Resident Assistants

I-House has Resident Assistants (RAs) who are student live-in staff that monitor the safety and well-being of residents. RAs also enforce I-House policies, help residents with conflict matters, check-in and check-out, and lock-outs.

RAs work from 4:00 pm - 8:00 am Monday - Friday and all day weekends and holidays. RAs can be reached by calling the Front Desk at (510) 642-9490 or (510) 282-0092 for emergencies after the Front Desk closes.

Front Desk Hours

Sunday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m

2022-23 Resident Assistants

2022-23 RAs

3rd Floor:
Gracie Chung 
Amir Mohiuddin 
Andreea Mateescu

4th Floor:
Haikun Liu
Jaquelyn Borcea
Jordan Chastain

5th Floor:
Adam Brownell
Smruthi Balasubramaniam

6th Floor:
Fatima Itzel Torres 
William Kayitare

7th Floor:
Nicolas Lezaca
Carina Samson 

8th Floor:
Kailee Mai Truong

2022-23 Resident Assistants, from left to right:
Top: Nicolas Lezaca, William Kayitare, Haikun Liu, Amir Mohiuddin
Center: Andreea Mateescu, Jaquelyn Borcea, Fatima Itzel Torres, Gracie Chung, Jordan Chastain, Adam Brownell
Bottom: Carina Samson, Smruthi Balasubramaniam, Kailee Mai Truong

RA Bios

 Kailee Mai Truong

Kailee Mai Truong

My name is Kailee (she/her) and I am Vietnamese- & Filipino-American from Sacramento, CA! I’m a fourth-year undergraduate studying Cognitive Science and Data Science. I’m fascinated by the intersection between human health, technology, and the environment! In my free time I love trying out new food spots, listening to music, taking spontaneous trips with friends, going to the gym, volunteering, thrifting, and spending time with my family and two dogs!

Carina Samson

Carina Samson

Born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, I'm currently a junior undergraduate student double majoring in Data Science and Psychology. In my free time, I love to write music, sing, play the ukulele, go on long hikes and watch anime. I’m also involved in a few activities at Berkeley, from being a member of the Kendo Club to being a counselor under Student-to-Student Peer Counseling. Super excited for another fun year at I-House and I'm really looking forward to getting to know our residents!

Adam Brownell

Adam Brownell

Hello! I’m Adam, one of your 5th floor RA’s this Fall! I’m a 4th year Pre-Law double majoring in Philosophy and Rhetoric.  I’m of Jamaican and European descent but grew up in Orange County, California. I also lived in Costa Rica for a few years, so if you speak Spanish, please encourage me to practice with you! I love training Muay Thai, meditating, and listening to music. I mostly listen to dancehall, R&B, and trap music, but I love finding new songs in any genre.

Fatima Itzel Torres

Fatima Itzel Torres

Hello! I am Fátima Itzel Torres,  one of your 6th floor RA's! I am a senior, double majoring in History and Spanish/Portuguese. I am from Mexico and have studied in the US, Mexico, and Portugal. Among my interests, I enjoy playing music, traveling, and watching all kinds of films. I am also pretty eclectic when it comes to food and pastries. Not too excited about going to the gym, but I do go... Please count on me, and I look forward to meeting all of you. :)

Andreea Mateescu

Andreea Mateescu

I am Andreea Mateescu, and I am one of the 3rd floor RAs. I have lived in California, Romania, and England, and am fluent in Romanian and speak a bit of French, and I am currently learning Italian. I really enjoy reading and dancing, hearing and telling stories, and running/gym-ing. I am going into my 3rd year of undergraduate studies, and I am double majoring in Rhetoric and Film and Media.  Looking forward to meeting everyone this year.

Jaquelyn Borcea

Jaquelyn Borcea

Hi all! My name is Jaquelyn. I'm from Orange County, CA, and my background is originally Romanian. I'm an undergrad in my 3rd year majoring in Cognitive Science with a minor in Data Science. My passion is competitive ballroom and Latin dancing, as well as learning about the human brain and neuroscience with its applications to neurotechnology and kinesiology/movement. I'm really looking forward to being an RA this year, and I can't wait to meet and learn more about all the residents that are a part of this unique and diverse community at I-House!

Jordan Chastain

Jordan Chastain

Hello everyone! My name is Jordan, and I am one of your 4th floor RAs! I’m from Tampa, Florida, and I’m a third year at Cal majoring in Chemical Biology with a Planetary Science minor. I also study microbiology as an undergraduate researcher in a campus faculty lab. I enjoy reading, gardening, and stargazing, and I love to bring out my telescope when there is a particularly cool night sky! I am currently in the beginning stages of learning Russian, hopefully I'll be able to hold conversations in it before the year ends! This is my second year at I-House and my first year as an RA. I am very excited to get to know all of you, please feel free to ask me any questions or just stop and chat!

Haikun Liu

Haikun Liu

Hi there! My name is Haikun and I'm a senior double majoring in Political Economy and Business. I was born in Moscow and raised in Beijing and Toronto. In my free time, I love to talk about politics, listen to new music, and play chess. I am really excited to serve as an RA again for this upcoming year and I'm very much looking forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces.

Amir Mohiuddin

Amir Mohiuddin

My name is Amir and I’m one of your 3rd floor RAs. I am from Los Angeles, California, and my family is from Germany/Italy, and Pakistan. I'm currently studying Economics and Biology, and I enjoy playing chess, making music, and reading short stories in my free time. I look forward to meeting you!

Nicolás Lezaca

Nicolás Lezaca

I’m Nicolás Lezaca, one of the 7th floor RAs. I’m a law student (J.S.D) interested in antitrust law litigation & social justice. I’m from Colombia, I love to swim, dance, and play soccer. Always down to hike, beach trips & music festivals. Enjoy your time at Berkeley and I-House!

William Kayitare

William Kayitare

Hello everyone! Welcome to I-House! My name is William and I am excited to serve as your RA. I am a chemistry Ph.D. student originally from Rwanda by way of Pittsburgh, PA. As a synthetic organic chemist, I aspire to make and study bioactive molecules with desirable properties and extend chemistry’s knowledge and products toward meeting scientific challenges and global problems. Outside the lab, I enjoy theology, philosophy, basketball, music
and art (in every sense of the word). I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your culture, passion, and interests.

Smruthi Balasubramaniam

Smruthi Balasubramaniam

I'm Smruthi (she/her) and I am an RA on 5th floor, along with Adam. I am South Indian-American from Atlanta, GA. I’m a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Data Science and Disability Studies. I love that my major can be considered "gen-ed" since it's so broad and interacts with so many disciplines; if we talk about what you study, I'm sure we'll have something in common. In my free time, I love food, music, dancing, taking spontaneous trips with friends, and spending time obsessing over my fandoms; my current big hits are GoT, Harry Potter, and Pixar! I can't wait to meet you all! Let's enjoy our year together :)