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EF Academy Pasadena: Meet our Student Services & Residential Life team

In the fourth part of this introductory series we introduce you to the staff responsible for student services at EF Academy Pasadena!

Sean Rollolazo – Associate Dean of Students

Sean Rollolazo is our Associate Dean of Students who helps creating a caring and inclusive campus community. As a West Coast-er, Mr. Rollolazo grew up in both Seattle, Washington and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. In 2012, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Azusa Pacific University near Pasadena; and in 2014, he earned a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Baylor University in Texas. In his previous role, Mr. Rollolazo was the Assistant Dean of Students for Health and Well-Being at Claremont McKenna College (also near Pasadena) and has additional experience in student success and residential life. He is a brand-new dog-dad, a textbook “foodie”, and a lover of all things music (discovering, singing, dancing). He also loves being around people, particularly students, who encourage him to be authentic and driven.

Gabryelle Harlan – Activities Coordinator

Gabryelle Harlan is our Activities Coordinator at EF Academy Pasadena. She earned a bachelor’s degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University. For eight years, she has worked with students from around the world: From ESL classes to residential life and planning activities. In her free time, she likes to take Pilates classes, throw pottery, watch international tv shows and try new desserts from different cultures!

Quinn Lemmon – Dorm Head

Quinn Lemmon first started working in housing and res life his sophomore year of college when he became a Residential Assistant and continued that path until he graduated with a political science degree in 2019. After college, Mr. Lemmon embraced his love of the outdoors and became an outdoor educator at a facility that ran a residential program. After the pandemic hit, Mr. Lemmon went on to be a special education teacher for his local school system as well as continuing his outdoor education career in the summers. Mr. Lemmon has many, many hobbies and is always looking for more! These hobbies include (but are not limited to) glass blowing, fencing, kombucha brewing, hiking (or anything outdoors), baking, playing D&D/Magic the gathering or any board games, playing video games, or relaxing with a good book/T.V. show. If you have a hobby that you want to do with someone else, Mr. Lemmon is always more than happy to try something new to add to his ever growing rolodex of interests.

 

Meghan Cole – House Parent

Meghan Cole earned a BA in International Studies from Mississippi College in 2020 and is currently pursuing a MS in Higher Education Administration. Ms. Cole began her career at EF Academy New York in 2020 as a Residential Advisor, working closely with Student Services and the Activities Department. She also oversees the New York campus’s Student Mentorship Program. Ms. Cole gained a love for working with students through her various roles at EF Academy and enjoys providing them with the best educational experience possible. She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to transition to EF Academy Pasadena’s brand new campus as a House Parent and part of the founding staff. She is looking forward to getting to know all the new students!

Rain Baker – House Parent

Rain Baker earned a BA in Anthropology from American University and aspires to go back to university to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling. Rain is originally from Putnam County, New York and has worked at both EF Academy New York and the former Washington, D.C. campus in the Residential Life department. At EF Academy Pasadena, Rain is a part of the founding staff as a House Parent. Rain’s hobbies include writing, hiking, yoga, exercising, singing, gardening and photography. Fun facts about Rain: Rain is a twin, an Eagle Scout, and voted the high school superlative: “Always a Friend.”

Danielle Williams – House Parent

Danielle Williams is a California native. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from California State University Dominguez Hills and intends to go back to university to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling. Before joining EF Academy, Ms. Williams was a full-time nanny to two young children and also worked as a CareDriver for HopSkipDrive, which provides reliable and safe transportation to school-aged children. She appreciates that her role at EF Academy gives her a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our Pasadena students. Her hobbies include painting, reading, listening to her vinyl collection, being outdoors, and watching historical dramas. She loves traveling and being around her friends and large extended family.

Aaron Leialoha Lopez – Residential Advisor

Aaron Leialoha Lopez has been involved in educational settings since he was a high school student working as a tutor with elementary students. As an educator, mentor, coordinator, volunteer, and among many other titles, Mr. Lopez feel fortunate to have worked with multiple students of all ages and all over the world because it has exposed him to new ideas and concepts that have helped him to appreciate everything and everyone around him. Moreover, Mr. Lopez also loves learning and exploring beyond the classroom, especially cultural exchanges to offer and gain alternative ways of thinking or perceiving the world. Other activities that he is passionate about are reading, traveling, movies, working out, playing sports, having spontaneous adventures with his friends, EATING (as long as it’s not spicy of course), and many more…

Emeir Sulaiman – Health Center

Emeir Sulaiman (he/him/his) is an alumnus from the EF Academy New York class of 2015. After completing his undergraduate in Public Health Education from SUNY Brockport in 2019, Emeir returned to EF Academy New York as a Resident Advisor and Academic Advisor. His involvement at EF Academy ranged from hosting two campus-wide health education events (Mental Health andAlcohol & Drugs Awareness) to co-coaching the Men’s Varsity Basketball team which won the WIAA 2020 Championship. Recently receiving his Master’s in Public Health at the University at Albany, NY, his experience focused on patient safety/quality and program evaluation of hospitals’ services within the pediatrics department and the minimally invasive surgical center. On his off time, you can find Emeir kayaking, cooking, cycling, or taking his three cats on a walk.

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