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Staff Bios

Brianna Kratz, Aurora Hall Resident Director:

Brianna Kratz

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Brianna graduated in 2012 from Illinois Wesleyan University with her B.A. in English - Writing. As an undergraduate student, Brianna worked within Residence Life and after her graduation from IWU (and the Disney College Program), she worked in Residence Life at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Brianna is passionate about sustainability, building positive relationships, and assisting students achieve their potential. While away from the office, Brianna can be found reading, writing poetry, watching movies, baking, or going on adventures.

Courtney Stuck, Corona Hall Resident Director:

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Courtney graduated from Graceland University with her B.A. in Liberal Studies: Student Development.  Courtney has loved being a House President while at Graceland and has spent a summer working in Omaha as a housing intern for University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Finding new experiences and having real, authentic interpersonal connections with all of her students is beyond important to Courtney.  Her goals are to make a positive impact on her students and to always keep learning.  In her free time, Courtney can be found baking, reading, running, crafting, or loving on animals

Elizabeth Larsen, Regina Hall Resident Director:

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Elle graduated from Saint Saint Ben's in 2015 with a degree in Gender Studies. She is excited to be returning to her Alma mater to work with the next generation of Bennies. While pursuing her B.A. Elle was involved on campus as a Resident Assistant, the PR Coordinator for the Institute for Women's Leadership, and as a CSB Student Senator. Elle is passionate about travel, sustainability, and being a positive LBGT+  ally. Outside of her work she enjoys baking, reading, biking, talking politics, and browsing the Co-op in Downtown Saint Joseph.

Alyssa Teubner, Lottie, Margretta and Brian Hall Area Coordinator:

Alyssa completed her B.A. with a degree in Management Communication from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She earned her Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa. During this time she was an Assistant Hall Coordinator in a large, primarily first year building. Alyssa is passionate about helping students become engaged, incorporating faculty into the residence halls, and helping to build a strong sense of community. Outside of work she can be found running, loves to cook, and loves to watch college football!

Alexandria Staskiewicz, Lottie Hall Resident Director:

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Alex earned her B.A. in International Studies and French from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She loved being a Resident Assistant for over two years at St. Norbert, which led her to continue into the professional field of Student Affairs. Alex studied abroad in Lille, France and is passionate about encouraging Bennies to study abroad, connecting with international students on campus, and helping all students to develop holistically in an increasingly interconnected world. In her free time, she enjoys a good novel, running, yoga, and planning her next trip. She looks forward to making Minnesota her new home and working with sophomore students on campus.

Kelsey Hansen, Campus Apartments & Houses Area Coordinator:

Kelsey graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2011 with her BSN. She then went on to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. While completing her Master's degree, Kelsey worked as a Resident Director at the University of Indianapolis where she worked with first-year students. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, reading and anything athletic.

Alison Zetah, Campus Apartments & Houses Resident Director:

Alison received her B.A. degree in Communication from the College of Saint Benedict. After graduation, Alison worked as a Resident Intern at Saint John's Preparatory school where she had the opportunity to work with students from around the world. She was the Resident Director for Regina Hall for two years before becoming Campus Apartments & Houses Resident Director. While not in the office, Alison enjoys exploring her creativity through art, reading books on female empowerment and participating in events on campus.

Christy Brown, Director of Residential Life:

Christy earned her master's degree at St. Edward's, and completed her B.A. in foreign languages (Russian & German) from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She comes to the College of Saint Benedict after ten years in Austin, Texas at St. Edward's University, where she worked in several positions in Residence Life. Professionally, Christy is passionate about developing students and staff members, bridging students in-class and out-of-class experiences, and promoting opportunities for campus involvement, and global education. Outside of work, Christy is an avid reader, writer, and traveler. She loves trivia, politics, language, and is a diehard sports fan (especially hockey!), despite having no athletic skills herself!

Mary Beth Thompson, Director of Housing:

Mary Beth began her undergraduate education at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, and transferred her junior year to St. Cloud State University. At SCSU she earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Film Studies. Mary Beth finished her M.S. in Counselor Education and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development at St. Cloud State University in May of 2005. When Mary Beth is not at work you can often find her outdoors hiking, biking, canoeing, or fly fishing with her family. Mary Beth is most at peace any point north of the tunnel on HWY 61 heading up the North Shore of Lake Superior. Aside from the outdoors Mary Beth also has a love for music and film of just about any genre.