Nemirovsky Residential College

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Nemirovsky Residential College has a focus on sustainability. USC’s sustainability community is an interdisciplinary society of students who are dedicated to building awareness around the principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability through green living practices, educational activities, and societal engagement. Members vow to live a lifestyle that attempts to reduce their individual use of natural resources and lessen their impact on the greater earth, while building their own knowledge and leadership capabilities to address the challenges facing our communities across local and global scales.

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Nemirovsky Residential College Staff & Faculty


Tyler Benateigha
Residential College Coordinator 
Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential Colleges

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 Colleges

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.