Residential Life Staff

Meet Our Team

The Residential Life team is comprised of professional staff members who live on campus and care deeply about serving our JU students with excellence! Once living on campus, it is best for students to contact their specific building coordinators.

 

Jenny Boyer

Jenny Boyer

M.Ed.- Director of Residential Life

Office: Village Apartments

Jenny is originally from Florida and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Following her undergraduate work she relocated to Abilene, TX where she worked in Residential Life and completed her Master’s in Higher Education. Jenny joined the JU family in 2019, and she has lived and worked with college students for over a decade! She lives on campus with her partner and son, who very much enjoys the cafeteria.

 

 

Lauren Brucker

Lauren Brucker

M.B.A. - Associate Director of Operations

Office: Village Apartments 

Lauren Brucker is a Double Dolphin, receiving a Bachelor’s then Master’s in Business Administration from JU. She has a long-standing history with the University as she started attending school events while her parents worked at JU in the mid-90s. Her brother and sister-in-law are graduates, her parents both retired from JU, and she even met her husband, Alex, at the University. It’s safe to say that Lauren bleeds green and gold!

 

 

 

First-Year Students

 

Jynna Embich

Jynna Embich

M. Ed. – Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)

Office: Williams Hall & Botts Hall

Jynna Embich completed her Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering and Master’s in College Student Affairs from the University of West Florida. She lives on campus with her wife, kids, and kitties and loves calling JU “Home”! She enjoys playing video games, especially Minecraft and Stardew Valley.

 

Asha Simpson

Asha Simpson

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)

Office: Williams Hall & Botts Hall

Asha, a native of Orangeburg, SC, is currently enrolled in the 4+1 Master of Science in Kinesiology Program. Asha joined the Residential Life Team as a Graduate Assistant in Fall 2021 and transitioned into a Coordinator role in 2022. Asha is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was involved in Student Government and the National Pan-Hellenic Council during her undergraduate time at Jacksonville University. In her down time, Asha enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and getting her nails done!

WILLIAMS HALL

Desk:
9am – 5pm
(904) 256-8989
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7:
(904) 477-5150

BOTTS HALL

Desk:
9am – 5pm
(904) 256-7691
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7:
(904) 832-0100

 

** RA 24/7 numbers are intended to be for Students only. Parents are encouraged to contact Campus Security with after hours concerns.

 

 

Upperclassmen Students

 

Kayleigh Aubin

Kayleigh Aubin

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Office: Oak Hall

Kayleigh graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and is currently completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at JU. She enjoys interactions with others, spending time with her cat, and getting back into reading.

OAK HALL

Desk:
9am – 5pm
(904) 256-7545
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7: 
(904) 305-1220

 


 

Gabe Castro

Gabe Castro

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)

Office: Village Apts & North Hall                                    

Gabriel Castro (Gabe) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated from JU with his Bachelor’s in Sports Business. Gabe served on campus as an undergraduate student in various leadership roles, including Orientation Leader. He began in Residential Life as a Graduate Assistant. Gabe enjoys talking about sports, music, and video games.

 

 

Tamima AmanTamima Aman

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Office: Village Apt & North Hall

Tamima received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville University. She is a current graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Program. She loves anything DIY, photography, and reading!

NORTH HALL

Desk:
9am – 5pm

(904) 256-7788
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7: 
(904) 305-0030     

VILLAGE APARTMENTS

Desk:
9am – 5pm

(904) 256-7538
Afterhours Emergency RA 24/7:
(904) 302-1903

 

** RA 24/7 numbers are intended to be for Students only. Parents are encouraged to contact Campus Security with after hours concerns.

General Questions?

Call 904.256.7538 or Email Housing@ju.edu 


 

Division of Student Affairs Administration

Davis Student Commons – 3rd Floor

Direct:  (904) 256-7067