Today the RA/CA spotlight is on Kelsey McCormick, a Resident Assistant in Roy Downham Hall. Kelsey is an environmental policy and planning major, and in her free time, Kelsey likes to read, run, and spend time with family and friends.

This is Kelsey’s first year as an RA and her favorite part of her position is being able to help people. “. It is important to me that I answer all of my resident’s questions, even if that means doing a little research on my own. This has helped me to form many great bonds with the people I live with.” Kelsey said. Kelsey also notes becoming an RA as one of her biggest accomplishments. Being an RA has taught Kelsey to see things differently. “I have learned to work to others’ strengths along with respect the responsibilities in which they are held accountable. I have become much more confident with my leadership skills/style and can now better communicate my points to others.” Kelsey said.

Kelsey also reflected on her favorite staff memories, saying that she could not pin down just one memory. “I love the goofy moments that I get to share with my fellow staff members. Whether they be during the team builders that we do before every meeting or at Applebee’s for half price apps at 11 at night. I can always count on being surrounded by optimistic people to make it their personal responsibility to make your day great!” Kelsey said.

Thanks for all you do Kelsey!