Meet the McDonald Hall Staff

Residence Hall Director 

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Name: Hillary Fanelli 
Phone: 928-523-2941


  • Bachelor of Science, Counseling and Human Services - University of Scranton
  • Master of Arts, Counseling with a conc. in Student Affairs & Higher Education - Montclair State University

Why I chose NAU? I chose NAU because I feel that it is a place where professionals and students are completely free and comfortable to be who they truly are, and I love that. The NAU community is filled with wonderfully genuine individuals who truly care for others and seek to create positive change on a daily basis. In addition, I chose NAU as a personal challenge for myself to step outside of my East Coast comfort zone and explore all that Flagstaff and the surrounding areas have to offer. I know NAU will make a mighty fine home away from home for this Jersey Girl!

Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director

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Name: Nick O'Neal 
Phone: 928-523-4461

Resident Assistants 

Name: Beth Diehl
Floor: 2nd floor
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Prescott, AZ

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because I fell in love with the atmosphere when I came to visit. I love the mountains and all the opportunities for adventures in the area! The school itself was also very welcoming and everyone was so helpful, I immediately felt at home here.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I meeting new people and being able to help them! NAU has so many opportunities and recourses for success and I can't wait to share them with my residents so that they can have the best experience possible.

Name: Joseph Zodiacal

Why I Chose Northern Arizona University: 

Why I'm excited to be an RA: