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Meet Your RA


West Hall - 2017/2018 Staff

robert 
West 1 South
:
Wafaa Abu Elula
caroline
West 2 North:
Janel Bond
harrison
West 2 South:

Harrison King
Kirby
West 3 North
:
Cody Roecker
hannah
West 3 South:  
Dana Rue
issac knopf
West 4 North
:
Emmanuel Jones-Harris
andrew wagner
West 4 South:
Austin Peterson


Maria Hall - 2017/2018 Staff

Taylor  
Maria 1:
Christine Ordono
harrison
Maria 2:
Austyn Konarcik
Taylor
Maria 3:
Colleen Jordan
ZoeMaria 4: 
Zoe Burton


East Hall - 2017/2018 Staff

emmi
East 1:
Robert Richardson
Zohra
East 2:
Jamie Morris
Zoe 
East 3:
Vladimir Radojkovic
Kirby
East 4:
Kirby Weber

 

Webster Village Apartments - 2017/2018 Staff

kathryn 
WVA 1
:
Ericka Hefflinger
josiah 
WVA 2:
Josiah Gundersen
Olivia
WVA 3:
Olivia Fitzgerald
     
vanover
WVA 4:

Miranda Green
david
WVA 5:
Daniel Jackson
nahla
WVA 6:
Esraa Atteya

 


Wafaa Abu Elula - West 1 South

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Major: International Studies
Campus Involvement: International Student Association (ISA), Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA)
Hobbies/Interest: Dancing & Reading
Favorite things: Listening to music, learning about different cultures and traditions
Favorite TV Show: N/A
Favorite Food: Middle Eastern, Mexican
Favorite Song/Artist: Beyonce, Prince, D'Angelo
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: Hang out with friends in the Loop
Best Thing About Webster: Helpful faculty and staff members
Advice For Residents: Organize your time, so you can study while getting involved on-campus as much as you can!


Harrison King - West 2 South

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major: Games and Games Design
Campus Involvement: UUUUFL, Humans vs. Zombies, Love Your Melon, RHA
Hobbies/Interests: Love playing video games, hanging with friends, playing Basketball and Frisbee, doing the Rubik's Cube, watching YouTube videos and lets play.  
Favorite Things: My girlfriend, video games, sports, the office.
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song/Artist: Logic
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Six Flags or the Loop
Best Thing About Webster: How small it is
Advice for Residents: Have fun, enjoy the moment, and chase your dreams!


Janel Bond - West 2 North

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major: Sports Communication
Campus Involvement: Women's Socer, Webster Journal Writer, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, food, ceramics, and good music
Favorite Things: Manchester United, my bed, sleep
Favorite Food: Chipotle burrito bowl with a cherry Sprite
Favorite TV Show:  Scandal, The Office, Real Housewives
Favorite Song/Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite thing to do in Saint Louis: Sightseeing
Best Thing About Webster: Athletics
Advice for Residents: Trying to compromise in any situation is key.

Dana Rue - West 3 South

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Education
Campus Involvement: Webster University Gospel Choir
Hobbies/Interests: Writing/reading fanfiction, coloring, reading fiction in general
Favorite Things: Chocolate, music, rainy days, sleep
Favorite Food: Burritos
Favorite Song/Artist: You could ask me this question five times a day and it will be different every time.
Favorite TV Shows: Once Upon A Time
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Go to the Zoo
Best Thing About Webster: The people here are so friendly!
Advice for Residents: Get involved! Find a club or something you like and join, it's the best thing you could do for yourself during your first year.
 

