Meet the Resident Assistants

 NORTH HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Benedetta (Benni) Bagala

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: Supernatural or Bones

Hobbies: Eating and watching TV

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to create connections an learn useful skills to grow as a person.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jayme Momie

Major: Human Resources Management

Year in school: Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: Manifest

Hobbies: Reading, writing, exercising, listening to music, gardening, watching movies, and road tripping

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to create a safe space for students in the residence halls, as well as making sure that the residents have a warm and welcoming environment within the community. Also, I became an RA to spread diversity through the residence halls by creating different programs to learn about new cultures and different backgrounds. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Steven Roberts

Major: Physics and Chemistry

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: Sherlock

Hobbies: Running and playing Spikeball

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to build a community in the halls and to be a person that people could come to for help with anything they may need.

Resident Assistant

Name: Daisy Vargas

Major: Biology

Year in school: sophomore 

Favorite TV show or movie: Chicago Med 

Hobbies: I like to read, practice archery, and hangout with my friends in my free time.

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I wanted to become more involved on campus and meet new people! 



 FOUNDERS HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Siyoung “Andy” Choi

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Ted Lasso or Toy Story

Hobbies: Playing Piano and taking naps

Why you became an RA: I became an RA so I can have different interactions with numerous people so they have the best possible time at Lewis.

Resident Assistant

Name: Natalia Penalbert

Major: Aviation Administration

Year in school: Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Way of the Househusband

Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, playing Cookie Clicker

Why you became an RA:  I became an RA to emulate the hospitality I received as a freshman to future Lewis students. Helping newcomers get acclimated into the University life and matching their needs to the appropriate resources on campus has been my goal as an RA. In addition, creating a safe space where everyone feels comfortable enough to express themselves.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jadalynn Vile

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Office Of Course! 

Hobbies: I love reading, I am a huge Stephen King fan, I like watching movies and hanging out with friends!

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to build a connection with students, to be a mentor and to be a place where people can go if they are in need of a friend or someone to listen to them.

Resident Assistant

Name: Emily Lindemann

Major: Physics and Aerospace Engineering

Year in school:  Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: NCIS

Hobbies: Mountain Biking with my brother, reading, and watching hockey

Why you became an RA: I really want to help incoming freshmen make the smoothest transition into college life they can so they can have the best experience at Lewis. Living away from home for the first time is a little daunting, so I want to make sure that each student can feel at home while they're away.

Resident Assistant

Name: Sebastian Stoerzer

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Green Mile, South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Hobbies: Running, going to the gym, going on walks, yoga, cooking

Why you became an RA: Being in college is an unforgettable experience in your life, and I want to help students have a memorable and great time at Lewis and in the residence halls. I also know from experience how important it is to have good RAs and wish to build upon that.



 SHEIL HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Cassie Stupay

Major: Nursing

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Gilmore Girls or 10 Things I hate about you

Hobbies: Painting, photography, working out, watching movies, and hanging out with friends

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to feel more connected within the Lewis community and to guide new students as they start their college career.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jayleen Leon

Major: Biology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies: Writing Poetry, playing video games

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I feel I can help incoming students feel more comfortable. There is an overwhelming feeling when starting the year and not knowing who can help and where can it be found is more difficult. That is why I hope to help many students find their way around, feel less stressed, and be more comfortable in their new homes. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Tommy Juricek

Major: Cybersecurity

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Breaking Bad 

Hobbies: Snowboarding, watching motorsports, listening to music, and intramural sports

Why you became an RA: To become more engaged with Lewis, and to gain valuable skills.

Resident Assistant

Name: Justin Lee

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Sully

Hobbies: Other than flying, I love to go to the gym and going for long runs

Why you became an RA: I became an RA due to the profound impact my own RA’s had on me during my freshmen year. Their invaluable assistance and support left a profound mark. They have inspired me to pay it forward by offering guidance and aid to incoming students.



 SOUTH HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Jason Bunales

Major: Accounting and Business Administration

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Emperor’s New Groove

Hobbies: Playing Volleyball and Working Out

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I wanted to be a support resource for residents on campus, helping them feel welcomed on campus and help develop the sense of community on campus.

Resident Assistant

Name: Nicole Manke

Major: Social Work/Human Resource Management minor

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Community and New Girl

Hobbies: Crocheting, kayaking, and reading

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because the community aspect this position holds. I could really see that through the RA’s I had my first year and I wanted to contribute to a safe and healthy campus in the same way. Being involved around campus is something that always appealed to me and this position is perfect for that.



