Meet the Allen hall staff

Get to know your Hall Director and Resident Assistants. 

Hall Director

2014 Rena Gore - Allen
Name: Rena Gore  
Phone: 928-523-3212
E-mail: rena.gore@nau.edu

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Science, Management & Marketing with a Theater minor - Rutgers University
  • Masters of Education, College Student Affairs - Rutgers University 

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the welcoming atmosphere that I felt the moment I arrived here. The people are kind and caring and I love the work environment amongst the staff. I also love the different change of scenery coming from the East Coast…the view of the mountains and the stars at night are just amazing to look at.  

 

Allen Resident Assistants

2014 Eduardo Garcia - Allen
Name: Eduardo Garcia
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Junior, Journalism
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ 

Why I chose NAU: I choose NAU because of the beautiful campus that we are provided with and because of the weather, but most importantly because of the education affordability. 

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because of the new faces and personalities that will teach me a little something about themselves as well as help guide them through the tough times.

2014 Kelsey Landstrom - Allen
Name: Kelsey Landstom
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Sophomore/Junior, Psychology
Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I feel at peace.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: To help others.

 

 

2014 Catherine Mallory - Allen
Name: Catherine Mallory
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Junior, Psychology with medical emphasis
Hometown: Concho, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it’s close enough to home that I can still see my family, and it’s outdoorsy enough that I can explore the woods and forests during the week.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I’m excited to be an RA because I love forming new relationships in order to help others flourish.

2014 Jessica Clark - Allen
Name: Jessica Clark
Floor: 2nd floor 
Year/Major: Sophomore, Elementary & Special Education
Hometown: Hemet, CA

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because the quality of education is excellent, the atmosphere is welcoming, and I can experience all four seasons. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else! 

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I cannot wait to help guide students through their first year of college and develop a strong sense of community within my hall!

2014 Frankie Difranco - Allen
Name: Frankie Difranco
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Senior, Elementary Education
Hometown: Medford, NY

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I wanted to explore something other than the City life I am used to and NAU seemed like a quaint and quiet university with great people and beautiful views.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I wanted to give residents the opportunity to succeed their absolute fullest here at NAU, and being a Resident Assistant I have the opportunity to interact with the residents and help them reach goals and make accomplishments!

2014 Victor Ugarte - Allen
Name: Victor Ugarte
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Senior, History Education 
Hometown: Camarillo, CA

Why I chose NAU: I've wanted to live in Flagstaff since I was 10 years old. I love the weather, the environment, and the people of this small town!

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA because this is an outstanding opportunity to mentor residents while developing myself into a stronger leader in my final year of college. I love to help people, so this is the perfect job for me!

2014 Joe Cunningham - Allen
Name: Joe Cunningham
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore, Art Education & Forestry 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: Forests, nature, & I <3 Flagstaff.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: because I get to meet so many people. 


2014 Selena Curran - Allen
Name: Selena Curran
Floor: 3rd floor
Year: Junior, Speech-Language Pathology
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because living in Flagstaff would be a new and exciting experience for me. When I visited NAU I liked the welcoming and friendly atmosphere, it felt like a place I could call home.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I’m excited to be an RA so that I can guide my residents through their first year of college and to help them make NAU their home away from home, just as I have.

2014 Michelle Montero - Allen
Name: Michelle Montero
Floor: 3rd floor
Year: Junior , Social Work minor in Spanish 
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: NAU met all of the criteria to be the perfect school for me: B-E-A-U-tiful weather, easy-to-get-around town, smaller classroom sizes and friendly people!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I love meeting new people and helping them out in any way. Being a role model and leader is what I want to be. Plus I love crafting!

2014 Mia Khan - Allen
Name: Mia Kahn
Floor: 3rd floor
Year: Junior, Sociology
Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I wanted to be in a new environment that was completely different from the desert and for their smaller class sizes. I thought it would give me a chance to experience a new place and venture past my comfort zone. 

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to work closely with the residents of NAU and help them with their transition to college. I look forward to learning new leadership skills and helping my residents become leaders on campus. I believe that we can work and learn together to improve upon our abilities.