By Aditi Garg ’22
Resident Advisors (RAs) are individuals who oversee the residential aspects of the Scripps community, helping students overcome challenging experiences, as well as fostering a community of inclusivity and diversity. If you haven’t met your RAs for this year, let this be your introduction!
(Photos courtesy of the RAs.)
Kristi Lee ’20
Why I chose to be an RA: I was inspired by my RAs last year and wanted to get more involved in supporting and serving the student body by being a resource and ensuring that everyone’s voices are being acknowledged.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I am looking forward to hearing the campus become more alive on the weekends! It would be really exciting to see residents utilizing the common spaces more and actively engaging in conversation with people they may not know as well. I hope that the events my hall cluster is planning throughout the year will help facilitate this.
Ally (Allisen) To ’19
Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Psychology
Why I chose to be an RA: This is my second year as an RA, and I live in Toll Hall. I became an RA because I wanted to advocate for and support other students. I love being a resource and getting to know so many people. It makes me happy if I can make someone’s day a little better.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I am looking forward to all the fun senior activities I get to do with my best friends.
Safa Arshadullah ’20
Major: Organizational Studies
Why I chose to be an RA: I want to continue getting to know Scripps better at both a personal and structural level.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I’m looking forward to the new and exciting programming and events for the year.
Giovanna Perricone ’19
Why I chose to be an RA: I wanted to help build community here at Scripps in my last year.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I’m looking most forward to eventually catching up on all the TV shows I like that I can’t currently watch because of thesis.
Sabina Hills-Villalobos ’20
Major: American Studies; Minor: Africana Studies
Why I chose to be an RA: I enjoy helping the Scripps community in any way that I can. I like programming and community building, and this job is a perfect way to combine those two things.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I am looking forward to working in SCORE and researching graduate schools. I am also excited to go into LA more, and I have already made plans with friends to start doing that!
Mikaela Gallardo ’19
Major: Science Management
Why I chose to be an RA: My favorite part of being an RA, and why I chose to apply this year, are the meaningful connections and opportunity to meet students from all backgrounds in the Scripps community.
What I am looking most forward to this year: I am looking forward to creating a vibrant and inclusive environment within the halls I oversee and to being a part of such a powerful and supportive residential community.