Today is all about Gillian Evanoff, a first year RA in Arlene Walter Hall! As an aspiring chemistry teacher, Gillian wanted to be a RA in order to gain life experience and to learn what it is like to have some responsibility for students that depend on her in some way, shape, or form.
Being an RA is a learning process according to Gillian.
“I am in the process of learning, through the RA position, how to effectively solve social issues in my community. This includes first taking the initiative to confront issues, then to encourage positive growth,” Gillian said.
Being a RA allows you to meet many new people, which is Gillian’s favorite part of the job.
“I really enjoy the connections that have been and will continue to be forged through this job, not only to people but to areas of campus that I wouldn’t otherwise be connected with,” Gillian said.
It’s also the connections in the classroom that make Gillian enjoy being a student at UWGB.
“I absolutely love the connection that students can have to all of their professors,” Gillian said, “It is inexpressibly encouraging to be able to inquire directly with my professors when I have questions or concern.”
So far, Gillian’s favorite part of being a RA has been move-in day.
“Everyone was new, fresh, and whoever they wanted to be and it was also when I grew a foot and a half as a leader,” Gillian said.
Gillian is majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Education.
Keep up the fantastic work Gillian!