Honors Resident Advisors

There’s no place like home! Honors Resident Advisors (RAs) are paid and trained housing employees and student leaders who want to give back to the honors community by creating a welcoming, comfortable, and supportive living environment for current CHP students. They act as mentors, help students form study groups, advise students on how to get connected to the CHP and UCI, and inform students about UCI resources.

RAs are also part of the CHP leadership team, including the Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC) and Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs). Together, the CHP leaders plan community events, coordinate CHP volunteer activities, and address honors academic concerns.

CHP freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in good standing are eligible to apply for this position. The RA position provides students with a wide array of transferable skills. After graduating from UCI, CHP RAs have gone on to be lawyers, professors, doctors, engineers, scientists, computer programmers, teachers, etc. CHP students who are looking for an immersive leadership and community experience would be a good fit for this position.

For more information about the RA position as well as other leadership opportunities offered through housing, please see http://www.housing.uci.edu/communityLife/Leadership_and_Employment.html.

Christine Manuel Christine Manuel
Resident Advisor – The Shire (Middle Earth Honors Hall)

Hello everyone! My name is Christine Manuel, and I am extremely excited to be the Resident Advisor of The Shire. Even if you aren’t a resident of The Shire, please feel free to visit and get to know more people in the CHP community, including me! One of the best things about college is meeting people because you can learn something from everyone you meet. I am currently a fourth year Human Biology major planning to attend medical school. I love eating desserts, especially ice cream, so if you ever need a recommendation or company eating ice cream, let me know! Orange County is great for all the foodies out there. I also love photography, the beach, and playing tennis. Please feel free to come to me for advice and friendship. I can’t wait to meet everyone, and I hope you enjoy your time at UCI!

Lani Nugent Lani Nugent
Resident Advisor – Arroyo (Mesa Court Honors Hall)

Hello there! My name is Lani Nugent, and I am beyond excited to help you have an awesome time here at UCI! I’m a third year Cognitive Science and Education Science double major and I will hopefully add a Film & Media Studies minor very soon. UCI has been an incredibly special place for me to grow as a person because the people you meet here are some of the most supportive and caring ones you’ll ever know. Helping others find where they thrive is something I’ve realized I love doing, so I will be returning as the RA of Arroyo in Mesa Court this year. Aside from being a Resident Advisor, I have been a SPOP staffer, and I am a current member of Soulstice League, which presents UCI’s biggest talent competition. I enjoy making new friends, singing karaoke, laughing at memes, and going to Disneyland. Please know that the RAs and I are all here to help you succeed and make the most of your time here, so don’t hesitate to ask any of us for help. I can’t wait to meet you all, so I hope to see you around very soon! :^)

Natasha Bailey Natasha Bailey
Resident Advisor – Loma (Mesa Court Honors Hall)

Hi everyone! My name is Natasha Bailey and I am a third year Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law, & Society double major, with a minor in Spanish.  I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but love living in California!  I was a Resident Advisor in Mesa Court last year and I’m so excited to be returning to the community as the RA of Loma, which is also the hall I lived in my first year, so it is very close to my heart. Along with being an RA, I am involved with the Center for Student Wellness and Health Promotion as a Peer Health Educator, and this year I will also be working as a Research Assistant in the Child Narratives Lab. I love running and working out, as well as visiting Disneyland with my annual pass! I am also really obsessed with pandas and horror movies. I am so excited to meet the 2017-2018 residents of Loma!

Tina Geller Tina Geller
Resident Advisor – Arroyo Vista Honors Houses 1006, 1010, and 1012

Hi! My name is Tina Geller, and I’m super excited to be your RA of Arroyo Vista (AV) this year! I’m a fourth year double major in Psychology & Social Behavior and Earth System Science with a minor in Global Sustainability. I love meeting new people, hiking, talking about the environment, and Disneyland trips. As a stereotypical LA-er, I’m also a huge fan of shows and movies. Some of my favorites are Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, and Sense 8. I’m always looking for recommendations, so if you have any, feel free to pass them on. My door is open if you want to talk or hang out and I’m only ever one call or text away. And finally, for everyone returning to AV, welcome back! And for those joining us for the first time, welcome!