RESIDENT ADVISORS

The University of Utah Asia Campus has Resident Advisors (RAs) to help develop an inclusive living community in your residence hall. Resident Advisors (RAs) support the residents on their hall with concerns, to foster a sense of belonging by developing social programs, to connect students with resources, to serve as a link between the resident and the IGC Housing Office and to promote appropriate behavior within the community. Resident Advisors are vital members of the Student Affairs team, working with the Student Affairs staff to serve the needs of the student. Most of all, RAs are expected to be people who respect and care about the rights and dignity of all people, who challenge and support growth in themselves and others, and who strive to create a welcoming, positive environment for all residents.

Resident Advisors will also plan programming around four subject areas centered on community building to meet the needs of the residents.

  1. Health and Wellness – a program that engages residents in the process of developing a more healthy life. Health and Wellness programming should assist residents in reaching their full potential as human beings. Examples of program topics: sexuality, disordered eating/eating disorders, alcohol, recreational drug use/misuse, and nutrition.
  2. Life Skills – a program that engages residents with opportunities to participate or prepare for participation in our community as a citizen leader. Examples of program topics: safety and security, career planning, résumé writing, dress for success, finance/credit information, cooking, laundry, leadership development.
  3. Diversity – a program that develops skills that enable one to recognize, appreciate, and accept differences in others. These programs should provide an opportunity to witness, experience, or discuss an event which positively impacts our community. Examples of program topics: ethnicity, gender, age, race, politics, and religion.
  4. Scholarship – a program that supports student learning outside of the classroom. These programs may or may not involve a faculty or staff member, but should involve factual information and/or appropriate research. Examples of program topics: college survival (study skills, testing taking skills), tours of employment opportunities, alumni panel, grad school prep, faculty social.

Meet your 2016-2017 Resident Advisors:

Kil Ho (Kenny) Lee

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2015

As an RA for next year, I would like to help and direct those who are lost. I will try my best to make the residents feel comfortable and safe where they live. There will be troubles and problems sometimes, but I hope everyone shares those things comfortably and solves them together as a team. Ultimately, my hope is that we all grow stronger through our programs and all the obstacles and memories.


Younun Lee

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2016

My hope and expectation as a RA is letting the residents feel as if they are a family. In the beginning of the semester I hope the residents on the floor will get to know each other pretty well. In order to do this, we will make small groups, gather frequently, and have chats. Furthermore, as time passes by we will plan activities for the purpose of not only knowing people on their floor but also on other floors and buildings. Those activities can be, such as but not limited to, sports and education.


Shaun Ajay

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Fall 2016

What I hope to accomplish this semester is to encourage enthusiasm and school spirit amongst students while in college, and hopefully to educate my peers on accepting the differences between us.

Yoo Jeong Ko

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2016

I am excited to be a part of the RA program and will work my best to create a happy and harmonious resident life. My goal is to be an approachable and friendly RA to all, and want to have a fun semester with residents!

Chae Rin (Kerrin) Kim

Major: Psychology
Entering Semester: Fall 2015

As an RA, I think it is important to know my residents in person. I want to create a community where everybody knows each other well and where everyone is a friend to each other. I believe it is extremely important to keep in touch with each of the resident. Therefore, I will work extra hard on using social media such as Kakao Talk or Facebook to keep in touch with my residents. Also, I want to hold as many events often as possible regardless of its size. It can be small as eating cup noodle together and discuss about the school life if residents can create a bond with one another.

Soomin Jeong

Major: Social Work
Entering Semester: Fall 2015

I want to build a community where everyone welcomed anytime. Living apart from family for first time can be a great difficulty for some students. I will work hard on making a bonding time among the residents and so they feel comfortable and spend more time with their friends. I hope everyone has amazing college life and enjoy the beautiful youth. So my goal is to provide the best environment and experience that can ever happen to college students.

Yeonmyeong (Joann) La

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2015

I want to make my residents to feel at home and feel like a safe community. I hope residents to ask me any questions or concerns they have so that I can get them what they need. I am open to any type of programs so I hope residents can  suggest any ideas. By doing programs, residnets can interact with ine another and feel like a family.