This academic year brings a new face to the resident assistant (RA) community, Ellisia Quintana. After living in T2 for her first year at Riddle, Ellisia now oversees 36 students on her floor in Mingus Hall 1. While majoring in Forensic Psychology and minoring in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Ellisia enjoys practicing the gentle art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and competing in state and international competitions during her free time!
Q: Which is your favorite housing complex and why?
A: My favorite housing complex is the village because the apartments are spacious
Q: What do you like the most and the least about your position?
A: I love being able to help residents when they need me, even if it’s at 3am. My least favorite thing about my position is responding to fire alarms and writing IRs, especially if things don’t work out.
Q: What program have you done or are you planning that you are most proud of?
A: Planning the large-scale program with other RAs is what I’m most proud of. It’ll happen October 24 in the Hall 3 amphitheater, and we are trying our hardest to make it really fun for the residents.
Q: Being an RA requires lots of energy, do you think you’ve changed since taking the role? How so?
A: I’ve definitely changed since taking the role. Because I play sports outside of school and taking 17 credits, and am on call for duty, I have gotten better at time management.
Q: I know the Department of Housing and Residence Life has three pillars that RAs strive to uphold: customer service, community, and care. Which is the most important to you?
A: I feel as if care is the most important to me. You can have a community, and provide customer service, but if you don’t care about the community or if you don’t care about the quality of service, then it’s easy for those two pillars to fall through.