To kick off the 2014-15 academic year, Saint Mary's resident directors and advisors took selfies and shared why they're excited for the upcoming year. Contribute your own selfies and tag us on Instagram at @stmarysca.
"I'm looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2018 to the Gael family." --Callie Coker, R.A., Assumption Hall
"I'm so looking forward to another year as Resident Director in More!" --Jen Herzog, R.D., More Hall
"I'm excited to start a new year as a RD at SMC, Guerrieri West." -- Raina Leon, R.D., Guerrieri West
"Excited for the year? Yes! Can't wait to be inspired by the new Gaels!" --Tereza Joy Kramer, R.D., De La Salle Hall
"I'm excited for this year's opportunity to get involved in the SMC community in a new way!” --Andrea Cruchett, R.A., Aquinas Hall
"I plan to spend 15 minutes with every one of my new students the first week." --Scott Logan, R.D., Augustine Hall
"I really enjoy showing my residents all of the fun things to do and ways to get involved." --Gillian Cutshaw, R.D., Mitty Hall
"I am most excited to see and experience all the adventures that this year has in store!" --Mariah Arguilez, R.A., Aquinas Hall
"I’m excited for Justin residents to be known on campus as the most interesting people at SMC." --Drew Riley, R.D., Justin Hall
"I'm excited to meet new friends this upcoming year!" --Kelsey Wong, R.A., Aquinas Hall
"I'm excited for welcoming my future residents to the next chapter of their lives. On a personal reason, I'm excited for my senior year of Saint Mary's and looking forward to making even more lasting friendships and ending my college career on a high note." -- Ronny Zelaya, R.A., Justin Hall, first floor
"Can't wait to meet the new girls coming into Justin, 2nd Floor!" -- Irene Umipig, R.D.
“I’m excited to meet my new residents and get to know them!” -- Sydney Purkey, R.A., Justin Hall
“Jelly Bean sent in her selfie. She is very excited to see the residents to arrive at South Claeys and to be their pet therapy dog!” - Jane Camarillo, Vice Provost for Student Life
“Excited for my first full academic year at SMC!” — Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, Dean of Students
“I’m pumped for the Becket babes and buds to move in and kick off this sweet school year! Jim is pretty excited too!" — Megan Howell, Becket Hall
"I'm excited to be able to make SMC an exciting new home for you students!" -- Ardi Samonte, De La Salle, 2nd floor
Matthew Gahagan, Claeys North 1st floor.
“I am so excited for this year because it will be my last year at SMC, and I can't wait to get more involved in our beautiful community before I have to say goodbye!” -- Jaclyn Olson, Augustine Hall, 3rd floor.
“I am excited to meet all of the amazing Saint Mary's students and work with you all this year! And don't forget to check out the RHA events this year!” - Allison Dea, R.D. for Syufy
“So excited to be returning to my first year home, Mitty Hall, as the Resident Advisor! Can't wait to create endless memories with my residents as I take on my senior year! Go Gaels!” - Ariana Alvarez, R.A., Mitty
"I'm excited to receive the opportunity to lead by example, hoping to be a positive influence amongst my peers!" -- Tevin Goodwin, R.A., Freitas Hall
"I am looking forward to building relationships with all my residents and creating a vibrant, inclusive and supportive community in Sabatte." -- Laura Diaz, R.A., Sabatte Townhouse
"I am excited for the 2014-15 SMC academic year because of the opportunities and experiences I will be able to offer to all transfer students that will live in Aquinas!" - Diego J. Ríos, Aquinas Hall
"I am looking forward to learning and growing, both academically and personally. Most of all, I am excited to create new and unforgettable memories this year here at SMC!" -- Litzia Martin, Augustine Hall
"I am excited for this coming year because I can't wait to get to know everyone and create an inclusive Ageno B family that will last for years to come!" -- Roshni Mistry, R.A., Ageno
"Looking forward to meeting my residents and building a close community in our hall." -- Olivia Petti, R.A., Siena
"Super excited to meet all my new Augustine residents, welcome home class of 2018!" - Natalie Vazquez, R.D., Augustine Hall, 2nd floor
"I look forward to welcoming all the new residents of De La Salle and assisting them in their transition to college!" -- Erik Coloma '09, De La Salle, 2nd floor.
"Back in the Game!" -- Brother Kenneth, Freitas Hall
“I'm so excited for this new leadership position at SMC as an RA for sophomore residents!” -- Evelyn Minaise, R.A., More Hall
"I'm always excited for move in day and the enthusiasm of new students and especially as this my 10th year in Assumption." -- Chris Jones, Assumption Hall
"Students make me happy! Can't wait to welcome you to Ageno B!" — Sr. Dolores, R.D., Ageno B