Residence Based Advising

McCormick Hall is currently one of the two dorms and two cultural houses that participate in Residence-Based Advising (RBA). Resident Associate Advisors (RAA’s) are upperclassmen assigned to work with a faculty/staff advisor and a group of 8-10 freshmen. In McCormick, the RAAs serve as a resource, mentor and peer advisor to our first year students. They provide a listening ear, support and on-going semester programming that aligns with standard first-year student transitions.

In addition, the RAA’s work with the Resident Life Associate (RLA) who is an MIT staff member assigned to guide the RBA program and to help organize monthly dormwide programs. Past programs have taught students how to manage a budget, how to eat healthy and how to find a great summer internship.

2013-2014 RAAs Advisors
Chloe Orphanides Prof. Charles Stewart & Kathy Hess
Elizabeth Toller Dr. Kirk Kolenbrander
Stephanie Ihezie Leah Flynn
Amanda Parry Cheryl Silva
Maiko Kitakoa Prof. Diana Henderson
Julie Ramseier Prof. Nergis Mavalvala
Naina Mehta Prof. Hale Bradt
Julia Sun Prof. Paula Cogliano
Abra Shen Dr. Vicki McKenna

RLAD: Lauren Piontkoski

Current McCormick RAA’s, from left to right:
Abra Shen, Maiko Kitaoka, Naina Mehta, Chloe Orphanides, Stephanie Ihezie, Amanda Parry, Julie Ramseier, Julia Sun. Not pictured: Elizabath Toller