Meet the Resident Assistants

North Hall
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Ezekiel Towner
Major: Computer Science
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I am currently a senior so I feel I have grown and matured during my time at Lewis University. I want to take that experience and be a mentor to students that are younger than me, so i thought being an RA will provide me the opportunity to interact with more students and guide them throughout college in a positive way. Whether it is being there for students emotionally or just simply spreading my knowledge and being an honest friend towards them.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I can be any fictional character I would be T'challa The King and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda in Black Panther. Not only he is exceptionally athletic, a skilled fighter, and the chief of a wealthy nation that has technology years ahead of the rest of the world. He is a scientist, he has a PhD in physics, he's an inventor, and his characteristics closely resemble myself because I too am both athletic and very smart.



Bailey Ferris
Major: Special Education
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a resident assistant in order to become a resource for the students living on campus and create a positive living environment.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could become a fictional character, I would love to be anyone from the harry potter franchise because I have loved that fictional world since I was little.



Jessica Sheppard
Major: Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
To encourage others on their journey at Lewis University and to help create a happy and healthy campus community.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau from Criminal Minds. JJ has a heart of gold, and uses her empathetic and sensitive nature to her advantage when it comes to working with both victims and unsubs. Plus, she is an epically talented criminal profiler that collars bad guys, and makes the world a better place!



Sita Patel
Major: Foreign Language Instruction
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant to make living on campus memorable. I love helping others and getting to know new people!

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I would be the Cat in the Hat. Cat in the Hat always knows how to have fun despite the circumstances and allows for creativity and much more! He's also always in a positive mindset, which I am always in!



Connor Frank
Major: Aviation Fligh Management
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I want to be the very best. Like no one ever was.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I had the option, I would be Beast Boy from Teen Titans. He can shape shift into any animal, so I would become a Stegosaurus, my favorite dinosaur, and walk around campus like that for a while.



Founders Hall
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Robert Malek
Major: Finance Major
Year: Junior 

Why did you become an RA?
I became an RA to be a role model and to build a community amongst my residents.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I would be Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad because he is very smart, witty, and thinks outside of the box when necessary.



Matthew Carroll
Major: Mathematics/Secondary Education
Year: Sophomore

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant so that I could impact incoming freshmen the same way I was impacted by my RA's. The transition from high school to college is a scary one, but I hope to create a welcoming environment that allows the freshmen to have an exciting and memorable first year of college.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character I would be Andy Bernard from The Office because he is unintentionally hilarious, is a great musician, and wears the most colorful pairs of pants I've ever seen.



Anna Delegatto
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because I wanted to make an impact on other students' lives. I love helping people and by being a Resident Assistant I am able to lend a hand and ear to residents who might need some help. I also want to help make campus a great community to be a part of and make campus a second home for students.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Jess Day from New Girl because just like her I am always singing and have a bubbly personality. I like to see the good in people and am always trying to help just like Jess does.



Sheil Hall
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Julia Schaefer
Major: Marketing and Business admission major
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to be an RA because I wanted to be more involved on campus, and I love meeting new people. I also wanted to be a person that people can come to if they are having a rough day and needed some motivation!

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I'm Dory. I am always forgetting things. Besides the really important stuff. She also has a positive outlook on life, and I try to keep that in mine too. Always just remember to keep swimming!



Itzel Santos
Major: Nursing
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I want to be a Resident Assistant because as a freshman my RA's and RLC made my transition to college much more fun and created an environment that I considered my second home. I'd like to make a difference even if it's small for someone coming into college for the first time just as my Res Life family did with me.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character I would be Ralph Dibny from The Flash, because that way I can transform into the Iron-Man and Spider man. I couldn’t pick between those two, they're both pretty awesome superheroes.



Zebulun Freeman-Wlaker
Major: Aviation and Aerospace Technology
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because I want to help students become leaders in the community. I also wanted to help create a fun and safe atmosphere within the residence halls.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Alex "Hitch" Hitchens from the movie Hitch because he is seen to be very helpful to those who seek his assistant. Also because he gets to date the beautiful actress Eva Mendes in the movie.



South Hall
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Joseph Ancel
Major: Elementary & Middle School Education
Year: Sophomore

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become an RA because I enjoy helping people as well as making an impact on others while building a fun and safe community and family on campus, which are all necessities for my future as a teacher.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Buddy the Elf because I am obsessed with anything and everything that has to do with Christmas and I always try to have a positive outlook about things, also syrup goes with everything.



Mackenzie Juricic
Major: Nursing
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I became an RA because after creating a great bond with my RAs my freshman year I wanted to make a positive and remarkable impact on student's experience at Lewis just like my RAs did. I wanted to share my passion for Lewis by creating comfortable and memorable atmospheres in the residence halls.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character it would be Winnie the Pooh because he is such a sweetheart and always finds the bright side in life. Plus, he just roams around helping others while eating 'hunny' all day and who wouldn't want to do that?



De La Salle Hall
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John Kegaly
Major: Computer Science w/ minor in Information Security and Risk Management
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to help create a fun and safe environment on campus to better assist students, faculty, and staff.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I'd want to be to be Star-Lord. He’s pretty cool, has great taste in music, is part of a team, and he's super talented.



Victoria Brier
Major: Business Administration and Marketing
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant to further encourage a neighborly, respectful, and welcoming community on campus for students, to advance my leadership skills, and to have a positive impact in the Lewis University community.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation! She is ambitious, fun-loving, and motivated.



Cody Hall
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To be determined.


