Georgia Gwinnett College's Resident Assistants (RAs) are optimistic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable representatives of the College's Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE).

Resident Assistants

2020/21 Academic Year

AutumnAutumn

Class: Junior
Major: Psychology, social/applied specialization
High school: Martin Luther King Jr.
Hometown: Lithonia, Ga.
Student involvement: Black Student Union, president; Student Center, student engagement specialist; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
I wanted to become an RA to assist and mentor residents through any challenges they might have. I want to be someone residents know they can go to for help, advice or conversation because being away from home can be a big adjustment for some people, and I want residents to know that I am here for them.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
I love the community we've established in housing. We may not know everyone personally, but we are familiar faces that have interacted with one another at some point in time.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about implementing social change to build a better and safer community for everyone.


DestiniDestini

Class: Senior
Major: Cinema and media arts productions
High school: Alexander
Hometown: Atlanta
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
Because I do feel I was out here to comfort and help others.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
The community

What are you passionate about?
Growing/evolving


ElwinElwin

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology and business administration
High school: Grayson
Hometown: Snellville/Grayson Ga.
Student involvement: Honors Program; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
To share the tips and tricks I’ve learned as a student here at GGC

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
The staff

What are you passionate about?
Spreading the Love of God to people by helping them prosper in life in any way I can (could be monetary, acts of service or by encouraging them).


HarrietHarriet

Class: Senior
Major: Human development and aging services
High school: Pebblebrook
Hometown: Ghana-West Africa
Student involvement: Student Government Association, president; Golden Key International Honour Society, vice president; GGC Honors Program, National Society and Leadership; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
To impact the student experience and help build a sense of community in housing

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
The convenience and connecting with my peers

What are you passionate about?
Advocacy and serving the student body


JaylenJaylen

Class: Senior
Major: Human development and aging services
High school: Monroe Area
Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia
Student involvement: Four Pillar Society; Student Government Association; Real Arts Matters; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
My RA had a big impact on my freshman year, and I wanted to impact someone else just like mine did me. I also wanted to be more involved in the process and learn how to become a better leader.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
My favorite thing about living on campus is the community. Talking to new people and gaining new perspectives about people is always amazing.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about giving back to my community and enriching other people’s lives. Being a role model and helping someone achieve a goal they are passionate about is my goal in life.


JoshuaJoshua

Class: Senior
Major: Information technology, software development concentration
High school: Leicester
Hometown: Leicester, Massachusetts
Student involvement: Grizzly Game Development Club, president; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
I wanted to become an RA to give back to the community that helped me become who I am today.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Having my own space

What are you passionate about?
Computers and video games


KatelynKatelyn

Class: Junior
Major: Business administration, management concentration
High school: East Laurens
Hometown: Dublin, Ga.
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
To help others in their new chapters of their lives

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Being able to be close to everything that is around and on campus

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about my savior Jesus!


KendylKendyl

Class: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
High school: Mountain View
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
I became an RA to get involved in the GGC community and make a difference in the student body.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
My favorite thing about living on campus is being able to live in an environment with people my age.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about being a person who people feel comfortable around. I want to help people be the best versions of themselves.


LindaLinda

Class: Freshman
Major: Nursing, religious studies minor
High school: Pickens
Hometown: Jasper, Ga.
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
To become more involved on campus

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Seeing a familiar face wherever I go

What are you passionate about?
True crime and hiking


NiaNia

Class: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
High school: Collins Hill
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
Impacting the community is something that I felt needed to be done, especially in GGC housing.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Everyone coming from different backgrounds to meet in one area is always something I love about campus.

What are you passionate about?
Helping people whether it’s family or friends or acts of kindness with strangers


NurNur

Class: Junior
Major: Criminal justice/criminology
High school: Chamblee Charter
Hometown: Bangladesh
Student involvement: Resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
I wanted to be an RA so that I could build alongside the housing community. I wanted to get involved and get others involved and ensure residents have a wonderful college experience.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Having my own personal safe space

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about change. The world needs a lot of it, and I am willing to do whatever I can to make positive change happen.


SamuelSamuel

Class: Senior
Major: Criminal justice/criminology
High school: Grayson
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Student involvement: Student Government Association, Judicial Council; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
When I was a freshman, I was very close to my RA as he was the first person who reached out to me when I was alone in an unfamiliar environment. That connection is what inspired me to be an RA so I could do the same for someone else.

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
The tight-knit community in housing that was cultivated by the SHaRE staff and RAs over time, through the many events and interactions they created even before I was an RA myself

What are you passionate about?
I'm very passionate about personal growth, technology and planning for the future.


SaraiyahSaraiyah

Class: Junior
Major: Business administration, international business concentration
High school: South Miami Senior High
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
Student involvement: So So Natural; resident assistant

Why did you want to become an RA?
To inspire others and create a home away from home 

What is your favorite thing about living on campus?
Interaction with residential community

What are you passionate about?
Music, learning and creating


 
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