Upper Bay State Road

Paul Hughes

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Upper Bay State Road
p. 617-358-3100

I have been a member of the Residence Life team at BU since 2005. My service has included time at Myles Standish Hall (pre-renovation), Warren Towers, and currently in the Upper Bay State Road neighborhood. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of graduate and undergraduates, traveled on more than a dozen ASB trips, worked/lived on campus through a global pandemic, and celebrated with students at every commencement ceremony since 2006. I hope you enjoy your BU journey as much as I’m enjoying mine.

Beza Begosew

Area Director, Bay State Road Residences
p. 617-353-3872
I was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to the United States with my family at a young age. I grew up in and around Stone Mountain, GA and attended Chamblee Charter High School where I was in the Magnet program. After high school, I came to Boston University as part of Posse 5 (AKA the OG best Posse) where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. After my undergraduate experiences, I spent 2 years in medical school, before making a pivot in my career goals. Despite throwing away all my winter gear and vowing to never live near snow again when I graduated from BU, my heart and the universe have led me back to Commonwealth Ave. I served as a program coordinator for the Health Science program at Sargent College and the experiences I had working with students led me to pursue a work in student affairs and residence life. When I’m not in the Residence Life office, I spend my time hanging out with my partner and our fur-child, Miki, mentoring the amazing Posse 14, refurbishing furniture, coloring and crocheting. I am happy meeting and supporting students throughout their time at BU, so don’t hesitate to reach out or stop by the Towers’ office to say hi!

Beza oversees the following buildings:(167-169, 171, 173, 175, 176-178-Classics, 177, 179-Education, 180, 181, 182, 184-186, 188-190, 191-Harriet E. Richards Cooperative, 193- Fisk House, 192, 194, 195-197, 196, 198, 199, 200-202-Trustee Scholars, 201, 203, 204, 205-Sargent College, 206, 207-Music, 208, 209, 210-212, 214) Bay State Rd.

Laura Damon

Residence Hall Director, The Towers
p. 617-353-3872

I’m a born & raised Michigander from the city of Grand Rapids, with a deep love of summer days spent at Lake Michigan. I studied International Development, and African Studies at Michigan State University, where I also worked as a Resident Assistant for 2 years. After graduation, I worked 4 years as a caseworker in immigrant and refugee resettlement services, primarily supporting Congolese refugees. From 2017-2019, my partner and I lived overseas – trekking, volunteering, and backpacking across 20 countries – spending the majority of our time in New Zealand, Kenya, and Nepal. While volunteering with an educational nonprofit in Kathmandu, I recognized my passion in assisting students in their educational pursuits and personal growth through higher education. I then returned to the U.S. and worked as a Student Success Specialist at Calvin University (in Michigan) for 3 years, where I focused on supporting first-year students and international students. In that role, I also acted as an academic counselor and instructed courses on academic skills and strategies for success in college. I recently obtained an MBA Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and also serve on the Board of Directors of ANSWER-Nepal, the same organization I volunteered with in Kathmandu.

I joined the BU community here in August 2022 and love exploring my new city and meeting with the wonderful student population here. When I’m not in the Towers office, I am likely with my husband (a current BU grad student), watching (and re-watching) my favorite sitcoms, reading, hiking, or listening to Florence and the Machine.

My doors are open to you – Please come say hi to me in the Res Life office at Towers!

Laura oversees the following building: (140- The Towers) Bay State Rd.

Open Position

Area Director, 575 Commonwealth Avenue Residences
p. 617-358-3100

This position oversees the following buildings: (575, 625, 627-629) Commonwealth Ave. (153, 157-Limited Parietal, 158-160-Common Ground, 159, 161-Management, 162-164, 163-WISE-UP, 166-168-College of General Studies, 172) Bay State Rd.