Meet Our Staff

Meet the Residence Life staff at Emmanuel College, Boston.


Residence Life Staff - Sarah BenzieSusan K. Benzie        Director of Residence Life and Housing
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Susan immigrated to Massachusetts over twenty five years ago. Susan graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2002. She completed her Master of Science in management from Emmanuel College in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Susan was an Assistant Director/Resident Director for Loretto Hall at Emmanuel College. She then proceeded to work as an Academic Advisor for Emmanuel's Graduate + Professional Programs. Susan returned to Residence Life as the Director in 2009.


Luciana Jean MaryLuciana Jean Mary      Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing  

Luciana is a Boston native that attended a local Boston Public High School.  She earned her Bachelor degree in Management from Curry College and her Master's degree in Leadership with a specialized focus on Higher Education from Northeastern University.  Luciana has over a decade of experience in Higher Education from Admissions to Residence Life.  Luciana loves being outdoors biking, hiking or going on walks through the city.   


Residence Life Staff - Alissa LynchAlissa Lynch          Assistant Director/Residence Director - Julie Hall
Alissa is from a small town in Connecticut. She did her undergraduate work at Saint Anselm College, earning her B.A. in political science. She then worked at Saint Francis University in the Residence Life Department and also received her master's in educational leadership there. Alissa is very happy to be back in New England. She enjoys shopping, cooking, reading and being with family and friends in her free time. Feel free to stop in her office in Julie Hall to say hello!


Michael Buonocore       Assistant Director/Residence Director
Michael is originally from Connecticut. He did his undergraduate work at Endicott College earning his B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Michael then attended Salem State University where he worked with their Career Services Office while he received his Master's in in Higher Education in Student Affairs. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, going hiking, and cooking. If you see Michael around campus, be sure to say "Hello!"


Mark DaRochaMark DaRocha           Assistant Director/Residence Director

Mark is one of the Assistant Directors of Residence Life & Resident Director of St. Joseph Hall. Mark completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts Lowell; graduating with a B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Prior to joining Emmanuel Mark served as a Resident Director at Regis College. While most of Mark's work in higher education has been in Residence Life, Mark has also served as an Academic Advisor/Mentor at UMass. He follows a student-first philosophy when conducting his work. Mark is a born and raised Bostonian. His hobbies and interests include spending time with family, drawing, poetry, games (board/video games), playing and watching sports, and television/movies.

Bobby Haskell - Assistant Resident Director/Professional on Call

Mike Ryan - Professional on Call

Ruben Rodrigues - Professional on Call