Warren Towers

Warren Towers has a blog and a flickr account.

Rea Kyani

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Warren Towers
p. 617-353-3932

reaOriginally from the Sunshine State, I attended Florida State University where I earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management, Finance, and Marketing. I later moved up to Boston to attend Northeastern University, where I earned a Master’s in College Student Development and counseling. I also served as an intern in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Student Activities & Leadership office where I helped plan and facilitate conferences and retreats focusing on leadership development. I next joined the Boston University Residence Life team in 2015 as Residence Hall Director of Shields Tower. Now, I serve as Assistant Director for Residence Life at Warren Towers. When not serving Boston University Residence Life, I act as an Instructor for both the FY101 series and the FY103: Identity, Inclusion and Social Action series. You can also find me biking around Boston, discovering new places to eat, read, and relax. If you’d like suggestions of what to discover around town, feel free to reach out!


Tessa Gobbo

Residence Hall Director, Fairfield (A) Tower
p. 617-353-3932

TessaI am proudly from Chesterfield, New Hampshire, I grew up there with my parents and twin brother. Both my brother and I attended Northfield Mount Hermon High School in Western Massachusetts. I fell in love with the sport of rowing at Northfield Mount Hermon which guided me to Brown University where I rowed and received my B.A. in Sociology. I rowed for several years with the USA National team after graduating. When I finished rowing I completed an AmeriCorps year of service, but I knew my passion was in higher education, which is how I ended up as a part of Boston University’s Residence Life team.  When I am not working I enjoy podcasts, exercising and watching television or movies.

Karen Chaney

Residence Hall Director, Marshall (B) Tower
p. 617-353-3932


  1. Born and raised in New York. However, my family is from New Orleans and traveling between the two place is part of my identity. I attended New York University for my undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology. Post-undergraduate studies I worked for College Advising Corps for about two years. I worked with high school students in a high need community serving as their college advisor. My work as a college advisor gave me the director to pursue a Master’s at Boston University. I earned a Master’s of Education in Policy, Planning, and Administration with a focus in Higher Education Administration. My graduate studies led me to work in Residence Life at Boston University, where I work as the Residence Hall Director for Marshall Tower. In addition, to working with students I enjoy walking around Boston. One of my favorite places in Boston is a cafe and a bookstore. Furthermore, I enjoy going to commons with a good book in hand.


Residence Hall Director, Shields (C) Tower