Hecht Residential College has an array of full time, professional staff that manage the day to day operations of the building. See below to find out about each one.

Area Director - Jenni Spangenberg
Jenni Spangenberg

Welcome to Hecht! My name is Jenni Spangenberg and I am the Area Director for Hecht Residential College. This will be my third year at the University of Miami. I am originally from Minnesota where I grew up on a crop farm outside Lake Crystal. I attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth and Minnesota State University, Mankato where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Master of Arts in Public Administration. My husband and I are proud Minnesota Twins and Vikings fans! I live with my husband, Joel, our dog Kirby and cat Lola. In my free time, I enjoy many of the UM sporting events (football and volleyball in particular), playing sand volleyball and exploring Miami. Go Canes! As the Area Director for the building, I manage the day to day operations; collaborate with the Residential Faculty, Academic and Career Advisor in Residence (V Chunoo), and Office Supervisor; and oversee the Resident Assistants. I also work closely with the Desk Assistants and Academic Fellow staff. In Hecht, we strive to provide all our residents with opportunities to get involved, answer questions and help resolve issues. Our overall goal is to provide you with a great experience in Hecht and the University of Miami! I look forward to another great year in Hecht and the memories to come this year. Oh Yeah! Hecht Yeah!!

Assistant Area Director - Jeremy Bourgoin
Jeremy Bourgoin

Welcome to Hecht and the University of Miami! My name is Jeremy Bourgoin and I am the Assistant Area Director for Hecht Residential College. This is my second year at the U and I have already found I can call this place home and I look forward to being present as you find your sense of community in the university and here in Hecht. My office is located behind the Hecht Front Desk and I will gladly meet with students and appreciate the opportunity to get to know each of you. I assist the Area Director in the daily operations of Hecht as well as work with Hecht's amazing Residential Faculty, Academic and Career Advisor in Residence, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants, and Academic Fellows. We work incredibly hard to develop a comprehensive first year experience program that helps you transition both academically and socially, while providing opportunities to interact with peers, faculty, and staff in engaging and memorable ways!  

I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee and received my Bachelors in Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to UM, I earned my Masters in Higher Education Administration  at Vanderbilt University while working in a first year experience program advising student organizations, planning large-scale campus events, and coordinating new student orientation and welcome week. I am entering my seventh year working in residential education! Welcome to Hecht! Welcome home!

Office Supervisor - Jeanette Remy
Jeanette Remy

Hi, my name is Jeanette Remy, I am the Office Supervisor at Hecht Residential College. This is my second year working at the University of Miami, and I'm very excited to be part of "the U"! I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Marketing and International Business. I was born and raised in Miami and am happy to be raising my 3 children, together with my husband, in this wonderful city. I would like to welcome you to Miami¸ welcome you to the University of Miami, but most of all welcome you to Hecht!