Meet Your RAs
Choosing to live on-campus is choosing to take part in community living at Thomas Jefferson University. One of the main components to building the community on-campus is the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. The Resident Assistant staff is made up of upperclassmen students who want to make your on-campus experience the best it can be! The RAs build community by planning and holding programming events throughout the year in the residence halls or around campus.
In addition to programming, the Resident Assistants are there to help answer questions, provide assistance or address any issues that may arise in the residence halls. There is always a member of the Resident Assistant staff on-duty, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, in case of an emergency.
Below you will find a list of the student staff members who you will meet upon arrival.
Barringer Residence Staff
Andrea is the Resident Assistant for floors 6 thru 10 in the Barringer Residence.
Andrea is from Gibbsboro, New Jersey and is currently a third year Physical Therapy student. She is a huge fan of playing volleyball and loves watching gymnastics. When she isn't studying or playing volleyball she enjoys getting lost in a good book. One fun fact about her is she has a twin sister that also goes to Thomas Jefferson University.
Patrick is the Resident Assistant for floors 2 thru 6 in the Barringer Residence.
Patrick is a 2nd year Pharmacy student from Jackson, New Jersey. He enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and volleyball, but he also finds great joy in just relaxing and watching Netflix or playing PlayStation. Patrick enjoys riddles, puzzles, and other brain-teasers. He always loves to meet new people and have a good time so feel free to stop by and say hello!
Martin Residence Staff
Aaron is the Resident Assistant for the second floor in the Martin Residence.
Aaron is a 2nd year Occupational Therapy student who previously attended Bloomsburg University. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, fishing, and hiking. Aaron also likes to read autobiographies and watch Netflix TV shows.
Clara is the Resident Assistant for the sixth floor in the Martin Residence.
Clara is a 2nd year Physical Therapy student who went to Colgate University and is from South Jersey. She loves to spend time with friends, ask strangers if she can pet their dogs, and find places where she can go swimming on a hot day. She also loves to read Jodi Picoult books and watch Parks and Rec to decompress after a night of studying. Clara loves to make new friends, so please feel free to stop by her room at any time!
Jamie is the Resident Assistant for the eighth floor in the Martin Residence.
Jamie is a 2nd year Pharmacy student from Baltimore, MD. She enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and watching movies. She currently works at CVS as an intern, and spends her free time shopping or listening to country music. Her door is always open, so feel free to stop by and say hi!
Jillian is the Resident Assistant for the fourth floor in the Martin Residence.
Jillian is a 3rd year Pharmacy student from Magnolia, DE. She loves reading, binge watching Netflix, cooking, crafting, walking around the city, and talking about/showing off her nieces, nephews, and cats. She is a Pharmacy Intern at the Corner Apothecary in Camden, DE and as a Fitness Aid at the Jefferson Fitness Center. She is always open for visitors, so feel free to pop in and say hello!
Kathleen is the Resident Assistant for the seventh floor in the Martin Residence.
Kathleen is a 3rd year pharmacy student from Corning, NY. She works as a Pharmacy Intern at Rite Aid, and enjoys playing Frisbee, reading, watching TV, or simply spending time outdoors.
Khalid is the Resident Assistant for the third floor in the Martin Residence.
Khalid is a 3rd year pharmacy student. He was born in Amman, Jordan, raised in Kano, Nigeria, and lived in Baltimore, MD before moving to Philadelphia. Khalid speaks Arabic, Hausa (North Nigerian language), and English. He takes pleasure in traveling the world and experiencing new cultures and food. He is also an athlete that stays active by playing soccer, running, and hiking. Khalid is a huge Baltimore Orioles & Ravens fan and enjoys cheering for both teams. He is also a fan of John Grisham books and reading as much as possible, in addition to watching many shows on Netflix. Khalid also enjoys his work as a pharmacy intern at Old City Pharmacy.
Kyle is the Resident Assistant for the fifth floor in the Martin Residence.
Kyle is a 2nd year pharmacy student from Alburtis, Pennsylvania. He went to Saint Joseph's University and has lived in the city for 5 years. He enjoys watching any sporting event but especially college basketball. Kyle is a die heart Duke fan and loves talking about sports with new people. Feel free to stop by any time!
Orlowitz Residence Staff
Emily is the Resident Assistant for the floors 13 thru 20 in the Orlowitz Residence.
Emily is a 3rd year Physical Therapy student. She is from Newtown, Pennsylvania but has lived in different parts of the city for six years. In her free time, Emily enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, being outside, reading, and binge-watching Netflix. She is always up for a nice walk to explore different parts of the city! Feel free to stop by and say hello.
Jordyn is the Resident Assistant for floors 1 thru 3 and 7 thru 9 in the Orlowitz Residence.
Jordyn is a 2nd year medical student originally from Arizona and now Ocean, NJ. Jordyn was an RA for two years at UPenn, and she is so excited to join the TJU family! When she’s not in the library, she can usually be found breaking character with NoRx improv, singing/beatboxing with the Arrhythmias (or really, at all times), sending out weekly emails for Student Council, or sweating it out at Zumba! Feel free to stop by to talk about country music, great books, movies from the 80s, life at Jefferson, or the meaning of life itself. And if you are ever in need of a patient ear, an understanding friend, or a campfire guitarist for your jam sesh, don’t hesitate to knock on her door!
Sara is the Resident Assistant for floors 4 thru 6 and 10 thru 12 in the Orlowitz Residence.
Sara is a 3rd year pharmacy student and was born and raised in Ethiopia and has lived in three different states before coming to Philly. Sara loves watching movies, TV shows, exploring around the city and trying different cuisines in addition to watching MMA fights and soccer! Sara LOVES to meet new people from different programs and cultures!