Director of housing and residence life
Originally from Everett, Washington, I migrated to New Jersey to escape the
rain and pursue my bachelor’s degree at Seton Hall University. After
serving for four years as a resident assistant, I knew I wanted to
pursue a career in higher education, and I accepted a job in campus
activities at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. There, I received
my M.S.Ed. in student development practice for higher education.
After a year at Stony Brook University and a total of ten years
between New York and New Jersey, I returned to the northwest after
being offered a residence director position here at Saint Martin's.
I am now serving Saint Martin's residents as the director of housing
and residence life.
Heather Nicole Saladino
Heather Nicole is excited to be serving residents at Saint Martin's
University, returning to her hometown of Lacey, Washington after
working in Minnesota. Heather Nicole completed her bachelor's
degree. in sociology at Central Washington University and her M.S.
in college student services administration with a specialization in
leadership development at Oregon State University. Heather Nicole
has served five years as a resident director at the University of
Minnesota, Morris, and the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. Her passions
include teaching and learning, social justice, community
development, gender and leadership, leadership development, and
discovering and developing strengths in college students. Heather
Nicole will be living in and serving the residents of Parsons Hall
and working with the Residential Learning Community, "Oikos". She
enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, and cat Berlioz, Zumba
classes, crafting, cooking and singing. Feel free to stop by and
visit her office in Parsons Hall.
Janie is excited to be at Saint Martin's University! She is originally from Kent, Washington and
received her undergraduate degrees in history and humanities for
teaching from Seattle University. While at
Seattle University, she was immersed in Residence Life through her
resident assistant and housing office assistant positions. Janie
recently completed her Masters of Education in higher education at Loyola
University Chicago where she also served as an assistant resident
director. While at Loyola, Janie also had the opportunity to serve
as an intern in the services for students with disabilities office.
Her passions include interfaith dialogue, working with students with
disabilities, and social justice issues. In her current position,
Janie will be overseeing Spangler, Baran, and Burton residence halls. She will
also be working with the Norcia Leaders Community. In her spare
time, Janie enjoys playing board games, reading comic books, and
running. Janie loves working with students from a variety of backgrounds
and hope to create meaningful experiences for our students.