Meet the Allen hall staff

Get to know your Hall Director and Resident Assistants. 

Hall Director

Rena Gore
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

2013 Erin_Morey_RA
Name: Erin Morey
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Junior - Elementary & Special Education
Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the beautiful campus and location. 

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to meet another group of freshman and to be a part of their first year experience!

 

2013 Marcus_Shams_RA
Name: Marcus Shams
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Senior - Biomedical 
Hometown: Hampton Bays, NY

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I love Flagstaff and the outdoors

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to meet new people and make new friends. I also love the opportunity to become a better leader.

 

2013 Katherine_Denton_RA
Name: Katherine Denton
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Junior - Secondary Education-Math
Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it has a beautiful campus and I wanted to be close enough to home, but at the same time far enough away in order to gain independence.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am so excited to get to know my residents and to guide them in having the best Freshman experience they can have!

 

2013 Frankie Difranco 
Name: Frankie Difranco 
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Junior - 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 want to give residents the opportunity to succeed to their absolute fullest here at NAU, and being a Resident Assistant I have that opportunity to interact with the residents and help them reach goals and make accomplishments!

 

2013 Anais_Hutsler_RA
Name: Anais Hutsler
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Business Management
Hometown: Aurora, CO

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I fell in love with the campus on my first tour.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I want to be apart of my resident's first year experience and help them in any way that I can!

 

2013 Jodi_Calis_RA
Name: Jodi Calis
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Junior - Bio-Medical Science, minoring in Chemistry and Studio Arts
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because the location in the mountains, great academic programs for my future career, and endless opportunities in sports and leadership.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I love connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and helping people feel comfortable. I know how big of a difference a helping hand can make and I want to extend my knowledge and experiences of NAU to other students.

 

2013 Eric_Trieu_RA
Name: Eric Trieu
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: San Diego, CA

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the many beneficial factors that the campus offers; relative distance from home, four seasons, affordability, numerous outdoor activities and smaller school atmosphere!

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I'm excited to meet my residents and aid them through their first year at NAU!

 

2013 Taylor_Stennerson_RA
Name: Taylor Stennerson
Floor: 3rd floor
Year: Sophomore - Nursing
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ

Why I chose NAU: The wonderful education offered, as well as the small town feel it has; I couldn't imagine going to school anywhere else!

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I'm thrilled to encourage and support students as they begin their journey here at NAU, along with sharing my experiences in order to help them become involved on campus and succeed in their studies.

 

2013 Selena_Curran_RA
Name: Selena Curran
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - 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.

 

2013 Mia_Khan_RA
Name: Mia Khan 
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore - 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.