Meet Your RAs
Choosing to live on-campus is choosing to take part in community living at Thomas Jefferson University. One of the main components to building the community on-campus is the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. The Resident Assistant staff is made up of upperclassmen students who want to make your on-campus experience the best it can be! The RA's build community by planning and holding programming events throughout the year in the residence halls or around campus.
In addition to programming, the Resident Assistants are there to help answer questions, provide assistance or address any issues that may arise in the residence halls. There is always a member of the Resident Assistant staff on-duty, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, in case of an emergency.
Below you will find a list of the student staff members who you will meet upon arrival.
Barringer Residence Staff
Elise comes to us from New Jersey and is in her second year here at TJU in the Occupational Therapy program. When she is not busy with her academics Elise is working on her arts & crafts or spending time outdoors hiking or enjoying the beach.
Martin was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an avid soccer fan and loves to play volleyball, tennis, and almost any other sport out there. Martin also loves cooking, and some even say he makes a delicious chicken parm. But whether you’re hungry or not, feel free to stop by and say hi.
Martin Residence Staff
Gealina will always be a California girl at heart, but is proud to be a Delawarean for the time being. A 2nd year medical student, she is always looking for potential distractions in all forms, but they tend to be food, TED talks, long walks, and street fairs. She enjoys going to concerts and theater shows in the area, and as a fellow poor student, she's always on the lookout for cheap/free things, so share what you find and she'll do the same!
Hailing from the rural mountains of Pennsylvania, Kami is a second year Couple and Family Therapy student with the hopes of pursuing pediatric medicine in the future! When she's not working, studying, or volunteering, she's perfecting her skills as an amateur electrician, painter, photographer, archer, and mechanic.
Even with a busy schedule, Kami loves meeting new people and goes out of her way to build relationships in her community. If you can catch her, say "hello!"
Lorater (nickname, Phabreeze) hails from Cameroon. He is a 3rd year Pharmacy student who enjoys playing soccer, dancing, going to the beach, travelling, listening to music, and watching the National Geographic Channel. He is a man of many talents who speaks Limbum, Pidgin English, and French.
Patricia hails from Lagos, Nigeria and is a third year JMC student. She loves music and can play three instruments. She also loves hanging out with people and is a big advocate of study breaks. Patricia finds Philadelphia and Center City to be especially fun because of frozen yogurt, interesting parks to explore, and Penn's Landing (for the calming water and scenery). She also loves to watch anime as a way to goof off and chill. Join her on your next study break.
Ruth hails from New England, and is studying Sonography (seeing with sound). Ruth enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and camping, utilizing snail mail, baking, and jigsaw puzzles. She is a firm believer that her attitude has a huge impact on her experiences. All of life is an adventure! Ruth enjoys getting to know people and sharing some of her (ever expanding list of) favorite spots around the city. Tell her about the great places you've found in Philly.
Tim joined the RA staff in 2012 and is excited to create a balanced academic and social atmosphere on the third floor of Martin! He will be a third year Physical Therapy student very interested in Orthopedics. Other than school, he enjoys following all of the Philadelphia sports teams, playing fantasy sports, playing basketball at the rec center, landscaping, and pursuing business opportunities. He is looking forward to meeting all of you and contributing to the helpful atmosphere at Jefferson!
Victor is a 2nd year medical student. He is the 7th consecutive Victor in his family tree. From the mountains of northern Utah, he enjoys skiing, rock-climbing, and mountain biking. Interested in imaging, he hopes to enter interventional radiology in a future someday. He also likes people so don’t be shy!
Orlowitz Residence Staff
Kumar is currently a second year medical student here at TJU. When he is not studying or working on his academics, he can be heard singing or playing his guitar. Kumar also enjoys cooking, ping-pong and unwinding with some board games.
Thy (pronounced “Tee”) is a 4th year pharmacy student. He enjoys staying active by biking around town, playing basketball and exercising. Each workout is topped off with ice cream because he has a big sweet tooth. Other interests include playing guitar, drawing, watching movies and sleeping. Thy is especially known for his ability to break dance. Feel free to ask him to show you some moves!
Toan is a 3rd year pharmacy student and is from Seattle, Washington. He has an interest in backpacking, animals, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mist, fantasy sports, and watching the food network. On his free time he likes exercising, improving his Spanish, cooking food, and hanging out with friends and family.