Today the RA/CA spotlight is on Kaija Long, a Resident Assistant in Arlene Walter Hall. Kaija is a history major, and in her free time, enjoys watching Doctor Who or reading a good book.

This is Kaija’s second year as an RA and her favorite part of this position is helping fellow students find what they love and what they are good at. Kaija credits her biggest accomplishment in this position to making really great friends and helping others get involved in leadership opportunities. Kaija also talked about what this position has taught her.

“This job has taught me so much. I’ve learned that people aren’t as scary as I thought they were, and I have come out of my shell a little bit because of that. The most important skill that I’ve learned in this job is how to communicate with others and become more open.”

Kaija said that her favorite memory from her time on staff so far is learning how to wobble in RA training this past summer.

Thanks for all your hard work!