Meet Your RA

West Hall - 2014/2015 Staff

ronniehampton
West 1 South
:
Ronnie Hampton
madison
West 2 North:
Brittney Madison
bens
West 2 South:

Ben Stizel
mendoza
West 3 North
:
Mia Mendoza
rebeccasachtleben
West 3 South:  
Rebecca Sachtleben
sarahb
West 4 North
:
Sarah Boudreau
kevinlanigan
West 4 South:
Kevin Lanigan

  

Maria Hall - 2014/2015 Staff

 paigeandrewsjohnson
Maria 1:
Paige Andrews-Johnson
arco
Maria 2
:
Natali Arco
white
Maria 3:
Cameron White

Ben Shull
Maria 4:
Ben Shull

 

East Hall - 2014/2015 Staff

vonderheide
East 1:
Brooke Vonderheide
estevan
East 2:
Estevan Ruiz
kylemeadors
East 3:
Kyle Meadors
poindexter
East 4:
Carlton Poindexter

 

Webster Village Apartments - 2014/2015 Staff

kylakiefer
WVA 1
:
Kyla Kiefer
Lea
WVA 2:
Lea Herdler
jaylenclark
WVA 3:
Jaylen Clark
     
parks
WVA 4:

Michael Parks
stafford
WVA 5: 
Emily Stafford
 juang
WVA 6:
Juan Sebastian Granizo

 


 

Ronnie Hampton - West 1

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Major:
Political Science
Campus Involvement:
Housing and Residential Life and CRU
Hobbies/Interest:
My hobbies consist of staying updated on politics, playing basketball, playing video games, watching YouTube videos, and being involved I CRU and growing as a Christian. My interests include anime, politics, video games, and hanging with friends.
Favorite things:
God, the bible, anime, basketball, bubble gum (the sugary kind! Aka: Double Bubble), martial arts, and Webster.
Favorite TV Show: ESPN First Take and American Greed
Favorite Food: Chicken and Strawberry Short Cake.
Favorite song/artist: Don’t really have a standout favorite artist or song, however, my two favorite genres of music are RnB and Hip Hop.
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis:
My favorite thing in St. Louis is simply exploring the City.
Best Thing About Webster:
The best thing about Webster in my opinion is that Webster is a place where anyone can come and feel accepted.
Advice For Residents:
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Remember you will only get out of something what you put into it.


Brittney Madison - West 2 North

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio
Major:
English: Creative Writing
Campus Involvement:
Member of AAAC club
Hobbies/Interest:
Basketball, Writing, Acting, Movies and hanging with friends.
Favorite things:
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars, The Walking Dead, Dexter,
Favorite Food: PIZZA AND TACOS!
Favorite song/artist: Beyonce, Drake, and John Legend
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis:
Go to Forest Park, and The Loop.
Best Thing About Webster:
Small classes, Diversity, of very outgoing people, and all the events/festivals put on by different clubs and organizations.
Advice For Residents:
GET OUT AND MAKE FRIENDS AND/OR JOIN A CLUB! The more people you know, the better time you will have.
College friendships are the ones that last a lifetime.
Also, start off with the habit of making a nice homework schedule.
The earlier you set a routine, the smoother your college experience will be. So keep a planner! :)


Ben Stizel - West 2 South

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Memphis, TN/St. Louis, MO
Major:
Music Education
Campus Involvement:
Residential Housing Association, HVZ, Jazz Combos, Ultimate Frisbee, Quidditch Team 
Hobbies/Interests:
Music, Recording, Movies, Theoretical Physics, Cycling, Video Games 
Favorite Things:
Books: The Fault in Our Stars, It’s Kind of A Funny Story, An Abundance of Katherines, The Giver, The Old Man and the Sea.
Movies: V for Vendetta, Mr. Hollands Opus, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Bands: The Beatles, Passion Pit, Matt and Kim, The Shins, Watsky, Fiona Wild & the Midnight Lights  
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Go to the arch, the Science Center, or exploring Forest Park 
Best Thing About Webster:
The people you meet here
Advice for Residents:
Join a club and don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and introduce yourself to someone new


