McMorrow Residential College

McMorrow 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 McMorrow 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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McMorrow Residential College Staff & Faculty


Tyler Benateigha
Residential College Coordinator 
McMorrow, Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential Colleges

Tyler Benateigha is the Residential College Coordinator for McMorrow, 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.



Neelesh Tiruviluamala
Faculty in Residence
McMorrow 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.