Sara Rothenberger

Sara Rothenberger

Assistant Dean for Residential Education and Living

Sara began her career in higher education in 1998 worked at several small colleges before coming to Connecticut College in 2012. She came to Connecticut College because she believes in its mission and values — most specifically its focus on equity and inclusion. Sara is responsible for overseeing the department and directly supervises the professional staff team. Sara has her bachelor's in psychology from Westminster College, a master's in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in human development with an emphasis in higher education administration. She lives on campus with her family.

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Caitlin Kay

Assistant Director - North Campus: Hamilton, Johnson, Lambdin, Morrisson, Park, Wright, Branford, Burdick, Katharine Blunt, Larrabee, and Smith

Caitlin Kay obtained her bachelor's degree in History with a focus in LGBT History in 2012 at Rhode Island College where she got started in Residence Life. In 2014 she earned her master's degree in higher education from Walden University and worked at New Hampshire Institute of Art as a Resident Director. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership in 2022 from Walden University. In her time off, she loves to hang with her cat Toulouse as well as practice yoga, travel the world, and do any number of crafts!

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Brittney Ortiz

Assistant Director - South Campus: Blackstone, Knowlton, Plant, Harkness, Windham, Lazrus, Freeman, Jane Addams, Abbey, Earth/360 Apartments, River Ridge Apartments, Winchester Road Apartments, and Manwaring

Brittney Ortiz obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. She worked in residential life as an assistant residence hall director at the University of Connecticut as she completed her master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2022. While pursuing her master's degree she also completed practicums in an accessibility office and the dean of students office. In her free time, you can find Brittney pursuing her favorite hobbies of homemade cooking, creating art, hanging out with her partner, and walking her dog.