Tyler Benateigha


Residential College Coordinator
McCarthy Honors Residential College

Email: benateig@usc.edu

Phone: 213.764.7912

Master’s Degree, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Connecticut
Bachelor’s Degree, History, Colorado State University

Bio + Fun Facts:
Tyler grew up in Longmont, Colorado and studied History at Colorado State University before earning his master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut. Originally on the path to become a Social Studies middle school teacher, Tyler discovered his passion for working with college students after serving as a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, and Peer Mentor during his undergraduate career. He aims to create belonging among students, and empower them to pursue their passions. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his partner and dog, playing volleyball and video games, watching anime, dancing, and weaving a pun or two into as many things as possible. Tyler makes a tasty guacamole, and was Time’s Person of the Year in 2006.