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 Director (RLAD) 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.

2014-2015 RAAs Advisors
Stephanie Ihezie Leah Flynn
Maiko Kitakoa Diana Henderson
Naina Mehta Kay Tye
Paige Omura Paula Cogliano
Chloe Orphanides Charles Stewart & Kathy Hess
Julie Ramseier Nergis Mavalvala
Abra Shen Debra Aczel
Joanna So Kirk Kolenbrander
Maha Shady Hale Bradt
Krithika Swaminathan Hale Bradt
Amanda Parry Matt Lindblad
Pragya Tooteja Matt Lindblad

RLAD: Christopher Nelson

2013-2014 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