I-House Resident Assistants (RAs)
Fall 2016 Resident Assistants
RAs are student live-in staff that provide assistance to residents and help to build and maintain a safe and enjoyable living environment for all. RAs assist new residents during check-in, help those who are locked out of their rooms, respond to emergency situations, mediate roommate conflicts, and refer residents to I-House or campus professionals for additional information or assistance. RAs also plan community building activities for their residents throughout the academic year and enforce the rules of the House.
An RA is on-duty from 4pm-8am, M-F and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Most floors have at least two RAs. If you need assistance, talk to the RA(s) on your floor or contact the Front Desk, 642-9490, after 4pm and before it closes at 12am Sun-Wed, and 2am Thurs-Sat. If you have an emergency after hours, call the front desk and an RA will assist you.
Questions? Contact Maribel Guillermo, Manager Resident Support Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by her office located on the 2nd floor, next to the library.
Resident Support Services Team
Maribel Guillermo is Manager of the Resident Support Services (RSS) Department at I-House and oversees residential life. She works closely with a splendid team of Resident Assistants and the Residential Life Coordinator. She assists residents with any matters pertaining to safety and security, conflict mediation, crisis intervention, enforcement of our community standards, accommodations, and referrals. RSS’s goal is to ensure that residents have a positive experience while living at I-House and to provide the support they need during their stay here. She graduated from Cal when she was an international student from Mexico, has worked in the disability field, and is a former elementary school teacher. She writes, "I love what I do, my daily interactions with students, and the amazing intercultural exchange that takes place at I-House on daily basis. I hope you make I-House your home away from home and that as a resident, you make an effort to meet your neighbors, your RAs,and other residents in the house. Feel free to stop by my office on the second floor by the library, or send an email to email@example.com, if you have any questions, concerns or just to say hi."
Aaron Clark is serving as the Residential Life Evening Coordinator for I-House. His story began in the nearby city of Oakland, where he was born and raised and where much of his immediate family still reside. After graduating high school, Aaron pursued his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Riverside in the fields of Sociology and Ethnic Studies. Upon successful completion of his degree, he embarked on two years of community service and social justice work serving low-income families and children of South Central, Los Angeles. In fall of 2014, Aaron enrolled in graduate school, eventually completing his Masters of Science in Higher Education in the spring of 2016. Some of Aaron’s biggest accomplishments include winning several ‘Outstanding Community Service’ awards and being featured in PEOPLE Magazine twice. Aaron looks forward to learning more about all of you and helping build a community where everyone feels comfortable, secure, and validated. Please feel free to stop by his office (#315) or say hello to him when you see him walking around. He’s here Wed–Sun, 7:30pm–4am.