Cody Roecker - West 3 North

Year: Sophomore 
Hometown: Cornelius, Oregon
Major: Double major in Dramaturgy and English - with an emphasis in Creative Writing!
Campus Involvement: Residential Housing Association (RHA)
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read YA novels, write YA novels, and overwhelmingly love to be a part of the storytelling experience. As cliche as it is, I am constantly listening to music, and I'm also always looking for the next best musical to listen and geek out over!
Favorite TV Shows:  Currently obsessed with How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, and am a sucker for reality game shows: Big Brother, Survivor, and Amazing Race. All-time favorites include White Collar, Psych, and Parks & Recreation
Favorite song/artist: Burning Hearts by Silverstein. I adore Lukas Graham, Judah & the Lion, P!nk (but more importantly her collaboration with Dallas Green called You + Me). I'm always looking for new music! I also love Dear Evan Hansen, a lovely musical that you should listen to!
Favorite Food: Cinnamon Rolls! Pecan Pie! Ribs!
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: I really enjoy the Loop!
Best Thing About Webster: The sense of community and collectiveness that Webster fosters. I was afraid coming in that I wouldn't get connected to my peers, and that really shouldn't be a worry.
Advice for Residents: Learn your own limits. Don't push yourself so hard that you burn out. Your mental health is more important than getting an A in a class, so please...know when you need to take a break. Also, get involved! As busy as we can be we sometimes forget to go to different events, but trust me when I say those events can allow you to make the best of friends.

  Austin Petersen - West 4 South

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lake Ozark, MO 
Major: Criminology
Campus Involvement: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Webster Softball
Hobbies/Interests: Eating, playing softball, long naps, dancing
Favorite Things: Chet (my dog), The Office, traveling
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Song/Artist: Dan Bilzerian by T-Pain
Favorite TV Shows: The Office/Shameless
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: The Zoo!!!
Best Thing About Webster: The comfort with diversity on campus.

Advice for Residents: Avoid knocking your window screen loose because it's a long walk to get it!


Emmanuel Jones-Harris - West 4 North

Year: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Music
Campus Involvement: First Year Experience, Summer Housing Assistant, Residential Housing Association (RHA), Webster University Chamber Orchestra, Desk Attendant, and Video Game/Anime clubs!
Hobbies/Interests: I like reading, playing video games, playing my violin and bass guitar, and listening to heavy metal and classical music.
Favorite Things: Practicing death growling (a heavy metal thing), not blinking....that's about it
Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Silicon Valley, Animals, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Adam Ruins Everything
Favorite Food: Goldfish crackers!
Favorite Song/Artist: Soil the Stillborn by Infant Annihilator
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Going to the Pageant, to the Arch, and the Zoo
Best Thing About Webster: The students, faculty, and staff are so welcoming! Also, almost every student event is free!
Advice for Residents: Don't be afraid to be yourself and ask for help. Everyone here can help if you need it. Also, be sure to do your homework the day that it is assigned because you won't have to worry about it later. Be very involved on campus!

Christine Ordono - Maria 1

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major:  Undecided
Campus Involvement: I like trying a lot of different organizations
Hobbies/Interests: Playing Ukulele, longboarding, taking photos
Favorite TV Shows: The Office
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite Song/Artist: Chance the Rapper
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Going to the Loop with friends
Best Thing About Webster: Everyone is so nice and willing to help.
Advice for Residents: Do not be afraid to put yourself out there, you never know who you will meet.

Austyn Konarcik - Maria 2

Year: Senior
Hometown: Perryville, MO
Major: Film, Television, and Video Production
Campus Involvement: ChainLink Improv, Video Game Club, Humans vs Zombies
Hobbies/Interests:  Gaming, Binge Watching Anime, Writing, Making Short Films
Favorite Things: My Canon t61 camera, laptop, and my pets back home!
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones/Courage the Cowardly Dog
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite Song/Artist: Chevelle - The Clincher
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Go to City Museum, visit the Delmar Loop, and just explore!!
Best Thing About Webster: The amount of student organizations, there's something for everyone!
Advice for Residents: Time management is a skill you'll need to master. Don't stress about it though, because: "Heat + Pressure = Diamonds"

Colleen Jordan - Maria 3

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Granite City, IL
Major: Art with an emphasis in sculpture
Campus Involvement: CRU, Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble
Hobbies/Interests: Beading, playing flute and guitar, the outdoors, Marching Band
Favorite Things: Church, concerts
Favorite Food: Pizza, Homemade Tacos, Reese's Ice Cream
Favorite TV Shows: When Calls the Heart
Favorite Artist: Danny Gokey
Favorite thing to do in Saint Louis:  Go down to the river
Best Thing About Webster: How easy it is to make friends!!
Advice for Residents: Seek and you will find the answer, knock and the door will be opened, don't give up because the first time you tried it didn't work. Always have fun with what you are doing!

