Resident Advisors

Residential Life staff on Gilman Hall steps

2016-17 Residential Life staff.

We currently employ over 70 student staff members as Resident Advisors who assist and enhance our goal to build community within our residence halls. These staff members dedicate countless hours to training, programming, and community building to help us strengthen the undergraduate experience.

Headshot of Jonah, RAThe Residential Life staff continues to contribute and support community growth not only in the residence halls but across the JHU campus. Their passion for serving students has truly shaped my undergraduate experience and the next steps in my academic career. – Jonah, Resident Advisor 2015–17

We have finished RA Recruitment and are currently fully staffed for the 2017-2018 academic year. Thank you all candidates for their time and we are looking forward to another great year with our students.

Meet our Staff

Residential Advisor Awards

Corey J. Michalos Award

Awarded for leading Residential Life by example through respect, compassion, resilience, and authenticity.
“I can teach you to be a good RA, but I can’t teach you to be a good person”


  • Matthew Brown
  • Sofi Espinosa

Dorothy F. Sheppard Award

Awarded to a RA for embodying the spirit of Residential Life by quietly leaving your mark and making a difference.

  • 2016-2017, Ryan Carroll
  • 2015-2016, Sidnei McCrea & Ariana Cruz
  • 2014-2015, Rachel Wolinski
  • 2013-2014, Fatimah Alkhunaizi
  • 2012-2013, Marina Palma Lima & Scarlett Hao
  • 2011-2012, Karen Chan
  • 2010-2011, Lara India & Carolyn Pearce
  • 2009-2010, Naomi Ranz-Schleifer & Maria Dina DiGennaro
  • 2008-2009, Lakshmi Muthu & Craig Rosenblum
  • 2007-2008, Cyurry Choi
  • 2006-2007, Shereen El Mallan & Darryn Jones
  • 2005-2006, Rudy Martinez
  • 2004-2005, Nisha Agrawal
  • 2003-2004, Neena Marupudi & Anu Sheshadri
  • 2002-2003, Kevin Alford
  • 2001-2002, Dulles Wang, Isai Thirumavalavan, Emily Petersen, Eric Horvath, Greg Gazzillo, Erica Eisenhart & Sarah Davies
  • 2000-2001, Jeffrey Fletcher, Asha Jayakrishnan, Sriyesh Krishnan, Marcus Leung-Shea & Marty Milton

Above & Beyond Award

Awarded to multiple RA’s on each staff at the end of each year for their dedication to the position and residents, while supporting the campus community.


Scott Zheng, Lucinda Chiu, Carolyn Duman, Kristen Wallach, Kimmy Wang, Haroon Ghori, Joanna Schneider, Tommy Koh, Hunter Risher, Matthew Brown, Paige Stanley, & Astha Berry


Michelle Farhat, Marysol Encarnacion, Hunter Risher, Vini Kumar, Nick Cheung, Clay Zou, Sofi Espinosa, Diamond Hale, Justin Lee, Kevin Chen, Asako Inagawa, & Tommy Koh


Brett Brodsky, Louis Kester, Bridget Nucum, Tessa Wiseman, Michelle Farhat, Courtney Whitelock, Gigi Cabello, Lauren Snyder, Ivar Ogden, Molly Merkel, & James Caracoglia


Fatimah Alkhunaizi, Rudy Fernandez, Linda Poon, Jorge Alvarado, Alisha Jamil, Sunny Suntharanund, Miliana Budimirovic, Ben Karabasz, Amanda Valledor, Zachary Ferguson, Josh Langfus, & Rachel Wolinsky


Marissa Babb, Samira Hassan, Michael Setteducato, Pujan Dave, Kayla Herne, Dominic Thomas, Kiara Doss, Koko Kumar, Amanda Valledor, Alexis Haralambous, Heather Merchut, & Timari Yow