Resident Assistants (RAs) are current SMU students and leaders. These student leaders live on the floor with students and work to build community on their halls while ensuring that each of their residents is safe; they do this by planning programs, responding to student issues, and completing on call rotations. RAs act as the first point of contact for residents that have questions, concerns, or need help making popcorn.
First Floor Resident Assistants
Jamie is a Junior from Keller, TX. He is studying Applied Mathematics with a minor in Philosophy. When not reading and studying value or the origins of thought, Jamie loves to be slinging frisbees on the Dallas Hall Lawn. EVO, SMU's ultimate frisbee team, is second in his heart only to the McMansion! He hopes to teach and coach wrestling in the future.
Lauren Jameson, class of 2019, hails from Duncanville, TX. She is studying Biology on the Pre-Med track here at SMU and will be going on three years of living in McElvaney at the start of the 2017-18 school year. You can always catch her hard at work making McElvaney a great place to live and engaging with residents. Fun fact: she loves the theater!
Second Floor Resident Assitants
Roby Liebbe is a Dallas born RA who is majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in Spanish. He enjoys traveling and photography. On campus, he is a member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the SMU Water Polo Club. While his favorite food is duck confit, he is always down to try something new.
Sofia is a gem, but before exploring her many facets, let’s get the facts down. Sofia is the ruthless first floor north RA. She craves challenge and easily satiates her appetite. She is a double major in Finance and Economics, and when she grows up she wants to be an astronaut or a fortune 500 CEO. The world is just waiting to show her that in fact, she can do both. There is not a thing that this shiny woman cannot accomplish.
Third Floor Resident Assistants
James Li, a rising junior, hails from the city of Beijing. James enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and you can generally find him in the gym. James is majoring in Finance and also enjoys going on long bike rides. His favorite food is yu xiang rou si, a spicy Chinese pork dish. Fun Fact: James picked his name because he is a huge fan of LeBron James.
Marissa Dusek is a junior here at SMU, majoring in mechanical engineering with a biomedical specialization. She’s also a Hunt Scholar who is dedicated to serving her community. When she’s not building robots, or helping organize events like Relay for Life, you can find her making crafts!
Fourth Floor Resident Assistant
Abby is a junior from El Paso, Texas studying Chemistry on the medical track. She loves being involved on campus and is a member of Student Senate, Student Foundation, the University Honors Program, and more. When she’s not studying, you can find her on Dallas Hall Lawn playing with dogs. Her favorite food is anything sweet!