Student Staff Spotlight
Why did you want to be an RA?
I want to become an RA to help incoming freshmen adjust to life in college away from home and to be there to help with any problems that might arise.
What do you want to accomplish in creating community on your floor?
I want to accomplish a sense of belonging so my residents know that they have support in our hall if they ever need it and to help my residents build friendships that last longer than the first year of college. Having great friendships makes college much more fun and enjoyable.
What is the greatest thing about being a student leader?
The greatest thing to me is interacting with students on a daily basis and being someone they can go to if they need help or someone to talk to.
What do you think about the Western community?
I think I picked the right school to attend. I am continually amazed and encouraged by how friendly and welcoming everyone is, no matter where you come from or how different you may be.
What is your favorite thing about your room?
My favorite thing about my room is that I have it all to myself. It’s nice, after a long day, to come back to a room of my own and a place where I can unwind peacefully.
What are some unknown secrets of an RA?
An unknown secret that I have come to learn in a short time is that we actually do care about our residents and want them to succeed.
What is one thing about college that scares you the most?
I would have to say the end of college. Graduating is scary to me because even though it is a couple of years off, it will be here in a snap, and then I will be moving on to the next chapter of my life.
According to you, should incoming freshman have a “life plan” in mind?
I think it’s different for every person. It helps to have an idea of what you might want to do, but that can always change.
What is one unknown part of the RA job?
We’re not here just to bust people. We’re here to help students have the best college experience they can.
What are your favorite movies?
I hate it when people ask me this question. I can never decide, but I would have to say that one movie that I never get tired of and love to watch would be Miracle. It’s an absolutely inspiring movie that never gets old.
What do you hope to do after college?
I hope to become a grief counselor. I have experienced the loss of a beloved family member and it has had a hard impact on my life. My hope is that I may use this experience to help others.
What is your favorite food?
Spaghetti. No doubt, hands down my favorite food (especially my mom’s… so delicious!).
What is your favorite part of Western?
I love the smallness. Coming from San Diego I was worried about whether or not this was the right choice for me, but I knew what I wanted and I haven’t regretted it since.
What advice do you have for our students?
My advice would be to take every chance you get to try something new or outside your comfort zone. Life is full of unexpected surprises. Don’t sit on the sidelines and miss them.