Resident Assistant Staff Profiles

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Aguedo DeLosSantosAguedo DeLosSantos
Resident Assistant

What is the most rewarding part of the position?
The most rewarding part of the position has been watching the freshmen morph and change from High school students to young adults. They all had this fantasy of what college would be like, watching them morph into responsible students who allocate their time uniquely and form bonds with others on the floor was great to be a part of. (read more of Aguedo's profile)

 

 

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Allison SmithAllison Smith
Resident Assistant

 

Was the job what you expected?

So far the job has been above and beyond what I expected. I have made more great connections than I ever thought I could. I absolutely love making bulletin boards and having socials. I did not expect that I would be such a resource for my residents... I love that they can come and talk to me about anything!

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Fern Lima

Fern Lima
Resident Assistant

 

Why did you apply to be an RA? 
Coming to UNH, I knew I wanted to make a positive impact on the community, but I wasn’t entirely sure how I could do that. As a Freshman, I noticed that one of the most important roles in student life is the role that RAs play. They aren’t just your biggest resource to the rest of campus, but they are friendly reminders that it’s okay to get out of your comfort zone, get to know the people on your floor and in your building, and have a little fun along the way. (read more of Fern's profile)

 

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Sid Nigham

Siddharth Nigam (Sid)
Resident Assistant

 

What has been the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge according to me is the time management. There is a lot of stuff that you have to do for the job and it can take a lot of time, so learning how to manage that time is essential. The learning curve is huge but the ResLife staff is so good in terms of helping new RAs adjust to it. The returners also played a key part in my dorm in helping the new RAs, so a huge thank you to them (Adri, Becca and Mitch) with their tips to stay on top of our work. (read more of Sid's profile)

 

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mike mignanelli

Mike Mignanelli
Resident Assistant

 

What piece of advice do you have for people thinking about applying?
If you’re interested in doing the job make sure you’re willing to put in the time and effort necessary to build and maintain a floor community. Sometimes as an RA you have to step out of your comfort zone but it ends up being a very rewarding experience. There is no scheduled amount of time for being an RA; it’s an ongoing learning experience. (read more of Mike's profile)

 

 

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Kristen Williams

Kristen Williams
Resident Assistant

 

What is the most rewarding part of the position?

I think that the most rewarding part is watching my residents go through the transitions in life that occur in the college years.  Also watching my residents grow to be the people that they are today and knowing that I have helped them during their transition and growth is a fantastic feeling. (read more of Kristen's profile)