Zoe Burton - Maria 4

Year: Junior
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO 
Major: Film Studies and Political Science
Campus Involvement: Webster University Gospel Choir, SGA, Humans of Webster
Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, Singing, Writing, Video Games, Throwing
Favorite Things: Scandal, DC, Singing, Church, Ministry, Photography, Cooking, Blankets
Favorite Song/Artist: Stevie Wonder, We Serve by J.J. Hairston feat. Travis Greene
Favorite Food: Waffles and Fries
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: Eat
Best Thing About Webster: The Political Science Department
Advice For Resident: Take the time to get to know people, you'll go places.

Robert Richardson - East 1

Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Advertising and Marketing Communications
Campus Involvement: I am the President of the awesome Webster University Gospel Choir. That's my whole world on campus. (Plus working for the awesome department of housing)
Hobbies/Interest: I love to cook FOOD! Days to kick back with a nice show I can binge watch is luxurious!! Also exciting new adventures in warm weather!!
Favorite things: I love a good church choir singing good church music.
Favorite TV Show: Once Upon A Time, The Crown, The Flash, Arrow and Love and Hip Hop ATL
Favorite Food: I never met a cheesecake I didn't like!
Favorite Song/Artist: Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: I can always go for a day in Forest Park.
Best Thing About Webster: You get to meet me!!
Advice For Residents: Strike the iron while it's hot. College is a place to explore and learn about yourself and the world. Take all you can get while you are here and young.


Jamie Morris - East 2

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Major: Concert Lighting Design
Campus Involvement: Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Conservatory
Hobbies/Interests: Horseback riding, lighting, special effects makeup, church concerts
Favorite Things: Horses, lighting, Disney!
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Song/Artist: Fall Out Boy
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: St. Louis Galleria
Best Thing About Webster: Community involvement and the sense of home!
Advice for Residents: Be yourself and do what makes you happy!

Vladimir Radojkovic - East 3

Year: Junior
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
Major: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Law Club, WU Basketball JV Team
Hobbies/Interests: I am very interested in politics, I love playing outdoor sports, and traveling.
Favorite Things: LA Lakers, Iced Tea, New York Giants, and peanut butt & chocolate ice cream
Favorite Song/Artist: Right Above It by Lil Wayne and Ballers
Favorite Food: Quesadilla, burgers with bacon, and Nutella shakes
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: Arch and Downtown
Best Thing About Webster: Diversity, career opportunities, and the friendly people
Advice For Residents: Be focused on your grades and conduct because your future depends on those objectives.

  Kirby Weber - East 4

Year: Senior
Hometown: Mexico, MO 
Major: Games and Game Design
Campus Involvement: Forensics and Debate Team, Chainlink Improv, Video Game Club, Humans vs. Zombies, and UUUUFL.  
Hobbies/Interests: Video Games, Taking Up Space, Frisbee, Randomness
Favorite TV Shows: Futurama
Favorite song/artist: Dream On by Aerosmith
Favorite Food: Corn
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Humans vs. Zombies
Best Thing About Webster: The great community of people that are willing to help you succeed.
Advice for Residents: Get to know you RA. They can help you a lot because they often know a lot about what is going on or at least know someone, who knows a guy, who knows someone else who can help you. Also don't break my stuff...
 

Ericka Hefflinger - WVA Building 1

Year: Junior
Hometown:  Valmeyer, IL
Major: Media Communications with an emphasis in Marketing and Advertising with a minor in Japanese
Campus Involvement: ChainLink Improv, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Game Club, Japanese Student Association
Hobbies/Interests: Cosplay, I also enjoy social media, hiking, and traveling
Favorite Things: My favorite things are my 3 cats, my dog, and my roommate, Marie. 
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, and American Horror Story
Favorite Food: I love ice cream, specifically Serendipity and Ted Drewes.
Favorite Song/Artist: Take it Easy by the Eagles, but my favorite genre of music is Disney - I consider it a specific genre.
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Eat Imo's toasted raviolis and St. Louis Bread Company's cinnamon crunch bagels.
Best Thing about Webster: Hands down, the best thing about Webster University is our study abroad program, and I personally recommend that every student take advantage of it.
Advice for Residents: Enjoy every aspect of Webster University and St. Louis, and never be afraid to reach out for help in any circumstance. I am so excited to work with my residents and fellow RAs!

