Why did you apply to be an RA?
I applied to be an RA for the opportunity to be a leader within my residence hall and also a peer mentor. After my first year at Vanderbilt, I felt equipped to help the new incoming class succeed in and outside of my residence hall.
How has being an RA changed your experience at Vanderbilt?
My experience as an RA has helped me grow as a leader, a student, and community agent. All of the programming and talks I’ve had with my residents developed my leadership skills and taught me how to be an effective agent of community, who is always focused on making the community better and more inclusive.
What are the best things about working in your area of campus?
Highland Quad has multiple types of living styles from suites to living learning houses. The diversity of residence halls brings an excitement to my work. I can take part of events held by the Mayfield Council and be a resource for the residents of Chaffin apartments at the same time.
Why do you think others should apply to be an RA?
The resident adviser position is a job of great responsibility but by far the most rewarding work and leadership experience you can get on campus.