The end of the summer is a very busy time for our SOAs. With many residents moving out and preparing for the arrival of our students in September, they truly work so hard to keep our operations running! Their hard work has definitely earned their turn under the Summer Staff Spotlight! This spotlight is on third-year Residence Life employee Adrian Nelson!
Adrian has worked with us at Residence Life in a variety of positions over the past three years including Summer Housing Assistant, Summer Operations Assistant (for two summers), Front Desk Assistant, Desk and Facilities Manager, and even assumes the role of Director of Residence Life when Gail steps away. He is entering his senior year at UWGB as a Human Development major with a Psychology minor. Originally from Kingsford, MI his favorite part about working Residence Life are some of the people he gets to work with. More specifically Gail because she keeps his vase out and Dawn because she gives him garlic! When not working for Residence Life you can find Adrian acting as a peer mentor of Dr. Sawa Senzaki’s Psychology First Year Seminar course and a group facilitator for Queer People of Color (QPOC).
Adrian, thank you for another amazing summer, as well as the past three years you have been part of the Residence Life! Your hard work, and contagious laughter, is extremely valuable to us here UWGB Residence Life!
Name: Adrian Nelson
Year in School: Senior
Major: Human Development
Hometown: Kingsford, MI
Favorite Part about UWGB: There are so many places to snooze.
Favorite Class/Professor: Dr. Sawa Senzaki
Best Study Spot on Campus: 6th floor of the library in the corner group project room with the little window because there’s always little inspirational sticky notes or messages on the window. I can also take my shoes off without judgement.
Favorite Movie: Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and The Greatest Showman
Current show you are binge watching on Netflix/Hulu: The Handmaids Tale and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Hidden Talent: I can wiggle my ears?
Are you cat or dog person? Dog. I want to adopt a lil guy one day. Aquatic pets are currently where it’s at for me
Best piece of advice you ever received: Sleep on it. The decision you made won’t change with one night of sleep if it’s truly what you want.
If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? Kelly Steffes because I want to have a twin.
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be? Pad Thai, Sriracha, and maybe a life vest.