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.
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.
Arthur is a world changer from Los Angeles California majoring in Marketing. As a junior, he is committed to working for the University as both an RA and as an active member of the student senate. In addition to helping residents, Arthur enjoys long walks on the beach and dancing in the rain. His favorite food is Umph Cookies, but he loves trying new foods around Dallas. Arthur's favorite spot in Dallas is the Arboretum, or "The Arb" as he calls it, and he's always happy to bring anyone with him.
Second Floor Resident Assistants
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.
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!
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.
Amelia Eskridge is an RA from The Woodlands, TX, but currently lives in McElvany third floor South. She is a junior majoring in EMIS and Spanish. Apart from being an RA, she is a member of the Belle Tones a capella group and is a Lyle ambassador. During her free time, Amelia likes to read and do yoga. Her favorite food is Cheetos.
Fourth Floor Resident Assistant
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!