Samuel Byrd

Resident Director, Unit 3 (Norton, Spens-Black) | 510-643-2622


Hello! My name is Sam and I oversee Norton, Spens-Black, and the UNITY House Theme Program. I received my B.S in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University, M.Ed in College Counseling & Student Development from NC State University, and am working on a Master’s in Theology: Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion.  Prior to Cal, I became a Nationally Certified Counselor; was an RD and LGBT Life Counselor at NC State; taught courses on multicultural humility, social justice and leadership; and advised several student groups/service trips.  Outside of work, I am a character illusionist, human rights activist, swimmer, and brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.