Perks, Guy, and Crowder Resident Assistants

[From left to right- Front row): Macray Jerome, Dustin Titus, Hunter Hadfield. Back row: Aliya Shepard, Ciara Duncan, Jane Cooksley, Emily Clare, Hayley Hanford (Area Coordinator), Aleena Lysikova, Eryn Heller, Susanna Walker]

Emily Clare – GPC Assistant to the Area Coordinator

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Boise, ID

Why be an AAC? I love the fun-loving communities that the Residence Halls offer. I love being able to do life with residents, encourage and walk alongside them throughout their journey of college and walk with Christ.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Zoka Coffee or anywhere alongside the Waterfront.

Most desirable superpower: To be able to fly all around the world

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Dustin Titus – Perks 100

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Why be an RA? I’m an RA because I love discipling and I love getting people excited about Northwest. Caring for people and connecting them with Jesus is one of my favorite things to do.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Gas works, Rattlesnake Lake, Seattle Bouldering Project

Most desirable superpower: Flight.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: Romans, Sun Stand Still, Remember the Titans, Surf’s Up

Macray Jerome – Perks 200

Major: Organizational Communications

Hometown: Lake Stevens, WA

Why be an RA? I am an RA because walking through life alone, without accountability and without a friend is not a fun life to live. I am here to serve.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot:Shout out to Tacos Chukis.

Most desirable superpower: Enjoying healthy food more than Taco Bell

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become:The Bridge to Terabithia taught me how to grieve.

Hunter Hadfield- Perks 300

Major: Pastoral Ministry

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Why be an RA? An opportunity with so much potential for leadership growth, community building and discipleship for the Kingdom.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot:Houghton Beach

Most desirable superpower: Flight.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: Bible

Jane Cooksley – Crowder 400

Major: Nurisng

Hometown: Puyallup, WA

Why be an RA? I thrive on caring for people, making life enjoyable, and growing alongside of others.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Mercury Coffee.

Most desirable superpower:To take one look at a person and know their story.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become:Pride and Prejudice.

Ciara Duncan – Crowder 500

Major: Cultural Psychology

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Why be an RA? I want to create a place for students to rest, develop, and make memories in the name of Jesus Christ.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Summer: The docks. Winter: Five Stones Coffee

Most desirable superpower: To be able to read minds.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson.

Aliya Shepard – Crowder 600

Major: Business Management & Administration

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Why be an RA? I love walking with people in their journey of transitioning into college. Being an RA this past year has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I look forward to growing more as a leader this year. I enjoy hearing people’s stories and building relationships with many types of people.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: The Kirkland waterfront on a beautiful day.

Most desirable superpower:I would love to be able to fly

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: The Bible, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Aleena Lysikova – Guy 100

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Why be an RA?I want to empower and lead those around me to Christ. To lead with humility and to be teachable.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Fika House or take the city bus to Seattle.

Most desirable super power: To make things appear and disappear.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: The Bible.

Eryn Heller – Guy 200

Major: Nursing 

Hometown: Edmonds, WA

Why be an RA: I want to be an RA because I want to help shape and encourage students as they walk through the next few years here at NU.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Used bookstore in Kirkland or anywhere I can hammock.

Most desirable superpower: Time Travel.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: The Probelm of Pain- C.S. Lewis.

Susanna Walker – Guy 300

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Bothell, WA

Why be an RA?I deeply care about the community here at NU and want to be a part of cultivating that community for students, I want everyone to have a place where they feel loved.

Favorite off-campus hangout spot: Any downtown Seattle coffee shop or bookstore

Most desirable superpower: Flying.

Book or movie that has shaped/influenced who I’ve become: The Lord of the Rings (books and movies).