RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

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Alex Henderson

1st Floor

Alex is a risking Junior from Oneonta, New York majoring in Vocal Performance with a minor in Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship. When she’s not in Meadows, Alex loves hanging out with friends, reading, anything outdoors, traveling and going to concerts. She has been involved on campus as a Mustang Corral Guide, Emerging Leader and Her Campus staff writer. Her favorite thing about VS is getting to pet Dr. Ann’s dogs as often as possible.

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Joel Booth

2nd Floor Snider

Joel is a rising Senior studying Mechanical Engineering from Lake Jackson, Texas. Along with being an RA in Virginia-Snider, he works as an undergraduate research assistant at the SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory on East Campus. In his free time, Joel enjoys participating in intramural sports teams for VS, running on the Katy Trail or at White Rock Lake, and playing on the men’s club volleyball team at SMU. His favorite place on campus is Dallas Hall Lawn, and he looks forward to hanging out with residents in the second floor lounge of VS.

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Kaitlyn Lee

2nd Floor Virginia

Kaitlyn is a rising sophomore from Hacienda Heights, CA. She’s a pre-health student planning to double major in Math and Chemistry and minor in business. Her involvements on campus include the Watermark College Ministry, the East Asian Student Association, and the business fraternity AKPsi. With her free time, you'll find her spending it shooting hoops, practicing her hand-lettering, or learning the ukulele. Her favorite VS tradition is Sunday Night Snacks because it gives everyone a chance to get to know other VS residents in an intimate and laid back setting. Kaitlyn’s advice to new students is patience and persistence are important in college. It takes time and effort to find your good friends, figure out which organizations you want to join, and find your niche on campus. Patience and persistence will show you're going the distance!

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Bethany Jelinek

3rd Floor Snider

Bethany is a rising sophomore studying vocal performance and music education. She’s originally from Richardson and is super familiar with the Dallas area and would love to show you around. Her favorite way to spend a night is either at a concert or a hockey game. Her favorite VS tradition would have to be Sunday Night Snacks; cookies and dogs, what’s not to love? Her advice to incoming freshman is to embrace change even if it feels uncomfortable. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone will often create some awesome experiences!

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Dylan Beams

3rd Floor Virginia

Dylan is a rising Senior from Frisco, Texas double majoring in Biology and Psychology with minors in Business Administration and Chemistry on the Pre-Health Track. Outside of being an RA in VS, he is also the Family Weekend Chair of Student Foundation, the Business Director of Southern Gentlemen A Cappella, the Membership Vice President and Public Relations Chair of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, and does research in a lab on campus. His favorite event is Sunday Night Snacks because of the great food and community that can be found there.

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Timothy Hughes

Ground Floor Snider

Timothy is a rising sophomore, born and raised in Rockwall, Texas, majoring in mechanical engineering and math. Tim works on water well projects for Engineers Without Borders and helped plan SMU’s biggest events and traditions with Student Foundation. He is also involved in the Watermark College Ministry. His favorite VS tradition is Queso night, because who doesn’t love a good Tex-mex snack? His advice to new students is to get involved in VS and other organizations quickly and ask upperclassmen a lot of questions!

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Hannah Massman

Ground Floor Virginia

Hannah is a rising a senior from Frisco, Texas, majoring in psychology and religious studies. Since coming to SMU, she’s been involved in Watermark College Ministry where she gets to lead a group of incredible girls. Hannah wants to encourage every newcomer to try all the clubs that catch your eye, then choose one or two and give them your all. Diving deep into an organization that you’re passionate about is so fun and college is one of the few seasons in life you’ll have time to! While in VS, be sure to connect with those living in your hall, as this is a great benefit of living in a community!