Hello IRC! My name is Varun Saxena and this is my third year at the IRC. It is my second year on staff and I am very excited to be your Senior Resident Advisor this year! I am originally from Delhi, India but have been living in Singapore for the last 11 years now. I am a third year at UVa, majoring in Economics with a minor in Leadership. I love playing cricket and tennis. I am also trying to improve my guitar skills and enjoy listening to all kinds of music. Please stop by Munford 101 and say hello, I would love to meet you all. Welcome to the IRC and look forward to a great year ahead!
Resident Advisor of Lewis
Hi IRC! My name is Mike Bock-- I'm a third-year and will be the RA in Lewis. I was born in Helsinki Finland and lived overseas for several years before settling in Hampton, VA. I love reading books, drinking coffee, hiking, exploring cities, eating long meals, traveling and having lengthy discussions about almost anything (and sometimes nothing). So if you like any of those things, or even if you don't, do stop by room sometime because I love getting a new perspective! When I'm not savoring the world, I am a counselor for the University Judiciary Committee and have been on the Executive Board of SEED (Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development) for two years. Away from grounds, I am part of the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and have been involved in several education reform initiatives. I am particularly interested in education policy and urban design, and want to better understand the way they interact and influence one another. I can't wait to meet!
Resident Advisor of Hoxton
Hello, my name is Scott Tilton. I am a French Creole from New Orleans (New-a-leunz), Louisiana. However, I am not from the cast of Swamp People. This will be my second year, and I am probably going to major in Foreign Affairs and French. Over the summer I studied on Semester at Sea, but I’ll be glad to return to the IRC as an RA in Hoxton. I am passionate about American football (Who Dat?!) and I enjoy playing the piano. If you are a spicy food fanatic, Francophile, Saints fan, musician, or would just like to, please stop by my room at Hoxton 106 and say hello. Laissez les bons temps rouler (Cajun: Let the good times role!)
Resident Advisor of Munford 3rd Floor
To all the new folk, welcome to the IRC! To all the returners, welcome back to your UVa home! My name is Paola Castillo (PAH-OH-LA) a fourth year Comm school kid concentrating in accounting born and raised in Lima, Peru. My temporary crib will be in Munford 332 for the year, where I shall be studying, laying on my bed looking at my star-filled ceiling, or hanging J I am also president of a student organization on grounds called Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), which I think you all should join! (doing good in the community through business practices? The future of business!). One of my hobbies is American Sign Language (ASL), which I’m still trying to dominate as a third language, along with learning about new cultures and attempting to learn new languages. So if you are interested in SIFE, want to see me attempt a non-Latin language, or just want to talk and eat food, come on over J
Resident Advisor of Munford 3rd Floor
Hi everyone! My name is Nour Alamiri and I am a second year in the college. Being raised as an Iraqi-American in Fairfax, Virginia and traveling to over 15 countries around the world has exposed me to a wide variety of cultures and languages. And I love it! Aside from traveling, I love soccer, dance, music, movies, food, and fashion. I am so excited to be at the IRC for another year, and look forward to meeting all of you!
Resident Advisor of Munford 2nd Floor
Friends! My name is Ariel (not to be confused with some wide-eyed, finned character), and I'm so excited to welcome you to the IRC! While coming from a Persian family, I'm proud to be from Delaware, more affectionally known as the Small Wonder. I am a fourth year Biochemistry and Global Development Studies/ Global Public Health major, so you can basically talk to me about just about anything - I'll listen. I love telling ridiculous stories, crafting, and exchanging music. I've also been trying my hand at the ukulele and melodica lately, so let me know if you want to jam! And did I mention I'm very loud and proud about being the RA of 2nd Floor Munford (my two-time home) this year? That's right. Please stop by my room for a laugh, a hug or an occasional bad joke or two. Peace!
Resident Advisor of Munford 2nd Floor
Hi All! My name is Corinne April, but I just go by Corinne, and I am a global citizen! Literally, I have 3 passports but don’t tell the government that J I just want to give you all a whopping welcome to the IRC and UVA, if you’re new! I was born in Trinidad but have lived in Alexandria VA for pretty much my entire life. I am Pre-Med but hope to major in Global Development and Public Health (cross your fingers for me). But I’m really at UVA to get as much of a well-rounded education as possible, so please come talk to me about anything that makes you passionate. Personally, I’m into cooking, jui-jit-su, tennis, playing music, dancing, video games, and so much more. Come visit me on the 2nd floor of Munford, I’m sure we’ll find something to talk about ;)
Resident Advisor of Gwathmey 1st Floor
Hey everyone! My name is Michael and I am from Long Island, New York. I am a rising second year in the College majoring in both Music and Biology, and intend on going to veterinary school following UVA. I love playing almost any sport (top ones being basketball, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, soccer, and volleyball) and love playing my tenor saxophone. Going along with that, I am in the marching band, so everyone should go to the football games (if only to hear the marching band play!) Anyway, I plan on cooking a ton this semester, so feel free to check out the first floor Gwathmey kitchen to see if you can nab some free food. If you need me at all, want to watch a movie, play any sport, or eat some good food, stop by Gwathmey 121. I love meeting new people!
Resident Advisor of Gwathmey 2nd Floor
Welcome IRC-ers! My name is Fortuna Gyeltsen, a Psychology major and prospective Global Sustainability minor. I enjoy any sort of physical activity, randomly discovering events around Cville, and have most recently been trying my hand at cooking. If you're looking for someone to go on an outing with, to cook with or to just chill with, you know where to find me!
Resident Advisor of Gwathmey 3rd Floor
Hi there, my name is Yongjin. Some of my American friends call me “YJ” at their discretion for some reason, but I tolerate them anyway. Some of my European friends call me “Jin” also at their discretion, and I tolerate them too. I really don’t mind either as long as you know my name. Having said that please let me know if I ever get your names wrong!
I’m a third-year student studying Philosophy and Economics. I was born and raised in Seoul and also spent my adolescence in Geneva and Auckland. I love travelling regardless of budget, playing guitar and jamming with mates as well as playing football (soccer), riding bicycles, drinking things (water and tea for example) and talking about all sorts of things. I am very excited to be part of the IRC! All of you are more than welcome to drop by my room, Gwartmey 321 at any time. Cheers
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