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Gustavo Orellana

Residential College Coordinator
McCarthy Honors Residential College


Master’s Degree, Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, USC Rossier School of Education
Bachelor’s Degree, Chicano/a Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bio + Fun Facts:
Gustavo Orellana is the Residential College Coordinator for the McCarthy Honors Residential College. He was born and raised in Northern California. Gustavo received a B.A. in Chicano/a Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Masters in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the Rossier School of Education here at USC. Gustavo was a graduate assistant in Residential Education for two years before joining the department full time in 2018. Through the previous professional experiences as an Assistant Resident Director at UCSB and a Resident Director at the Academy of Art University, Gustavo developed a passion in working with high caliber, passionate and dedicated students and cherishes the new challenges that each day brings in working with college aged students. Some of his passions outside of work include exploring different parts of Los Angeles (especially through food), sporting events, and all things Bay Area!