Meet the Campus Living Staff

Professional Staff Members

Ben Meoz Dr. Benjamin Meoz

bcmeoz@lclark.edu       

503-768-7757
Director of Campus Living
Pronouns he/him/his

Dr. Meoz has spent more than 15 years working professionally with college and university residential programs at both public and private institutions. His work has included learning community design, program assessment, leadership and team building, emergency management, and diversity initiatives. Dr. Meoz recently completed an interdisciplinary doctorate in Psychology, Communication, and Social Work at the University of Washington, and holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Vermont.

 

Jared Kasten, Holmes Hartzfeld, Apartments Area Director

Jared Kasten, MS

503-768-8091
Area Director
Pronouns they/them/theirs
Jared oversees Holmes, Hartzfeld, and the Apartments (HHA).
I am originally from Reedsville, WI; a small village in Northeast Wisconsin. I received my BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I then completed my MS in Higher Education at Syracuse University in Upstate NY. My first professional job was as a Community Director at Arizona State University. And now my countrywide tour has brought me to Portland! I enjoy all things nerdy: sci-fi, fantasy, anime, board games, video games, you name it! Feel free to stop by my office in Holmes if you need anything or just want to talk about something you are passionate about.

Juliane Corpus Juliane Corpus, MA

julianecorpus@lclark.edu

503-768-8600

Area Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Juliane oversees Forest halls.

I grew up in the Bay Area in a small city called El Cerrito in California. I received a BS in Kinesiology and MA in Leadership Development with an emphasis in Higher Education from Chapman University in Southern California. There, I worked with Residence Life & First Year Experience, the Cross-Cultural Center, and Student Government. I’m a huge fan of the outdoors, crocheting, live music (anything from punk to hip hop and more), and watching my favorite “trash” reality t.v. shows. I’m beyond stoked to join the Campus Living team and be a part of the amazing Lewis & Clark College community!

Julia Pacheco-Cole Julia Pacheco- Cole, M.Ed

503-768-8780
Area Director
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Julia oversees Platt-Howard halls. 
I am from the Carolinas (a bit of both SC and NC) and I am excited to see what life is like on the other coast! I earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2017, and an M.Ed from Clemson University in 2021. While at Clemson, I primarily worked in Fraternity and Sorority Life with our National Pan-Hellenic Council (historically Black organizations) and our Multicultural Greek Council. Beyond student affairs, I’ve also held jobs in theatre, marketing, and mental health & wellness. I am looking forward to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at LC and jumping back into residence life with such a creative community! In my free time, you can catch me playing video games, working on my creative business, taking photos, sipping coffee/tea, volunteering with my sorority, and hanging out with my partner and our two cats & snake (Muffin, Boba, and Henry).

Blaze Kissell Blaze Kissell, MS

503-768-8361
Area Director
Pronouns: They/Them and He/Him
Blaze oversees Copeland Hall
Originally from Ohio, I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami I received my BA in Psychology and Sociology, MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and worked with their residence life office, center for student diversity and inclusion, and student activities office. Having always lived in Ohio, I am very excited to now be in the PNW and with the Campus Living team at Lewis & Clark! Some of my personal hobbies include vacation planning, traveling, hiking, painting, and board gaming. Feel free to stop by and say hello, or try to decide which of my 100+ games you’d like to play together when I have some free time.
Bredan Brunner

Brendan Brunner, MA

bbrunner@lclark.edu

503-768-8930

Area Director
Pronouns: he/him/they/them
Brendan oversees Stewart, Odell, and Akin (SOA) halls

I’m originally from Tacoma, Washington and love the vast scenery and rainy day vibes the PNW is known for. I graduated with my BS in Chemistry from Saint Martin’s University and my MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Portland. Previously, I also worked for Washington State University’s Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. I’m passionate about incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into student development and the student experience. In my free time, you can catch me discovering beautiful new coffee shops around Portland, running, hiking, backpacking, or enjoying the (no so) occasional Netflix binge.

Malavika Arun Malavika Arun, BA ’19

malavikaarun@lclark.edu
503-768-8181
Graduate Area Director
Pronouns: she/her/they/them
Malavika is the graduate assistant in the Campus Living office.

I’m originally from a small town in southern India and moved to the US for college after completing the United World Colleges program. I graduated from the Lewis & Clark College in 2019 with a double major in psychology and theatre and am pursuing my MA in Student Affairs Administration from the graduate school. I have a background in in residential mental health and am passionate about its intersections with education. I love coffee, watching tv shows, theatre, music and everything cat related. I can be found hanging out with my cat and catching up on my fav tv shows. I’m very excited to be back at LC and to be part of the Campus Living community.

 

Franchesca Spann Franchesca Spann, BA ’20

franchescaspann@lclark.edu  

503-768-7183
Campus Living Daily Operations and Director of New Student Orientation
Pronouns: she/her/hers 

I’m originally from Simi Valley, California but now call Portland home. I received my BA in Psychology from Lewis & Clark and minored in art and art history. I spend my free time hand throwing pots, cooking, and crocheting. During my time at L&C, I lived in Howard Hall, Odell Hall, Holmes Hall, and West Apartment. 

Bailey Titus Bailey Titus, BA

503-768-7123
Administrative Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her/they/them

 

I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and I will always consider Portland my true home. I received my BA in History at Seattle University with a minor in Medieval Studies, focusing mostly on women’s and queer studies. My favorite spots in Oregon are Cannon Beach and The Gorge, but within Portland, you will most likely find me at one of the amazing used bookstores! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our two cats, as well watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.