Richardson Hall Residential Support Team Officers

Khalia BarkerKhalia Barker - College Head

Born and raised in the North East of Victoria, Khalia moved to Richardson Hall and Monash in 2007 to complete a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology at Clayton, before completing her Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) at the Peninsula Campus. 2021 brings Khalia to a total of 15 years at Richardson Hall where she has fulfilled all leadership roles including Resident Advisor, Residential Support Assistant and Deputy College Head before becoming the College Head in mid 2015.

Khalia currently teaches full time at a nearby primary school, is part of the Ally Network and is a Mental Health First Aid Ambassador who also regularly presents Mental Health First Aid as an accredited instructor. She enjoys reading, volunteering, going for walks with her dog Samson, has a passion for travel and a does little bit of art and craft every now and then.

Having been a resident, Khalia understands how living on campus can improve the student experience and enjoys assisting and guiding student leaders and residents to reach their full potential. She enjoys working with the Richardson Residential Support Team to build and maintain a community that is both vibrant and social, rewarding and a comfortable home away from home.

Jess Pimm - College Head Photograph of Jess, Roberts Hall College Head

Jess grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and moved to Clyde North with her husband Steve in 2013. Jess and Steve have two daughters named Lacie and Mila. Lacie arrived 2 days before Christmas in 2016 and Mila was born on Labour day in 2019.

Jess has been working at Monash University Clayton for over 10 years, during that time she has managed to complete a diploma of Animal Technology at Box Hill Institute, a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) at Deakin University and her Certificate in Personal Training with the Australian Institute of Fitness.

Jess joined the Monash Residential Services Team midway through 2013 in the front office at Clayton and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys being active, often taking part in fun runs, plays basketball and enjoys walking with friends. A great personal achievement of hers was completing the Oxfam trail walk in 2014 (100km in 48 hours), quite a challenge!

Sheldon Castelino - Deputy College HeadSheldon CastelinoSheldon Castelino

Sheldon (he/him) moved to Melbourne to pursue a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance and has been previously involved in the student and resident community at Monash through volunteering, as Resident Advisor at Normanby House and then as the Residential Support Assistant at Howitt Hall. Sheldon has joined Richardson Hall this year as the Deputy College Head and can’t wait to meet all the amazing students that call Richo home.

Sheldon looks forward to the opportunity of being part of the herd, engaging in the fun, inclusive and vibrant community at Richardson Hall.

Apart from community building, Sheldon’s interests include history, travel, long walks and a good story. Always up for a chat, he is always around to offer help, guidance and support.

Jasmine Mead - Residential Support AssistantPhotograph of Jasmine, Roberts Hall RSA

Jasmine (pronouns: she/her/hers) is an International Relations graduate from Warragul who moved to Monash in 2018 in the second year of her degree. She loves being around people, volunteering with UN Youth, and is always happy to have a chat even if she has a job application due that night. Jasmine has multiple passions ranging from hiking to theatre and has never shied away from taking up challenges and opportunities, especially for travel.

Jasmine has lived on campus for two years at Deakin Hall and is looking forward to her second year as the Residential Support Assistant in 2021. She is excited to work with student leaders within the hall to help cultivate a positive and inclusive community. She is keen to support new residents’ transition to university life and living independently and ensure they enjoy their time living on campus.