  Josiah Gundersen - WVA Building 2

Year: Junior 
Hometown: Olympia, WA
Major: Dance - Modern Emphasis
Campus Involvement: Dance Club, Residential Housing Association (RHA)
Hobbies/Interest: Dance, Music, Poetry - Really anything that's art related!
Favorite Things:  Creative Things
Favorite TV Shows: None
Favorite Food: Mexican, Mediterranean, and Chinese foods!
Favorite Song/Artist: Too many to choose. As a dance major, I love various kinds of music.
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: Visit local coffee shops around the city, grab something to drink, and brainstorm about life.
Best Thing About Webster: The people.
Advice For Residents: Explore new activities, ideas, and concepts!


Olivia Fitzgerald - WVA Building 3

Year: Senior
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Major: Scriptwriting with minors in Film and Television Production & Management
Campus Involvement: Encounter, Galaxy Radio
Favorite Things: My dog, tea, blankets, Bread Co., Netflix!
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Pretty Little Liars, Parks & Rec, Bob's Burgers, Once Upon a Time, 13 Reasons Why, Friends, That 70s Show, Orange is the New Black
Favorite Song/Artist: Paramore, Sia, Twenty One Pilots, Relient K, Regina Spektor, Panic at the Disco!, Owl City
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Zoo, Coffee Shops, The Loop, The London Tea Room, City Museum, and Stefanina's. 
Best Thing About Webster: The individual attention from professors, great people, 4th floor in the Library, and Kimberly from Kaldi's.
Advice for Residents: Do things out of your comfort zone and get involved! Also, watch at least one episode of a show you like everyday! You deserve it, you rock star.

  Miranda Green - WVA Building 4

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Joplin, MO
Major: Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management (minor in Public Relations)
Campus Involvement: Track and Field, Residential Housing Association (RHA), Volleyball, Dining Advisory Board
Hobbies/Interests: Netflix, Reading, Watching Royals Baseball
Favorite Things: Family, Friends, Movies, Online Shopping
Favorite TV Show: The Office, Shameless
Favorite Food: Steak, Nachos, Chicken Wings
Favorite Song/Artist: Lana Del Ray, G-Eazy, Old Dominion
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: The Zoo or a Blues game!
Best Thing About Webster: Getting to know the majority of the people here and seeing everyone daily around campus.
Advice for Residents: Stay focused but get involved and have fun! Go out and make new friends. Life and school are both easier if you have a good group of friends to fall back on.

Daniel Jackson - WVA Building 5

Year: Junior
Hometown: O'Fallon, IL
Major: Choral Music Education
Campus Involvement: UUUUFL Ultimate Frisbee, Chainlink Improve, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, PING! A Performing Arts Collective, Dining Advisory Board, National Association for Music Educators Chapter Treasurer, American Choral Directors Association Membe
Hobbies/Interest: Guitar, Airsoft, Army Reserve
Favorite things: My Car
Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song/Artist: The 1975
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis: Visit parks
Best Thing About Webster: Friend groups and lots of connections.
Advice For Residents: Talk to as many people as possible because friends make life easier when things get hard.

Esraa Atteya - WVA Building 6

Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Qalyoubia, Egypt
Major: MBA
Campus Involvement: Student Ambassadors, Graduate Student Association
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, listening to music, watching TV, and hiking
Favorite Things: Mostly chilling and going to the movies with my friends
Favorite TV Show: Sherlock, House M.D., Friends, and How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Food: FRIES
Favorite Song/Artist: Back to Black - Amy Winehouse, I'm in Here - Sia, Exes and Ohs - Elle King, Hold On We're Going Home - Drake, Ugly Heart - G.R.L., Castle in the Snow - kadebostany, Skylar Grey, The Weekend, Jessie Ware, Miguel, and a lot more! I love listening to music!
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: Picnics at Forest park
Best Thing About Webster: Diversity  
Advice for Residents: Get involved, work hard, and don't forget to have fun and meet new people!