Mia Mendoza - West 3 North

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Chicago Heights, IL
Major:
Art with an Emphases in Something That I've Yet to Figure Out
Campus Involvement:
WAC-Webster Art Coalition,
Encounter-Campus Christian ministry,
AIGA- American Institute of Graphic Arts/Professional Association for Design
Hobbies/Interests:
Hobbies- Reading comic books, doodling, staying up until 6a.m. to finish art projects, watching Pride and Prejudice over and over.
Interests- Matthew Macfadyen, beards
Favorite Things:
Favorite books: Persepolis, Mother Night, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter.
Favorite Movies: The Royal Tenenbaums, Pride and Prejudice, A Cinderella Story. Favorite
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Regular Show, Parks and Recreation.
Favorite Bands: Reient K, The High Kings, The Killers
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Doing rad teen things at the Loop like window shopping and doing tricks on my razor scooter or going to Strange Donuts
Best Thing About Webster:
The professors actually show an interest in where I want to go and what I want to be doing
Advice for Residents:
Do things ahead of time. It will make life so much easier.


Rebecca Sachtleben  - West 3 South

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Centralia, Illinois 
Major:
Graphic Design and minor in Advertising and Media Communication
Campus Involvement:
AIGA,Treasurer of Webster Arts Coalition (W.A.C.), Moderator of Humans vs. Zombies
Hobbies/Interests:
Playing games with my friends, quoting movies, finding funny youtube videos, listening to 8track stations, and exploring different parks in Missouri.
Favorite Things:
(In no particular order) The Hunger Games, Alt J, Young the Giant, chips and hummus, SNL, Nutella, parody movies like Scary Movie 3, Harry Potter, Flight of the Concords, The Walking Dead, Geographer, anything with Will Ferrell or Kristen Wiig, Sherlock Holmes, Marvel movies, Trader Joes, and Coffee.
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Visit the Children's Zoo in Forrest Park (it's free before 10:00 am!)
Best Thing About Webster:
It's small, personal and the students and staff are fantastic.
Advice for Residents:
Go out and meet new people! You never know who will end up becoming your new friends. Also, be yourself. College can be a great opportunity to let go of all those things that held you back in high school. You're turning over a new leaf. You decide who you want to be!

Sarah Boudreau - West 4 North

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Lake Saint Louis, MO  
Major:
Graphic Design 
Campus Involvement:
Webster Arts Coalition, AIGA, Gorlok Guide, Intramural Bowling
Hobbies/Interests:
My interests include running (I’m currently training for a half marathon), photoshopping images of sloths onto movie posters, spending quality time with family and friends and watching Netflix (my favorite shows are House of Cards, Doctor Who, Parks and Recreation, and Pretty Little Liars - no shame).
Frequently, I trip on flat surfaces but I would consider that more of an unfortunate happening than a hobby.
Favorite Things:
Bacon is my favorite food, it’s pretty amazing. I love sloths and cats because they are really cute and have funny faces. I also LOVE ice cream, all the ice cream.
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Go to the city museum’s rooftop and see the city from the ferris wheel.
Best Thing About Webster:
You can be yourself.

Advice for Residents:
Don't spend time trying to fit in, do what makes you happy and you'll find your place naturally.


Kevin Lanigan - West 4 South

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Warrenton, MO (we haven't heard of it, either)
Major:
Scriptwriting, Minor in Film Production
Campus Involvement:
ChainLink Improv, formerly Residential Housing Association, Webster Film and Video Society, Student Government Association for one week
Hobbies/Interests:
Watching movies and television, playing video games, reading books
Favorite Things:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; the films of Edgar Wright, Paul Thomas Anderson, and the Coen Brothers; the great, unwieldy beast that is television
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Forest Park is a magical place full of dreams and free stuff
Best Thing About Webster:
The people. Whatever your passion, there are people here who share that same passion. All you have to do is look.
Advice for Residents:
Be kind and make friends. Being able to see people you know everywhere you go is the key difference between a mediocre college experience and a phenomenal college experience. Don't wait for them to come to you. Go to clubs. Take classes that interest you. Make the effort and you'll yield the results.


Paige Andrews-Johnson - Maria 1

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Marine, IL.
Major:
English (Drama) and Scriptwriting
Campus Involvement:
Senior Advisor/Events Organizer for Chainlink Improv, Moderator for Humans vs. Zombies, Member of Gorlok Game Designers, Member of Video Game Club
Hobbies/Interests:
Drawing/Animation, Reading, Writing, Table Top Role Play, Video Games, Feminism/Equality, and Game Design
Favorite Things:
Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), Charles Dickens, Tina Fey, Steak, Humor/Comedy.
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Activities in Forest Park!
Best Thing About Webster:
The community!
Advice for Residents:
Get involved in a club that you care about a lot! It's a great way to make friends, and it's a major component in a good college experience!

Natali Arco - Maria 2

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Major:
Lighting Design
Campus Involvement:
Conservatory of Theatre Arts, LASO, Multicultural Club, Webster Works Worldwide.
Hobbies/Interests:
Theatre, film photography, people watching, drawing, playing piano, incorporating song lyrics into conversation, meeting new people.
Favorite things:
Family, kitten gifs, Will Ferrell movies, Pad Thai, Cuban coffee, House of Cards, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Apparel, Billy Joel radio, anything and everything 90's.
Favorite thing to do in St. Louis:
Strange Donuts!!
Best thing about Webster: The arts! It's so wonderful to be surrounded by so much talent and be afforded the opportunity to see and experience it on a daily basis.
Advice for Residents:
Sleep!!! Pulling all-nighters on the regular will not do your health or your quality of work any favors.
Plan and organize yourself ahead of time to meet your deadlines!


Cameron White - Maria 3

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
O'Fallon MO
Major:
Music Education
Campus Involvement:
Ultimate Frisbee Club, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir
Hobbies/Interests:
Music, reading, video games, intramural sports
Favorite things:
Hot Wings. popcorn, frisbees, Family Guy, Batman and Spiderman
Favorite thing to do in Saint Louis:
See a Cardinals Game
Best Thing About Webster:
Small class sizes and great teachers
Advice for Residents: Don't be afraid to pursue your goals or interests.With all the new ideas and all the different interests/cultures at Webster you're bound to find someone who will support what you're looking to do.

Benjamin Shull - Maria 4

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
Chillicothe, MO
Major:
Audio Production
Campus Involvement:
Audio Engineering Society 
Hobbies/Interests:
Listening to records and playing bass.
Favorite things:

Favorite thing to do in Saint Louis:
Going to the Zoo, Art Museum, and otter at rations in St. Louis for free. Plus mostly good sports teams.
Best Thing About Webster:
I love the small campus and class sizes. Plus it actually has a degree in audio, not many schools can say that.
Advice for Residents:
Don’t try to do it alone. If you having some troubles or not, you will always need someone to lean on.
So, find some sturdy people and be willing to also be leaned upon. 

Brooke Vonderheide - East 1

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Quincy, IL
Major:
Major: Music, Minor: Public Relations
Campus Involvement:
WebsterLEADS, Webster University Concert Choir
Hobbies/Interests:
Singing, theatre, travel
Favorite Things:
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...Or just Julie Andrews, my friends and family,
Netflix, Disney...I really have far too many favorite things to recount.
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Forest Park! 
Best Thing About Webster:
The many opportunities given by faculty and staff who genuinely care about you!
Advice for Residents:
The smallest act of kindness on your part could mean the world to someone else.

Estevan Ruiz - East 2

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii 
Major:
Double Major in Mathematics and Economics
Campus Involvement:
I am a founding member of Webster Muse and WUSSS.
Hobbies/Interests:
I like to cook, dance, make puns, reference math and economics in daily conversation, appreciate the arts, and play sports poorly. 
Favorite Things:
Math. Books. Dogs. Conversation. Ballroom dance. Food. Knowledge. Art. 
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Just being downtown, on Grand, in the Loop, at Forest Park - we have so many hubs with exciting things going on, often for free, all the time. You can't be bored in St. Louis. 
Best Thing About Webster:
You have the potential to really be a big, meaningful part of the student body if you're willing to put forth the effort. A school this size presents opportunities that would be much more difficult elsewhere. 
Advice for Residents:
Try everything Webster has to offer that interests you. Don't leave here wishing you'd taken a dance class, piano lessons, or tried your hand at public speaking, marketing, chemistry - whatever it is you've got to do it. Work hard and earn your education.

Kyle Meadors - East 3

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
Elmhurst, IL
Major:
Audio Production
Campus Involvement:
AES, Res Life
Hobbies/Interests:
Music and Playing sports
Favorite Things:
FOOD!!! 
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Go to the Loop
Best Thing About Webster:
Everyone has an interesting story to tell

Advice for Residents:
Come to my programs.

 


Carlton Poindexter - East 4

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Major:
Biology
Campus Involvement:
SAAC, AAC, Webster University Fitness Center, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis
Hobbies/Interests:
Soccer, tennis, reading, going new places
Favorite Things:
Color: Green; Animal: Sea Otter; Things to do: random stuff
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Forest Park
Best Thing About Webster:
You never know what to expect
Advice for Residents:
Just go with the flow

 


Kyla Kiefer - WVA Building 1

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Perryville, Missouri 
Major: 
Interactive Digital Media/ Photography minor 
Campus Involvement: 
Delta Phi Epsilon, WebsterLEADS
Hobbies/Interests: 
Photography, visual design, and spending time with my friends and family. 
Favorite Things: 
Dean Koontz books are my favorite.  I love all types of music, David Bowie is my main man. I like movies, but can usually be found watching Golden Girls, Law and Order (SVU), or the Food Network
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: 
Hang out at the Loop or downtown area. 
Best Thing About Webster: 
Campus diversity and sense of community 
Advice for Residents: 
You're opening up a whole new world of opportunities. Take advantage of them and be the person you want to be. 

 


Lea Herdler - WVA Building 2

Year:
Senior
Hometown:
Newton, Kansas
Major:
Vocal Performance
Campus Involvement:
Chamber Singers, Knitting Club, Catholic Student Union
Hobbies/Interests:
Biking-Swimming-Walking (Lazy Ironman), Singing, Reading, Knitting
Favorite Things:
Blankets, Coca-Cola, Hot Chocolate, Daffodils, My Kindle
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Any happenings in Forest Park
Best Thing About Webster:
The diversity, small, tight-knit community
Advice for Residents:
Be respectful, use the metro, involve yourself as much as possible, explore the city... it's a hidden gem.  Seriously.

 


Jaylen Clark- WVA Building 3

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
Major:
Film Production, minor in German
Campus Involvement:
HvZ Moderator and Secretary, Video Game Club Member, Resident Assistant, Webster Cru Member, Encounter, German Language Table, ChainLink Improv Club Member
Hobbies/Interests:
Anime, Books, Music, anything art and performance related, Video games, Really there is just too much. I do it all.
Favorite Things:
Reading the Bible, Hanging with friends, Dancing, Playing video games
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
EAT
Best Thing About Webster:
The student diversity!
Advice for Residents:
Bring a Ethernet cord. It will be your best friend. Also, get involved on campus!!!

 


Michael Parks - WVA Building 4

Year:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Mascoutah, Illinois
Major:
Film Production
Campus Involvement:
Student films, Improv Club, Video Game Club
Hobbies/Interests:
Video games, photography, music, film
Favorite Things:
Spaghetti O's, Easy Mac, Risk (The Board Game), and Movies
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis:
Science Center and City Musuem
Best Thing About Webster:
The Photolab
Advice for Residents:
Do what you love. If you find yourself taking classes you dread, branch out a bit more and take some less traditional electives. Maybe you'll learn something about yourself. 

 


Emily Stafford - WVA Building 5

Year:
Junior
Hometown:
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Major: 
Studio Art/ Education Minor
Campus Involvement:
Webster Arts Coalition
Hobbies/Interests: 
I love playing sports, being outside, and being with my family and friends. 
Favorite Things: 
Peanut butter (all food, really), Disney movies, alternative music
Favorite Thing to Do in St. Louis: 
Going to a Cardinal's game or the zoo
Best Thing About Webster:
The people! And our enchanting mascot, of course. 
Advice for Residents:
Try to find a good balance between academics and fun. Don't limit yourself to one friend group, go out and meet new people!


Juan Sebastian Granizo - WVA Building 6

Year:
Sophomore/Academically Junior
Hometown:
Quito, Ecuador
Major:
Management with emphasis in International Business/Pre-Engineering
Campus Involvement:
Men's Tennis Team
Hobbies/Interest:
Love listening to music, chilling out with friends and long talks. In love with tennis and generally with sports.
Favorite things:
Liga Deportiva Universitaria. Tennis. Opened to different types of music.
Favorite Thing To Do in St. Louis:
Hang out at Downtown, Forest Park, and The Loop.
Best Thing About Webster:
Diversity of Nationalities. Campuses all over the World.
Advice For Residents:
Be yourself and be open to learn positive things from others.