Ryan Hall
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Madison Crowe
Major: Foreign Language Education & Spanish Language
Year: Sophomore

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because I want to be able to help students feel as if they are living at a home away from home while in the dorms! I had a great experience transitioning into college thanks to my past RAs, therefore I hope to be able to help others have the same experience whether if it's their first year on campus or just settling back into school!

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I would be the Disney character Moana. She is adventuresome and a traveler, which reminds me of myself! She also fights for what she believes in and has a love for the ocean and the creatures that call it home. Throughout her journey, she defeats odds, fulfills her ancestors' quest, and learns more about herself!



Michael Frutos
Major: Public Relations/Advertising with minors in Spanish and Marketing
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to be a resident assistant because I really enjoy meeting new people and I thought it would be a great opportunity to show students that the extra money they are spending to live on campus is worth it.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
Timmy Turner because he's adventurous and always liked going out and exploring. He's also goofy and I would love to have fairly odd parents. Also this was my favorite show as a kid.



Pope John Paul II Hall
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Allison Heinzer
Major: Combined Special and Elementary Education
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I became a Resident Assistant because I wanted to be able to give my residents a positive, memorable, safe and worthwhile college experience! I wish to make my resident hall a welcoming and fun-filled community.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Leslie Knope from the TV show Parks and Rec. She’s caring, loves food and she gives 110% in everything she does.



Pablo Moreno
Major: Computer Science, Minor in Music Technology
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I’ve been having a blast living in the residence halls. I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because I wanted to provide the same sense of joy for others, and be a part of the team that strives to help make that happen here.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Tom from Tom and Jerry. His drive to finish his goal and catch Jerry never ends – that’s the kind of motivation and dedication to this job that I’m looking to bring.



Mother Teresa Hall
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Caley Oltman
Major: Elementary Education/Special Education Combined
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
As a Resident Assistant, I have the unique opportunity to get to know a significant number of the Lewis residents and work in unison with the other RAs to ensure that their on-campus experiences are positive and memorable. Through monthly events, decorating the dorms, and daily interactions, we can work to cultivate a welcoming environment for everyone.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I would want to be Rapunzel pre-Tangled haircut! She has the best magical hair, sings like an angel (Mandy Moore is an icon), she's a princess, and ends up with Flynn Rider. There's nothing more I could ask for in my fictional counterpart!



Nicholas Berron
Major: Aviation Administration
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
To establish an enjoyable living environment for my peers.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
John Snow, because the dude has a mean smolder.



Dorothy Day Hall
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Alex Holewa
Major: Secondary Education and History
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant to take on a leadership role and have a positive impact on campus here at Lewis. The RA’s I have had in the past have all been great and I look forward to helping residents in the same way they helped me.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would say Iron Man because he’s really smart, super rich, and can basically do anything he wants. Also so I could have the Iron Man suit.



Magdalena Skowronski
Major: Business Administration
Year: Sophomore

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because I love to help others and hope that my residents feel that they are able to come to me whenever they need.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character I would want to be Rachel Green from F.R.I.E.N.D.S because I feel like out of all the characters on the show she was the one who risked the most in the beginning and as a result grew a lot as a person.



Fitzpatrick Hall
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Anthony Valadez
Major: Aviation Flight Management
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a resident assistant to apply my leadership and creative skills to aid in the improvement of campus life at Lewis and foster a positive and fun atmosphere in the residence halls.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Dusty Crophopper from Disney Planes because I enjoy flying for sport and inspiring others to do more.



Kajah Griffin
Major: Exercise and Science Movement
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to be an RA because I care for the safety of others. I also believe I am qualified for the position, and responsible.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would like to be Princess Tiana. She believe that she could do anything she put her mind too, and because she believed- she got what she wanted plus more. I consider myself to be in the "having faith" stage in my life.



Bridget Vanek
Major: Nursing
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
The community that is created within our campus through events in ResLife has provided me with lasting friendships that I cherish from my experience as resident my freshman year. I wanted to be that bridge for other students and help them make those necessary connections to build a supportive, and safe community for them to enjoy!

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would easily be Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings. He is not only loyal to his love, an elven woman, Arwen but also to the fellowship. Helping, guiding, and fighting alongside his fellow men, on an adventure through Middle Earth, shows his courage, honor, and dependability. Additionally, following through to help his people by claiming his birthright and assuming the throne as king of Gondor, shows his righteousness. These qualities portrayed through this fanciful character, along with his witty banter of course, match my personality well. For these reasons I would chose to be Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings.



Carley Patterson
Major: Marketing
Year: Junior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because of the endless opportunities this position holds.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could, I would be Cristina Yang. She is brilliant.



St. Charles Borromeo South Hall
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Shatavia Freeman
Major: Nursing
Year: Senior

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become a Resident Assistant because it gives me a chance to get to know the different students around campus along with them getting to know me as their Resident Assistant and the fun, love and help I can bring to their college experience.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
If I could be any fictional character, I would be The Little Mermaid because I think mermaids are awesome and I would love to swim in the ocean all day.



Jaylen Bush
Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Year: Sophomore

Why did you want to become a Resident Assistant?
I wanted to become an RA so I can continue my vocation of helping students like me focus on their futures. I know that I can use the RA platform to support my residents down their own paths to success by being a resource for them.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?
I would be Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During the Clone Wars, he was the famed Jedi General of the 501st Legion, best friends with the Jedi General Obi Wan Kenobi, and friend to his fellow troopers. He learned a lot as a Jedi General and Jedi Master during the Clone Wars, and it was something similar to what I have done during my time as an involved student at Lewis. Our personalities are very similar, and I would love to be him so I can go with my crew on amazing adventures through the galaxy!