Priam Residential College

Priam Residential College Priam Residential College has a focus on Innovation & Design and aspires to support the interests and passions of students in the areas of technology, science, and design. This community will encourage the pursuit of solutions to global challenges through creativity, innovation, and novelty. The Priam Residential College  welcomes all students, across academic disciplines, to connect and create opportunities to transcend their academics and bring ideas to life.

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Residential College Staff & Faculty


Morgan VinsonMorgan Vinson
Residential College Coordinator 
Priam Residential College

Morgan Vinson is from the East Bay Area in Northern California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her bachelor’s in sociology with a minor in Italian studies. After graduating, she worked for two years as an assistant resident director at UCSB in first-year communities, and further developed her passion for advising, conduct, and social justice and diversity work. Vinson earned her master’s in student affairs administration from UCLA. Her research interests are based around a deep understanding of hegemonic masculinity and how it affects higher education and the development of women of color. While at UCLA, she worked in the Dean of Students Office with assessments, surveys, and case files. In her free time, Vinson enjoys making music, cooking, Core Power Yoga, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She speaks Italian near-fluently, and she considers herself a feminist.


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Neelesh Tiruviluamala
Faculty in Residence
Priam Residential College

Neelesh Tiruviluamala (Neel) completed his PhD in the area of partial differential equations at UCLA in 2012 under the supervision of James Ralston. He is currently also interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning and he regularly works with undergraduates on research projects and independent studies. Tiruviluamala believes that interesting and important ideas are best fostered through conversation and collaboration. He wants residents to encourage one another to speak freely, passionately, and openly about the topics that excite them. Tiruviluamala also hopes that residents will feel comfortable approaching him to ask him about his research, to share a joke or a riddle, to provide suggestions for games or other group activities, or to just say hi.