Thomas Jefferson University

Meet Your RAs


Choosing to live on-campus is choosing to take part in community living at the University. One of the main components to building community on-campus is the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. The Resident Assistant staff is made up of upper-class 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  or address any issues that may arise within 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 20-21 RA student staff members who you will meet upon arrival.

Barringer Residence Staff

Emily Danilak
Barringer Residence

Contact Emily

Emily is the Resident Assistant for floors 2 thru 5 in the Barringer Residence.

Emily is the Resident Assistant for floors 2 thru 5 in the Barringer Residence. Emily is a second year Masters of Occupational Therapy student from Mickleton, NJ. Before coming to Jefferson, Emily attended Saint Joseph’s University and earned an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services. When she’s not studying, Emily loves running and biking. Emily is a very kind, optimistic person who is always willing to lend a hand. Emily loves to spend time outside on the rooftop deck and would love to meet you, so be sure to say hi if you see her there!

Amanda Clarke
Barringer Residence

Contact Amanda

Amanda is the Resident Assistant for floors 6 thru 10 in the Barringer Residence.

Amanda is a 3rd year Physical Therapy student from Whippany, NJ. Before coming to Jefferson, Amanda received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware. In her free time Amanda enjoys running, playing guitar, yoga and hiking. Amanda is friendly and outgoing, and she looks forward to seeing everyone around the halls and on campus! 

Martin Residence Staff

Elizabeth Webb
Martin Residence

Contact Liz

Elizabeth is the Resident Assistant for
the fourth floor in the Martin Residence.

Liz is a second year Occupational Therapy student in the BSMS program.

Before Jefferson, she went to Raritan Valley Community College, attaining an Associates Degree in Health Science. She comes from Flemington, NJ. Liz loves coffee, anything chocolate, and all things potato! She is also a dog person and loves being outdoors. Welcome to Jefferson, she excited to meet all of you! 

Michelle Asim
Martin Residence

Contact Michelle

Michelle is the Resident Assistant for
fourth floor in the Martin Residence.

Michelle is a second-year post-baccalaureate student at Jefferson. As a housing RA, she hopes to foster a community for everyone on campus during the time of virtual learning. Outside of her studies, she enjoys reading, swimming for competition, and cooking recipes from different cultures. As a native New Yorker who now lives in Philadelphia, she loves exploring different places in the city. During her free time, she enjoys mentoring first-generation low-income high school and college students, volunteering with nonprofits that promote community development and advocate for mental health and social well-being. Please reach out to her or say hello anytime, she is always down for a coffee break via Zoom!

Christian Islas
Martin Residence

Contact Christian

 Christian is the Resident Assistant for
the fifth floor in the Martin Residence.

Christian is a first-year Radiation Therapy student from Big Spring, TX. Prior to transitioning to the Center City campus, Christian completed his first two years of his combined 2+2 program at Jefferson East Falls Campus. Aside from RA, Christian is also a part of the East Falls Club Volleyball team. He enjoys exploring the city, painting, and going on nature trail runs. Christian is always open to meeting new people and helping as much as he can. If you see him, don't hesitate to stop him and spark up a conversation.



Sarah Wilson-Leslie
Martin Residence 

Contact Sarah

Sarah is the Resident Assistant for
the seventh floor in the Martin Residence.

Sarah is a first year Masters in Couple and Family Therapy student from Bala Cynwyd, PA. Sarah attended TJU East Falls and earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Art Therapy. She's been on the Jefferson women's rowing team for three years now, and she loves spending her time with the team. It's her first time living in Center City, and she's really looking forward to exploring all it has to offer. If you see her around, don't hesitate to say hello!

Lauren Yoslov
Martin Residence

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Lauren is the Resident Assistant for
the eigth floor in the Martin Residence.

Lauren is the RA on the 8th floor of Martin.  She is originally from Mullica Hill, NJ and is a second year Traditional BSN student in the Jefferson College of Nursing.  A quarantine hobby she has taken up is digital art vector drawings (the ones with no faces).  They're super fun and easy to do -- if you'd like to learn, feel free to hit me up!  She is looking forward to a wide range of virtual programs this year, be sure to keep up with all of the fun activities our RAs have planned!  She is looking forward to getting to know you all throughout the year! 

Orlowitz Residence Staff

Nicole Wilner
Orlowitz Residence

Contact Nicole

Nicole is the Resident Assistant for
floors 1-5 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Nicole is a first year Family Nurse Practitioner student from Land O’ Lakes, FL. Before coming to Jefferson she attended the University of South Florida where she earned an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. Last year she completed the FACT 1 BSN program here at Jefferson. Nicole has enjoyed eating her way thought Philly this past year so if you ever need a recommendation reach out to her!  She also loves spending time outdoors, especially when studying for classes. She’s really looking forward to getting to know her residents this year, don’t be shy and say hi! 

Devon Williams
Orlowitz Residence

Contact Devon

Devon is the Resident Assistant for
floors 6-10 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Devon Williams is a first year DPT student here a Thomas Jefferson University.  He was born in Philadelphia, but left at five to move to Delaware with his family. He graduated from Delaware State  University with a bachelor degree in biological sciences in 2018 and is now back in Philadelphia to pursue Physical Therapy. Not only is he a proud Sagittarius but he is also enjoys reading too. Devon is really excited to be part of the 2020 - 2021 Residential Team, and make a positive impact on the residents lives! 

Caitlin Taylor
Orlowitz Residence

Contact Caitlin

Caitlin is the Resident Assistant for
floors 11 thru 15 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Caitlin is a 3rd year Occupational Therapy student from Basking Ridge, NJ. Before coming to Jefferson she attended the College of William & Mary where she studied Kinesiology and Psychology. Basically she swapped out one colonial city for another! Caitlin loves Philadelphia and looks forward to exploring the city more with her residents. She also enjoys crafting, reading, and playing with her rabbit. Caitlin is excited to meet everyone and encourages people to come visit her on the 14th floor of Orlowitz!

Dylan Selden
Orlowitz Residence

Contact Dylan

Dylan is the Resident Assistant for
floors 16 thru 20 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Dylan Selden is a first year Sidney Kimmel Medical College student from Bucks County, PA. He graduated Boston University in 2013 and earned his Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology. He had worked in clinical research within the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2014 until his matriculation at Thomas Jefferson University. Dylan enjoys listening to music, reading, playing video games and seeking out quality food in the city. He is most definitely a cat person (and misses his 3 cats at home). Dylan enjoys meeting and talking to classmates and residents, so please feel free to stop by the 17th floor of Orlowitz and say hello!