Residential Education and Living Staff

The Office of Residential Education and Living is located in Warnshuis House. Though Student Health Services is located upstairs, please come to our office through the rear entrance/stairway. We look forward to seeing you.

Sara Rothenberg, Director of Student Life, Connecticut College

Sara Rothenberger
Director of Residential Education and Living

Sara has 13 years of fulltime experience at various colleges and came to Connecticut College because she believes in its mission and values. Sara is directly responsible for the oversight of the department and supervises the rest of the professional staff team. Sara has her B.A. in psychology from Westminster College and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently finishing her dissertation toward her Ph.D. in Human Development.

Marie Lalor
Assistant Director of Residential Education and Living
Area Coordinator: The Village, Windham and Lazrus

Marie worked as student staff in Residence Life at Keene State College where she obtained her B.S. in Biology. After working for 1 year at Landmark College, Marie attended The College of William and Mary, where she worked in the Dean of Students Office while pursuing her Master's in Higher Education Administration.  Marie joined the CC-REAL team in 2009 as an Area Coordinator. Currently, Marie is responsible for first-year student housing, break housing, specialty housing, accommodative housing, the housing lottery and room changes, in addition to the general operations of our office.  

Frida Rodriguez
Area Coordinator, North Campus - Earth House, 360 Apartments, Morrisson, Hamilton, Lambdin, Park, Wright and Johnson Houses; South Campus - JA, Freeman

Frida received a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Grinnell College in 2010 where she worked at the office of Intercultural Affairs and served as a House Coordinator. Upon her graduation, Frida pursued her Master's in Higher and Post-Secondary Education Administration from Columbia University Teachers College which she received in May 2011. Frida currently serves Connecticut College as the North Campus AC.  Additionally, Frida serves as an Auntie to underrepresented females through the S.H.E. Program and as a host family to international students on campus.


 Meghan Thompson, area coordinator, Connecticut College

Meghan Thompson
Area Coordinator, Central Campus - Katharine Blunt, Larrabee, Smith, Burdick, Branford, Plant and Blackstone Houses; South Campus - Harkness, Knowlton

Meghan received her B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2009, and pursued her Master's of Education in Counseling from Providence College in 2011. Meghan is very excited to be part of the REAL team at Conn, serving as an Area Coordinator for Central Campus. In her down time, she can be found spending time with her pooch, Lucy!

Edna Miskell
Administrative Assistant

REAL Contact Information:




The Office of Residential Education & Living (REAL)
Located in Warnshuis 
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196