Meet the Reilly Staff
Get to know your Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants.
Residence Hall Director
Name: Kayla McIntosh
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater
- Master of Science, College Student Services Personnel & Administration, University of Central Arkansas
Why I chose NAU: I was looking for a change and NAU was able to provide that for me in many ways. I fell in love with my colleagues, the lively campus, and the nature that surrounds us. NAU and Flagstaff is a place that I saw myself calling home and look forward to an adventure of growth and opportunities alongside other NAU lumberjacks.
Why I am excited to be a RHD: Working in Housing & Residence Life is exciting because college is a transformative point in our students’ lives, no two days are the same, and students will never cease to amaze you. It has been incredibly fulfilling to work with and supervise the student staff, to help student realize their potential, and to see the change in these two groups over the course of the year and their NAU experience.
Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Name: Kerri Soscia
- Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education & Bachelor of Arts, English with endorsement in middle level education - University of Rhode Island
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I was lucky enough to spend my undergraduate junior year here for the NSE RA Exchange program. I fell in love with the vibrant NAU campus and community; I love the town of Flagstaff and how easy it is to get involved with the NAU and Flagstaff communities. I was also drawn by the student affairs masters program. I was very lucky to meet many capable and considerate people who helped me to find my place at NAU and I am excited to meet many more new people and experience all of the things that this university has to offer.
Why I’m excited to be a GARHD: I am excited to be working in Housing and Residence Life because we live in a very active and hardworking community of students. College life is hard; I am committed to helping students as they navigate the college environment and am always happy to lend a helping hand or provide guidance to make students' college experiences as fruitful and positive as possible. I also greatly enjoy working with my peers and supervisors in the Housing and Residence Life office; I feel supported by and continue to grow with the help of the department which helps me to better support students.
Name: CJ Hair
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Avondale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: The weather and the community were both attractive.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: Looking forward to helping new college students fit into their new environment.
Name: Anthony Estrella
Major: Philosophy, Politics & Law
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for both running and academics. Flagstaff is the best place in the world to run so being given the chance to come here was a no-brainer for me. NAU has also given me great tools for my future, and I feel I'm getting the preparation I need for my career.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm very excited to get to know my residents and hopefully become a positive impact on their college experience. I'm also excited to be working with the new staff members and to unveil our new mascot: the Reilly Raincoats.
Name: Noah Judson
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Why I chose NAU: I chose to attend NAU for the forestry program and to be in nature every time that I step outside of my hall.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA so that I can experience different people and their different ways of life and backgrounds to make myself a more rounded person.
Name: Holly Atkinson
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Why I chose NAU: Flagstaff has the perfect community: small and welcoming. I felt like I fit in well here, and a change of climate was definitely preferred!
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I love any opportunity where I can be a role model for others. I'm thrilled that I get the chance to help new students love and enjoy NAU and Flagstaff as much as I do.
Name: Emily Thompson
Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hometown: Westminster, CO
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the amazing opportunities the HRM program here has to offer. I loved NAU since the first time I set foot on campus while visiting my senior year of high school. The climate and area is similar to home in Colorado and I loved the variety of opportunities and activities NAU has to offer.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am very excited to be in Reilly for another year because I love the amazing atmosphere and people that Reilly holds. I love helping incoming freshman with their transition to college as well as meeting and getting to know everyone. It is such a rewarding experience and I am looking forward to a great year!
Name: Sophie Pallissard
Major: Visual Communication
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU for the friendly atmosphere and the communication school. As well, I loved the environment where I could experience snow! NAU was the perfect size school for me and I fit right in.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA to not only meet new students but to be a guiding figure who can help others transition into college. I know how nerve-wracking and new it could be! I am excited to lead in a school environment and make new memories too.
Name: Hannah Wiebke
Major: Spanish and Comparative Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Religions
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Why I chose NAU: During my sophomore year of high school my family and I took a spontaneous trip to Flagstaff and we drove around the NAU campus. I really loved being in Flagstaff and enjoyed the smell of the trees. After that trip I knew that I wanted to come here.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I enjoy talking and getting to know people as well as being a leader in my community. I want my residents to see me as someone that wants to get to know them and a person who wants to assist them in their journey here at NAU.
Name: Andi Embry
Major: Biomedical Sciences and Spanish
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I really enjoy the outdoors and Flagstaff is an amazing place to explore. I was also very drawn to the Global Science and Engineering Program that is offered, here, at NAU.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to help students transition into the college experience at NAU as they develop individually. I also hope to make this year memorable and enjoyable for students, while building a fun and sociable community.
Name: Troy Lederer
Major: Finance and Marketing
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose NAU: Cuz NAU is the bomb.com
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I really like getting to know other people and learning from them
Name: Erica Bronner
Major: Finance and Management
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of the community and all the outdoor activities you can do here.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I get to help freshman adjust to college and watch them grow throughout the year. Also because I get to be a role model for new students and hopefully impact them in a positive way.
Name: S. S. Williamson
Major: English and Creative Media and Film
Hometown: McEwensville, PA
Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because Flagstaff is the running mecca of America.
Why I’m excited to be an RA: I'm excited to create inclusive raincoat communities, while promoting self authorship.