Bohnett Residential College

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The Bohnett Residential College is a community built around a core ideal of social action through entrepreneurship. In collaboration with faculty, staff, and social entrepreneurs within the Los Angeles community and beyond, students will engage with and seek innovative solutions for a broad range of social issues such as homelessness, gun violence, diversity & inclusion, college access, and many other pressing social justice concerns facing the world today. Through speaker series, small group seminars, professional and community collaborations, and the support of the Bohnett community investment fund, students will be given entrepreneurial skills and tools to innovate new concepts and technologies to address today’s most significant social challenges.


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Residential College Staff & Faculty



Tyler Benateigha
Residential College Coordinator 
Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential College

Tyler Benateigha is the Residential College Coordinator for Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential Colleges .  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.  Tyler has a passion for working in Residential Education and helping create communities where residents feel they belong and can be successful.  In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his partner and his dog, both of whom live with him at USC!  Tyler’s  favorite sport to play is volleyball, but also digs football and ultimate frisbee.  He enjoys many TV series including Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Sense 8, Parks and Rec, and more!  His other passions include puns, pizza, guacamole (one of the few things he is good at making), secret handshakes, dancing, reading, and video games.




Broderick Leaks
Faculty in Residence
Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential College

Dr. Broderk Leaks is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in addition to his role as the Assistant Director/Training Director for Student Counseling Services at the USC Engemann Student Health Center.  Broderick provides psychotherapy to the student population at USC, in addition to providing training and supervision to doctoral psychology trainees. He facilitates a weekly Diversity Dialogues seminar that aims to create a space for the trainees to explore their own cultural identity and its impact on their clinical work. Broderick also teaches a USC freshman seminar course, Foundations at Self, that explores identity development, leadership, and cultural analysis with an emphasis on the African American male experience. In addition, he was the former Student Counseling Services’ liaison for the USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) and previously served as a liaison and supervisor for the USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) Peer Mentor Program. He received his BA in psychology from Baylor University, a MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology.