Resident Advisors

2019 resident advisors


Resident advisors (RA) oversee approximately 35 students who live in their residence halls. These peer leaders work hard to provide a safe and secure environment in the residence halls and build a positive social environment for residents.

Being a resident advisor is a difficult but rewarding job, and many RAs enjoy building a sense of community among their residents and working with diverse people—it’s a true learning experience.

Applications are due November 13, 2020, by 11:59 p.m.

RA Candidate Information Packet

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Who is Your RA?

Michaela Prasad

Hogle 1
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Michaela is a third-year student studying Nursing at Westminster. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and absolutely adore anything to do with the outdoors. She has a strong passion for yoga, gardening, and helping others. She almost always can be found in Bassis Center and would love to get to know you all better over a delicious Westminster Fog. She looks forward to this year!

Nicole Rodriguez

Hogle 2
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Nicole is a senior majoring in Physics and Math. She was born in Lima, Peru, and enjoys the opportunity having an "abroad" college experience. She is an advocate for diversity in higher education and loves talking about what inspires others.

Ash Page

Hogle 3
Pronouns: he/him/his, they/them/theirs

Ash is a second-year student from West Jordan, Utah. He loves eating, reading, experimenting with cooking, waking up extremely early for no reason, and running outside during rain and snow storms. He loves his family and his precious cat, Fatty. His favorite thing about Westminster is everything!

Katy Molinari

Carleson 1
Pronouns: she/her/hers, they/them/theirs

Katy was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Utah her sophomore year of high school. She is currently a fourth-year Honors College student studying public health. She hopes to pursue a career in health education and promotion. She found her love for education by teaching sex-ed through Students United for Reproductive Freedom at Westminster. She enjoys dance cardio, spending time with friends and family, binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, and playing with one of her six pets. Katy is excited to return as a resident advisor because she wants to ensure that all students have a wonderful experience living on campus as she did throughout her time here at Westminster.

Kyana Hamilton

Carleson 2
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kyana was born in Jamaica and misses her island so much. She is a junior studying Psychology with an emphasis in Pre-Law and a minor in Political Science in pursuit of a career as a criminal justice lawyer. She is a peer mentor in the honors college and volunteers in the Global Peace and Spiritual Life Office and the Admissions Office.

Tabitha Edson

Carleson 3
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tabitha is a second-year Pre-Med student in the Public Health program. She is from Sandy, Utah, where she grew up skiing and snowboarding. She loves her dog, Ruby, a good book, coffee, and her Hydroflask collection. Ask her about her favorite SLC pizza spots!

Prashanti Limbu

Olwell 1
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Prashanti is a great pet lover. Dogs are life! She wants to learn about people and culture and is curious about places, too. Prashanti is among the very few from her family to study abroad and believes that education is powerful. A fun face, Prashanti is the eldest twin sister.

Mellissa Mellin

Olwell 2
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Mellissa grew up in mainly California and Utah, with her parents and three sisters. In her free time, she enjoys watching all sorts of TV and films, and is mostly interested in the genres of history, comedy, and action. In the future, she would like to work with disadvantaged youth and be involved with community organizations.

Alyson Pinkelman

Olwell 3
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Alyson is a senior with a double major in Music Studies and Public Health. She is from Las Vegas, Nevada and will be a third year RA. She is so excited to get to know you!

Leo Magalde

Behnken 1
Pronouns: he/him/his

Leonardo Magalde is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from Juan Diego Catholic High School. He enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and hiking. He loves being a part of the Westminster Community and helping others.

Kate Wilson

Behnken 2
Pronouns: she/her/hers, they/them/their

Kate is a senior English literature major from Mammoth Lakes, California. Kate is a second year RA, the Editor in Chief of ellipsis... Literature & Art, and a published author. They own an Akbash puppy named Maybe.

Zaura Stokes

Behnken 3
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Zaura is a second-year student from Layton, Utah. She enjoys people watching, dancing, playing with doggos, and watching movies. She is an elementary education major but is enjoying everything college has to offer so far. She is so excited to be an RA and meet some spectacular people.

Gaurav Pandey

Stock 1
Pronouns: he/him/his

Gaurav is a third-year resident advisor from Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a senior at Westminster majoring in Neuroscience with Pre-Med track. He is a member of QUARC, which is the college's group of student consultants working on the statistical data aspect of various projects. His favorite pizza is chicken with pineapple, and he can never get enough of it. In his spare time, he likes to watch soccer and Netflix, travel, and hang out with friends. If you cannot find Gaurav elsewhere, he can be found in Meldrum!

Gabe Solomon

Stock 2
Pronouns: he/him/his

Gabe is a second-year English major from the Salt Lake valley. He is a poetry enthusiast, a Mountain Dew Lover, and most of all he loves talking about his cat. He is a member of Westminster's Slam Poetry Club and was part of the 2019 Westminster CUPSI Team.

Ali Elmen

Stock 3
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ali is a senior at Westminster College in the Nursing program. She loves people and animals. This is her third year being an RA and she absolutely loves it!

Lian Xue

Draw 2/3
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lian is from QuingDai, China. She is currently a sophomore studying in Computer Science and Finance. On campus, she works in the office of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, and she is also a lab assistant in Gore. In her free time, she likes watching movies, reading, and making friends — and she is ready to be your friend too!

Deaun Saxby

Draw 4
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello friends, my name is Deaun. I am a first year RA. This will be my sophomore year at Westminster. I plan on majoring in Economics or Finance. I am involved in BSU (Black Student Union) as well as ASW Events. I will be starting my second year in Griffin Quest (Leadership Program). You can also catch me at sport event performing during halftime. I am so excited for this year, I cannot wait to meet everyone! GO Griffins!

Reece Rhodes

Draw 5
Pronouns: he/him/his

Reece is a junior Physics major with a minor in Applied Computing. He enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and making low-quality puns. He grew up in a small town in Texas and lived there until he was 17. He loves spicy food, particularly anything with jalapeños. He also enjoys singing and was in choir for 6 years.

Neem Chhetri

Draw 6
Pronouns: he/him/his

Swornim is from Kathmandu, Nepal. It is his first year as Residence Advisor and he is majoring in computer science and mathematics. On campus, He work at library, in Information Services, and is also a tutor for computer and math. He loves playing music, jamming, and having fun times with friends. He is always happy to meet new people and travel.

Hailey Honovich

Draw 7
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hailey is an Aviation major who was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Her hobbies include volleyball, running, and skiing. She is a dog lover with a special place in her heart for German Shepherds. She wants to make a career out of flying.