Meet the Taylor staff
Get to know your hall staff.
Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director
Name: Mason DeWitt
- Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University, 2011
- Pursuing a Master’s in Human Relations, Northern
About Mason: Although I’ve spent most of my life in New Jersey, I attended Northern Arizona University from 2007 to 2011 and worked in Residence Life for three years. After spending the following year as a Graduate Hall Director at Rutgers University, I took time for reflection in order to decide on the next step in my career - which ultimately led to me returning to NAU, the place where it all began. I’m very excited to be working in Taylor Hall and to once again be a part of the amazing community here at Northern Arizona University.
Taylor Resident Assistants
Name: Matt Blanford
Major: BS Forestry; pursuing Masters in Forestry
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU, because I love the outdoors and NAU has an amazing Forestry program and community. It's just big enough to have city like qualities but the feel of a small town.
Why I'm excited for this year: I am excited to be an RA, because I get to advise, help, and support students like myself. Being someone who listens and can promote an environmental that is conducive to academic and personal success.
Name: Alejandro Estrella
Floor: 1st floor
Major: Instrumental Music Education and Guitar Performance
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff has amazing weather. It is far enough from my home in Tucson but close enough to visit my family whenever I need to. There is also a top notch music program here.
Why I'm excited to be an RA: I've had very positive experiences with my RAs in the past and I want to bring positive experiences to my residents.
Name: Raaman Nair
Floor: 2nd floor
Major: Astronomy and Physics, Minor in Spanish and Math
Hometown: Georgetown, Penang Island
Why I chose Northern Arizona University: The main reason I choose NAU is because it has one of the best Astronomy undergrad program in the nation. Then, there is the nice campus, cool air, awesome nature and groovy environment.
Why I'm excited to be an RA: Because it means I get to give back to the community which always provided so much to me by providing a service back. Besides that, I get to inspire others and help my residence at the same time.