Seenia ThaoToday the RA/CA spotlight is on Seenia Thao, a social work major with an emphasis in child welfare and a minor in psychology. Seenia said the best way to remember how to pronounce her name is “Seenia later, alligator!”

“When I am not hanging out with my friends and boyfriend, visiting my baby nephew, or eating good food, I’m catching up on all the shows I am addicted to. I also enjoy creative writing, especially poetry.” Seenia said in regards to her free time.

This is Seenia’s third semester being an RA and her favorite part of the position is being a resource to her residents. “When I see residents comfortable in their housing spaces, with their roommates, and with me as a resource they can depend on.” Seenia said.

Seenia has had a lot of success as an RA, earning a few awards and still being able to stay strong academically. “My biggest accomplishment as an RA was being recognized as the New Resident Assistant of the Year Award after only a semester of being employed in the position. I also was happy to receive recognition from Roy/Phase 3 Communities with Outstanding Door Decorations for my Fat Ninja door decorations last semester.” Seenia said. Seenia has also dramatically improved her GPA and has received two Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award.

Seenia said that being an RA has taught her the importance of community and teamwork. Seenia said that her favorite memories from being on staff are all the laughs and fun at the weekly staff meetings.