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Meet your RA

Your Resident Assistant (RA) is going to be a critical part of your On-Campus living experience, so it is helpful to get to know them!  When you receive your placement email, you will also be notified of who your RA will be.  We have had our staff post some pictures and brief bios, so you have a chance to get to know them a little better before you even arrive on campus.  Click on their name to learn more about them, and feel free to get to know all of our staff because you will likely see them around!

-Residential Living Staff

Shane Broxterman

Lower Level, LLC Rooms 001-014

shane broxterman

Major: Pre-Med Biology

Year: Junior

Campus involvement: Biology Club, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, TriBeta Biological Honor Society, Bod Squad

Hobbies/Special Interests: In my free time I love to play drums. I also like to play and watch basketball. I especially enjoy supporting my nieces and nephews at their sporting events. Lastly, I like to travel and have intentions on making it to all 50 states and to almost every continent.

One Hope for my community next year: I hope to see each of my residents grow as a person by gaining knowledge in the classroom, through experiencing diversity, and by getting to know and learning from other residents in my community.

Cameron Thomas

1st West, LLC Rooms 101-114

cameron thomas

Major: Kinesiology

Year in school: Junior

Other campus involvement: Summer Orientation Couselor, Love Your Melon campus Representative, Sigma Phi Epsilon

Hobbies/Special Interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends, making new friends, making awkward situations even more awkward, and laughing

One hope for my community next year: To make everyone feel welcome, make their first year/years a great experience, get people more involved on campus, and to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Patricia Alferez

1st South, LLC Rooms 115-127

patricia alferez

Major: Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement

Year in school: Sophomore

Other campus involvement: Leadership Institute, Criminal Justice Association, Washburn Residential Council, Young Life

Hobbies/Special Interests: Painting, Netflix, hanging out with friends, reading, and I love adventures and chocolate!

One hope for my community next year: : I hope to see my community come together and enjoy each others company. Keeping a comfortable and positive atmosphere is also important. I would love to see each individual be able to go to each other or myself when they need help. 

Becca Shelton

2nd West, LLC Rooms 201-214

becca shelton

Major: Criminal Justice

Year in school: Junior

Other campus involvement: Summer Orientation Counselor, Resident Assistant Council, Washburn Residential Council, Alpha Phi

Hobbies/Special Interests: Soccer, Puzzles, Love diversity! Favorite dog is black German Shepard. Love Cheetahs!

One hope for my community next year: To grow and develop as individuals and become more aware of diversity in the community. 

Kaylee Erickson

2nd South, LLC Rooms 115-127

Kaylee Erickson

Major: Elementary Education - English Emphasis

Year in School: Senior

Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board, New Student Orientation (SOC), Delta Gamma, Love Your Melon, Bod Squad, Alpha Lamba Delta, NONOSO

Hobbies/Special Interests: Ichabods, staying Involved, Shopping therapy, Grinch-watching, Laughing so hard my stomach hurts, sarcasm, traveling, volunteering, hanging with my nephew

One hope for my community next year: I hope that we all know one another from hanging in the lobby together! Hopefully life-long friendships are made. 

John Ray

3rd West, LLC Rooms 301-314

john ray

Major: Accounting

Year in School: Junior

Campus Involvement: Army ROTC, Sagamore honor society

Hobbies: lifting weights, working out, reading, meeting new people, spending time with family and friends. 

One hope for my community next year: To make everyone’s year at Washburn memorable and their residence hall experience awesome!

Alexis Yelland

3rd South, LLC Rooms 315-327

Leadership Learning Community

alexis yelland

Major: Athletic Training

Year in School: Junior

Other Campus Involvement: Leadership Institute, FYE Peer Educating, Washburn Residential Council, Student Athletic Training Society

Hobbies/Special Interests: I love running and working out, Love Grey’s Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, and of course the classical FRIENDS; crafting (especially painting), spending time with family and loved ones

One hope for my community next year: Have everyone connected and act like a family. My goal is to provide an environment where everyone feels welcome and host programs and events that allow true bonds to be made. Overall, have a fun year while also teaching and learning together. 

Caroline Clark

4th South, LLC Rooms 415-427

Exploratory Learning Community

caroline clark

Major: Elementary Education

Year in school:  Junior

Other campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Peer Educator, Co-Bod Squad Director

Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading any/everything, Skiing, Hiking and other outdoor activities, hanging out with friends, cheering on the Bods, watching one tree hill, playing trivia 

One hope for my community next year: Build an AWESOME community and help my residents find a major!

Mary Bartell

Kuehne Hall

mary bartell

Major: Business

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Leadership Institute, Classics Club, FYE Peer Educator

Hobbies/Special Interests: Viola, All Music, coin collecting, Board/Card Games, Reading, Karate, Water Sports

One Hope for my community next year: For everyone to feel welcome at home and positive about the year.

Takuma Saito

West Hall

takuma saito

Major:  Communication

Year in School: Senior

Campus Involvement: International House, Washburn Rugby Club

Hobbies/Special Interest: playing rugby, baseball, and basketball. Watching football, baseball and basketball. 

Hopes for my Community: I want to build a community where they get to know each other very well. 

Parker Gallion

Washburn Village Building 1

Parker will be the RA for Building 1 for the Fall semester

parker gallion

Major: Nursing

Year in school: Senior

Other campus involvement: Summer Orientation Counselor, Student Nurses of Washburn, Community of Caring Club, Alpha Delta, Bod Squad, Mortar Board, Student Ambassador

Hobbies/Special Interests: Hanging out with friends, American Diabetes Association-Cam Planet D, Eating all types of food

One hope for my community next year:  Create a safe environment in which all of my residents feel comfortable.

Saul De Los Santos

Washburn Village Building 1

Saul will be the RA for Building 1 for the Spring semester

Doralynn Mellinger

Washburn Village Building 2

doralynn mellinger

Major: Nursing

Year in school: Junior

Other campus involvement: Bod Squad, Christian Challenge, Work with LinC for work study, Washburn Choir

Hobbies/Special Interests: Singing, cooking, driving around while listening to music, watching Netflix

One hope for my community next year: That we will be able to connect with each other. I want each resident to become involved on campus. 

Bailey Pankratz

Washburn Village Building 3

bailey pankratz

Major: Marketing/Finance

Year in School: Junior

Other campus involvement: Campus Activities Board, Young Life, Leadership Institute, Bod Squad

Hobbies/Interests: I like to draw, long board, hammock, watch movies, hangout with friends

One hope for my community next year: My hope for my community next year is that we support each other through good times and bad and thrive academically and socially while maintaining complete wellness. 

Annastasia Glover

Washburn Village Building 4

anna glover

Major: English

Year in school: Junior

Other campus involvement: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Marching Band, Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Tau Delta, Honors Program, Peer Educating, Mentoring

Hobbies/Special Interests: Listening to music, playing the saxophone, reading, writing, watching movies/TV

One hope for your community next year: To foster a safe and friendly atmosphere in which to live, learn, and thrive. 

Cameron Humerickhouse

Lower Level, Lincoln Rooms 001-009, 011, 013, 015

cameron humerickhouse

Major: Entrepreneurship

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: Washburn Entrepreneurs, Spanish Club, Intramurals

Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing and watching any and every sport, hanging out with family and friends, marketing for family business, learning Spanish

One Hope for my community next year: I want to encourage my residents to be involved on campus and to help work on problems within the community.

Abraham Pfannenstiel

1st East, Lincoln Rooms 101-109, 011

abraham pfannensteil

Major: Political Science

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: Leadership Institute, Washburn Residential Council, Peer Educator, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, Summer Orientation Counselor

Hobbies/Special Interests: Following sports, reading, television sitcoms, supporting Washburn events.

One Hope for my community next year: Form our hall into a family where all feel comfortable to express opinions and concerns.

Whitney Earnest

1st West, Lincoln Rooms 110, 112, 114, 117-123

Scholarship Learning Community

whitney earnest

Major: History with en emphasis in Secondary Education

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: honors program, honor student council, bod squad, Resident Assistant Council

Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, Baking, Watching movies/Netflix

One Hope for my community next year: That my community gets to know one another and connect as friends rather than just neighbors. I want them to feel comfortable with each other and me and want to actively participate in programs in my hall and on campus.

Hunter Kee

2nd East, Lincoln Rooms 201-108, 211, 213, 215

hunter kee

Major: Nursing

Year: Junior

Campus involvement: Bod Squad, God’s Bods, SNOW (Student Nurses of Washburn

Hobbies/Special Interests: Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Hanging out with friends and family, Listening to music, Learning something new, sports.

One Hope for my community next year: That we all have a great time living together.

Lucas Nutsch

2nd West, Lincoln Rooms 210, 212, 214, 217-223

lucas nutsch

Major: Nursing

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Student Ambassador, Summer Orientation Counselor, Washburn Volleyball manager, Bod Squad

Hobbies/Special Interests: I really enjoy playing any sort of sport (basketball, volleyball, tennis, handball, etc), watching How I Met Your Mother/Quantico/Netflix, long walks on the beach, being outside, heart to hearts, playing hypothetical situation games, I’m up for anything really.

One Hope for my community next year: For my residents to expand knowledge about life by making life experiences, and in doing this they all somehow become a family.

Jack Van Dam

3rd East, Lincoln Rooms 301-308, 311, 313, 315

jack van dam

Major: Political Science

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: FYE: Peer Educator, Peer Mentor, Washburn Residential Council, Resident Assistant Council, Leadership Institute, Student Leadership Council

Hobbies/Special Interests: I love sailing and being outside. I love talking with people, hanging out, and having a good time!

One Hope for my community next year: Everyone comes out of their rooms and gets to know each other.

Adrienne Bieker

3rd West, Lincoln Rooms 310, 312, 314, 317-323

adrienne bieker

Major: Nursing

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: Student Ambassador

Hobbies/Special Interests: Running, Reading, Piano, Sewing, Hanging out with family and friends, Disney Half-Marathons (3 of them)

One Hope for my community next year: I hope that I will be seen as a positive role model for my community residents and that they come to love Washburn as much as I do!