Meet Current and Former Resident Assistants

Meet Current and Former Resident Assistants

Meet Current and Former Resident AssistantsMeet Current and Former Resident Assistants

"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?" Lin-Manuel Miranda


Resident Assistants are paraprofessional student leaders who create community within the residence halls across colleges and universities around the world. They strive to create a safe, welcoming, and clean environment for students, family, and friends. Additionally, these students serve as role models, peer counselors, advocates for their residents’ needs, enforce policy, and host programs. The job title and responsibilities change slightly from school to school, but the primary goal is to provide a space where residential students can grow academically, personally, and professionally.

I have been supervising resident assistants since Fall 2017. Over the past few years, I establish the Core 5 – five things I want resident assistants to accomplish during their time in this position:

  1. Get to know all of their residents individually; and let residents get to know the you (RAs).
  2. Create a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and supportive living experience that fosters belonging and wellness for all members of the community.
  3. Take care of yourself. Set boundaries with their residents. You (RAs) are also students!
  4. Create a supportive relationship with your supervisor and know that I am here for you.
  5. Communicate often and up. Let me know when things happen. I can only help you if you let me know.

As a result of everyone’s residential experience, I want all students (RAs included) to become proud alumni who are active and engaged members of society.

This website aims to highlight the amazing resident assistants I had the opportunity to work with and/or supervise. When I meet residents, I often ask them: “Who is your RA?” And I love when they know the answer and share how their RA has impacted their experience in college.

Also, this blog is an opportunity for you to reach out to them and network. I hope you enjoy reading and learning about these amazing people!

Resident Assistant is an umbrella term for what can be also known as community assistant, community manager, resident mentor, peer residential advisor, community advisor, collegiate fellow, or senior resident.

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About Me

I am a student affairs professional who provides a high-ethic of care for students in colleges and universities. My work would not exist without students and this website gives me the opportunity to highlight some students leaders who I have had the honor to work with, were my mentees, or became my colleagues. ​

I currently work at New York University as a Residence Hall Assistant Director (RHAD) in Goddard Hall. As an RHAD, I am responsible for leading the charge of student and community development in the Residence Halls.