 DE LA SALLE HALL NORTH HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Alex Camacho

Major: Economics/Finance Minor in Spanish

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Office

Hobbies: Baseball, Music

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to better myself and provide a healthy community for others.

Resident Assistant

Name: Molly Paez

Major: Computer Science

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Our Flag Means Death

Hobbies: In my free time, I like to knit, crochet, read, and go on nature walks.

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I liked the idea of being a constant in people's lives. Someone who can be there for them, whether in an unlikely situation or if they need somebody to talk to.



 DE LA SALLE HALL SOUTH HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Jacob Arrowood

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Sandman

Hobbies: Volleyball, Basketball & Video Games

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to encourage more student participation and school spirit.



 CODY HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Somuadina “Somy” Uwaezuoke

Major: Cybersecurity

Year in school: Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Breaking Bad, Beasts of No Nation

Hobbies: Video games, Drawing, Basketball and skateboarding

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to push myself out of my comfort zone and to talk to more people and to form relationships with people around me as I feel I have good people skills just sometimes I don’t put myself in the position to use them.

Resident Assistant

Name: Erin Cunningham

Major: Aviation Administration minoring in Public Policy 

Year in school: Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: New Girl or Numb3rs

Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, and Photography

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I enjoy being around people and helping others. I have always had a knack for arts and crafts and enjoy the little things that come with being an RA. But I mainly enjoy meeting new people and being there for others. 



 RYAN HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Grace Schmucker

Major: Nursing

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Greatest Showman or 10 things I hate about you

Hobbies: Sleeping, running, playing lacrosse, concerts, watching movies, hanging out with friends

Why you became an RA: I had friends that are RA’s and I wanted to become more involved on campus.

Resident Assistant

Name: Kristen Pavitt

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: Mama Mia

Hobbies: Building Legos and reading

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I enjoy the social aspect of it, meeting new people from different backgrounds and getting to know them. I also know how hard the transition into college can be for people and I want to be able to make a comfortable and fun environment for all my fellow peers. 



 POPE JOHN PAUL II HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Grace Barnes

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Criminal Minds or S.W.A.T.

Hobbies: Reading

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to be able to help the school community and to gain more experience in leadership roles.

Resident Assistant

Name: Michael Pruiett

Major: Aviation Flight, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Year in school: Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Iron Giant

Hobbies: Virtual Reality

Why you became an RA: I wanted to become an RA to improve the experience for transfer students coming into campus for their first year.



 MOTHER TERESA HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Aletheia Johnson

Major: Psychology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Grey’s Anatomy 

Hobbies: Going on walks, working at a summer camp near my home town, and hanging out with friends and family

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I have a passion for helping others. I want to create a loving and excepting environment for this year and years to come. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Connor Parks

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Hunt for Red October

Hobbies: Flying

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I knew how important bonding with people is and creating those friendships and I wanted to be able to have that same kind of close friendships with each other.



 DOROTHY DAY HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Eduarda (Duda) Marcon Pazdzicki da Silva

Major: International Relations

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Suits or Letters to Juliet

Hobbies: Dancing and Reading

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I want to be an example of a leader in the student community and at the same time a person who can help the students feel welcome and at home. I came from a different country so I understand how important it is to live in a good environment and how necessary it's to feel welcome. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Lily Reyes

Major: Forensic Criminal Investigation

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: Interstellar or La La Land

Hobbies: Playing piano and Ministry at my Church

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I wanted to help others feel and stay connected to the community here on campus.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jarrett Schiedemeyer

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: I really like any comedy show, such as The Office! I also like TV dramas like Suits and The Rookie!

Hobbies: I really love traveling! So far, I have been to 46 States and 15 countries! My favorite country I have traveled to has been Greece. I also enjoy playing golf and flying!

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to help mentor new students and have a closer relationship with my residents!



 ST. CHARLES BORROMEO HALL

Resident Assistant

Name: Kendra Jackson

Major: Information Technology

Year in School: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies: Watching YouTube

Why you became an RA: I wanted to interact with residents and be a part of programs on campus. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Daniel Munoz

Major: Marketing

Year in school: Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Chosen

Hobbies: Video Games/Football

Why you became an RA: I wanted a bigger opportunity to reach more people, having the chance to create friendships and to get people connected with each other and that’s what being an RA allows me to do. 

Resident Assistant

Name: James Taylor

Major: Aviation Flight Management

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Interstellar

Hobbies: Flying, Basketball, Weight Lifting, Traveling

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I wanted to be the person that I needed throughout my experience at Lewis, for someone else.