Residential Life MSW Interns

Residential Life MSW Interns

Binghamton Residential Life now offers case management services right in our communities. Our staff of interns from the University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program are here to help our residents with life on campus, supporting their transition to young adulthood by providing assistance with social, behavioral, emotional and academic concerns.

MSW Interns help by:

  • Meeting with students in distress or in need of assistance
  • Assisting residents with resolving roommate or interpersonal conflicts
  • Conducting wellness checks on residents with history of self-harm, crisis transports and/or other mental health concerns
  • Making AOD referrals for students experiencing alcohol or other substance abuse
  • Connecting students with other resources available on campus
  • Working with student staff in the residence halls to effectively use casework approach

Meet our interns:

Sam Kipp

Sam Kipp

CIW Cayuga 105

  • Tuesdays noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sam is a second year student in Binghamton's MSW program, working as an intern in the Central Office of Residential Life. She is also a Graduate Assistant for the Mental Health Outreach Peer Education Program (MHOPE), as well as for the 20:1 Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program during the summers here at BU.

Devona Paul

Devona Paul
Cayuga 607-777-7456
Appalachian 607-777-7659


  • CIW Cayuga 110, Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Mountainview Appalachian 101E, Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Devona is in her third year of the dual MSW/MPA program here at Binghamton. She is 1 of 3 floating MSW Interns and is serving the west multi-area this year. Devona also works for Campus Recreation within the Intramural Sports Department. As a former collegiate athlete herself, Devona aspires to work in higher education in student support/counseling services for student athletes. Her areas of interest include suicide prevention, mental health, professional education, leadership development and her weaknesses include crème brûlée, bunnies and catchy 80's pop tunes.

Nicole Mallett

Nicole Mallett

CIW Cayuga 111

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3 to 8 p.m.

Nicole is a second year student with a human development BS from Binghamton University. She is also a Hospitalist Site Coordinator for a physician's company (sound physicians).

Matt Francois

Matt Francois


CIW Cayuga 107

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1 to 6 p.m.

Matt is a second-year student in Binghamton's MSW program. Graduating from Elmira College in 2018, he holds degrees in sociology, psychology, and anthropology. In his first-year internship, he gained experience working with students in elementary, middle, and high school settings.

Liz Dierenfield

Liz Dierenfield


  • Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Liz is a third-year MSW/MPA student. She has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and seniors, as well as in prevention and education. 

Kaitlyn Annal

Kaitlyn Annal

Old Digman G31

  • Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kaitlyn is a second-year MSW student. She graduated from Binghamton University as an undergraduate with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law. She has experience working with at-risk youth in an educational setting. Her areas of interest include social justice and mental health.

Caitlin Westfall

Caitlin Westfall

Hinman RC264

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Caitlin is a second-year student at Binghamton's MSW program. She has experience working in perinatal and pediatric inpatient medical social work. Caitlin also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Syracuse University.

Mar Santos

Mar Santos


Mountainview Appalachian 101E

  • Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mar is a second-year MSW student in Binghamton University's MSW program. Mar graduated from Binghamton University in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Human Development. They have been involved in the Binghamton campus community through their work as a Resident Assistant in Dickinson Community and walk chair of the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide awareness. Mar also has experience with providing individual and group counseling to elementary school students and peer support to LGBTQ+ youth.

Joe Evangelisti 

Joe Evangelisti


Newing C4-120

  • Mondays and Tuesdays 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Joe is a second year MSW student with an undergraduate degree in Human Development from Binghamton and former RA. Joe works on campus in the office of Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs and has a passion for mental health advocacy, loves coffee, egg rolls, and gorillas.

Jesse Natishak

Jesse Natishak


Newing C4-121

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2 to 7 p.m.

Jesse is a Binghamton native and is a 2nd year MSW student at Binghamton University. Jesse has experience working with active substance users, with a strong emphasis on harm reduction. Two virtues that Jesse is very passionate about in life are equity and service; and is a strong advocate for the pursuit of self-efficacy. In her spare time, Jesse teaches yoga and is very involved in her local recovery community. Jesse is unsure at this time of the direction she plans to head in after graduation, but looks forward to learning from res life students at Binghamton.

Katie Monahan

Katie Monahan

Apartments Hillside Commons 107

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays 1 to 6 p.m.

Katie is a second-year student in Binghamton's MSW program. She graduated from Binghamton University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and English. She has previous internship experience working in the substance use and mental health fields.