Residential Community Director

Residential Community Directors (RCDs) directly supervise the Resident Assistants within their building and are responsible for life within the Residential Commons. RCDs work closely with campus partners, within RLSH and across the University, to make sure the building and community are maintained. RCDs are wonderful resources and can help guide and direct students through any situation or issue.



Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee

Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University and Master of Science in Education from Baylor University.

Interests:  I'm interested in outdoors and physical activities (running, bouldering, dancing, sports, and more). I love reading, especially about history, historical fiction, Sci-Fi, and theology. I'm also an avid gamer, be that board games, card games, or video games. 

Fun Fact: My first pet was an orange cow named Curly Joe.

I am excited: To be getting settled in the Dallas, SMU, and MoMac communities with Aleida. I'm also excited to start my first full-time job!

Aleida Gomez


Hometown: San Antonio, Texas.

Education: I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Second Language Studies, and Spanish from Vanderbilt University ('16) and just recently finished my Master of Education in Secondary Education and Foreign Language from The University of Notre Dame ('18).

Interests: I love going Salsa dancing, swing dancing, and exercising to fun Zumba classes.  I also enjoy making and eating Mexican cuisine- my specialty is tostadas. I enjoy running, reading, and rock climbing and have recently begun listening to podcasts that help me stay in touch with current events and to learn more about my Catholic faith. I am also considering starting a blog. Stay tuned to see if that ends up happening!

Fun Fact: I'm the only person in my immediate family with a middle name- Michelle!

I am excited: I am most excited to be getting married this summer (06.30.18)! Nick and I have been long distance for two long years and I'm looking forward to  our life together and having him as my "forever roommate".