Meet the Campus Heights staff
Get to know your Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.
McKay Village & Campus Heights Staff
Residence Hall Director
• Master of Public Administration - University of Central Florida
• Bachelor of Arts, French with minor in Sociology - Grambling State University
• Master of Arts, Public Policy and International Affairs - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Why I chose NAU: During my on-campus interview, I really enjoyed the intimate feel of Flagstaff and of the campus. Additionally, I saw NAU as somewhere where I could grow personally, professionally and academically, hence my decision to work here! I have not regretted my decision since! NAU Rocks!
Why I am excited to be an RHD: I am excited to be a Residence Hall Director here as it allows me to mentor, motivate and motivate tomorrow's leaders. Additionally, being a foreign professional, the position is invaluable in helping me acculturate into mainstream American society, through the direct interactions that I get with students, faculty and staff on a daily basis on this campus.
Graduate Residence Hall Director
Name: Daria Ursol
Campus Heights Resident Assistants
Name: Ashley Pena
Major: Public Health with minors in Chemistry, Biology, and Spanish
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it was the farthest in-state school from home that I could go to and the weather is amazing. I love the outdoors, especially when it snows.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to work as an RA because of all the amazing people you get to meet along the way.
Name: Sophie Church
Major: Comparative Cultural Studies: Art History
Hometown: Aurora, OH
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I did not know Arizona had such diverse environments and wildlife. When I first moved to Phoenix, AZ as a senior in high school, I thought I'd never see "green" nature again. Much to my surprise NAU is beautiful and surrounded by tall trees. I love being able to hike and experience the outdoors around Flagstaff (I had never lived near a mountain/on a mountain). As well as having all 4 seasons (I love the snow). However, I still love cacti and have acquired about 12 different species since moving here.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: As an RA, I am really excited to meet new people and introduce them to NAU. I studied abroad in England, Spring of 2015 and am looking forward to reconnecting with students from other countries and learning more about different cultures and languages. As well as helping students adjust to and learn about American culture and Flagstaff.
Name: Esar Johnly Divinagracia
Major: International Affairs and Criminal Justice with a minor in Arabic
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because it was just far enough from home for me to start anew, but just close enough a drive to see my family and friends. Flagstaff weather is nice year round, the people are as dandy as can be, and the university puts out such great vibes for those seeking new horizons. Also, NAU is around nature, and I love nature. In other words, NAU offers a lifestyle different from the one I was used to living back home.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm stoked to be an RA because it allows me to see how truly unique every individual is, when coming to study here at NAU. I'm sure each person I meet will have something interesting to teach me. I'm also excited that my job allows me to help fellow students.