Michael's College - MA
  • Gemma Halfi 

    Resident Faculty, Service Learning and Community Engagement Coordinator
    Sage Graduate School - MS
    Douglas College - BA
  • Catherine Knauss 

    Resident Faculty
    University of St. Andrews (UK) - MA
  • Charis Kotfila 

    Resident Faculty
    Messiah College
    Excelsior College - BS
  • Abigail McOsker 

    Resident Faculty
    Colby College - BA
  • Melissa Salmon 

    Resident Faculty
    Newark State College - BS
  • Lindsey Stapleton 

    Resident Faculty
    College of Saint Rose - BS
  • Katharine Wilson 

    Resident Faculty
    Rochester Institute of Technology - BFA (Fine Arts)
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