Housing Assignments Team

Supporting to the needs of current and prospective residents.

The Housing Assignments Team assists current and prospective residents, and their families, with navigating the MIT residential system.  Inquiries about housing availability, billing, assignments and housing processes are handled by the Assignment Team, who are an integral part of the department.

Lusi Wang

Assistant Director, Housing Assignments and Technology
Email: lusi@mit.edu
Tel.  (617) 715-2630
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Lusi joined the Housing & Residential Services (HRS) team in May 2021. She works with the Assignments Team to support students through the various housing processes at the Institute. A St. Louis native, Lusi received her MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Florida prior to working at Brandeis University as an Area Coordinator. Outside of work, Lusi can be found eating and exploring New England, or reading on the couch with her black cat, Vader.

Stephen Charles

Assistant Director, Guest and Conference Housing
Email: src@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 253-1485
Pronouns: He/Him/His


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Geri-Lyn Bowen

Assignments Associate
Email: geralou@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 253-5148
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Geri-Lyn, or “Gera”, started her MIT career in 1992 and has supported campus residents for close to thirty years. Gera’s primary responsibilities include administrating all aspects of housing assignments within three graduate residence halls, including the Graduate Tower at Site 4, Tang Hall and Westgate Apartments. She specializes in supporting residents of MIT family housing.  

Outside of the office, Gera can be found spending time with her husband, Andrew, their two children, Declan and Emma, their Chocolate Lab, Puddin’, and their two cats, Paisley and Bentley.  She enjoys the great outdoors, including camping, kayaking, cooking, gardening and being outside in the mountains.

Nicole LeBlanc

Assignments Associate
Email: nleblanc@mit.edu
Tel. (617) 253-5148
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Nicole joined Housing & Residential Services (HRS) in 2018.  Within her current role as an Assignments Associate, Nicole coordinates housing assignments in undergraduate residence halls, as well as two graduate houses (Ashdown House and Edgerton House).   She assists residents with sublicensing, room changes and transfers, as well as navigating the waiting list process.

Outside of the office, Nicole can be found spending time with family and friends, curling up with a good book or finding an adventure.

Caroline Palmer

Assignments Administrator
Email: cdpalmer@mit.edu  
Tel. (617) 253-2811
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Caroline joined Housing & Residential Services in May 2021. Her primary responsibilities include processing documentation, coordinating the department's email ticketing system, and supporting other members of the Housing Assignments Team with housing processes. 

Caroline earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy in Archaeology and is currently working on a Postgraduate Certificate in Museum Studies.  She remains passionate in her pursuit of these subjects in her free time and also loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and skiing.