Resident Advisors

Meet our RAs!

Destinee Aponte

Destinee Aponte

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Biological Psychology

What you look forward to as an RA:Being an RA for a new hall!

Fun Fact: I can unwrap a Starburst without my hands

 

Sean Brueggeman

Sean Brueggeman

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Economics/Mathematics

What you look forward to as an RA: I really look forward to helping my residents and all of the other students!

Fun Fact: I have hiked multiple sections of the Appalachian Trail

 

Hannah Coker

Class Year: Third Year

AOC: Chemistry

What you look forward to as an RA: I am so excited to help out the community and to meet all of the incoming first years!

Fun Fact: I was born in Sydney, Australia and have dual citizenship.

 

Adrianna Diaz

Adrianna Diaz

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Sociology

What you look forward to as an RA: I am looking forward to getting to know the new staff and my new residents and making new friendships and connections!

Fun Fact: I have a long white hair on my back that grows several inches long, falls out, and comes back.

 

Tess Geier

Tess Geier

Class Year: Third Year

AOC: Humanities

What you look forward to as an RA: I am looking forward to getting close to my fellow staff members during training and meeting my new residents

Fun Fact: I am related to Washington Irving.

 

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

Class Year: Third Year

AOC: Psychology

What you look forward to as an RA: I’m really looking forward to becoming a resource to the student body and especially my residents, and the subsequent connection to the community that being an RA will grant me.

Fun Fact: I love dancing and I’m training myself in disco and break dance in my room with the door locked.

 

Jenny Gonzalez

Jenny Gonzalez

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Latin American Studies/Anthropology

What you look forward to as an RA: I am looking forwards to helping the first years in whichever way they need it, but mostly, I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

 

 

Chelsea Hoyt

Chelsea Hoyt

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Chemistry/Biology

What you look forward to as an RA: The comradery of the RA staff.

Fun Fact: I have a giant schnauzer and a scarlet macaw, and I genuinely believe they’re plotting to destroy me.

 

Miles Iton

Miles Iton

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Philosophy/Classics

What you look forward to as an RA: I’m really looking forward to helping out the new first years once they come in during orientation week; hopefully I can be a good first impression of NCF for some. Also very hyped to throw some cool RA events.

Fun Fact: I’m ridiculously flat-footed. Nine times out of ten you’ll catch me walking with my feet pointing outwards enough to trip the unfortunate soul walking beside me (so please know I did not do this on purpose when this inevitable happens this semester).

Rachael Murphy

Rachael Murphy

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Undecided

What you look forward to as an RA: Getting to know my residents.

Fun Fact: I ran my first 5k this summer.

 

Alexis Pujol

Alexis Pujol

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: English

What you look forward to as an RA:Meeting new students and helping them adjust to life at New College.

Fun Fact: I wrote a film that was accepted in to the Las Vegas Cinefest.

 

Caitlyn Ralph

Caitlyn Ralph

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Computer Science

What you look forward to as an RA: Making sure residents feel safe and happy in their living environment.

Fun Fact: My kitten is really fat, and his name is Orion.

 

Wilmarie Rios Jamie

Wilmarie Rios Jamie

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Sociology/ Gender Studies

What you look forward to as an RA: I always look forward to making connections with my new residents.

Fun Fact: Lived with the Zapatistas in Mexico/ Climbed the second highest mountain in the mainland U.S.

 

Maria Simmerling

Maria Simmerling

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Natural Science

What you look forward to as an RA: I am looking forward to getting to know my residents, throwing cool programs for them, and being helpful to adjusting first years to campus life.

Fun Fact: I have been skydiving.

 

Kaylie Stokes

Kaylie Stokes

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Social Sciences (History, Anthropology, Political Science)

What you look forward to as an RA: Meeting and getting to know my new residents and working together as a staff to build/maintain a positive healthy community for students to thrive and grow in. Also free food during training!

Fun Fact: I have three citizenships (U.S., English, German).

 

Olivia Talton

Olivia Talton

Class Year: Third Year

AOC: Biology

What you look forward to as an RA: Working with first years and integrating them into the New College community.

Fun Fact: I have three tattoos.

 

Olivia Van Housen

Olivia Van Housen

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: General Studies

What you look forward to as an RA: I am looking forward to helping college life go as smoothly as possible for all students.

Fun Fact: I really like music.

 

Samuel Weldon

Samuel Weldon

Class Year: Fourth Year

AOC: Biology/Chemistry

What you look forward to as an RA:Meeting my new residents in the Wellness LLC.

Fun Fact: I like building computers.

 

Kirsten Wood

Kirsten Wood

Class Year: Second Year

AOC: Pre-Med

What you look forward to as an RA:Reaching out and creating a safe, fun, comfortable community space for my residents.

Fun Fact: I’m an Air Force brat, and I’ve never lived in the same place for more than four years.