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Connect with Current RC Students

Curious about the RC student experience?

Interested in finding out a bit more about what life is like as a Residential College student? Find out more from the experiences of our RC Admissions Assistants and our RC Ambassadors! RC Admissions Assistants (RC AAs) are an essential part of the RC Admissions Team and may be in touch with you while you explore the RC's options. RC Ambassadors and RC AAs will be on hand during RC Campus Days to give their unique perspectives as current RC-ers. 

If you are interested in reaching out to an RC Admissions Assistant and/or an RC Ambassador with questions, reach out to


Hello! My name is Brandon Bond and I am in my junior year in the RC double majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, Neuroscience and International Studies with a minor in Community Action Social Change and a RC language focus in Spanish. In addition to academics and working as an Admissions Assistant in the RC, I work as a Peer Advisor in the study abroad office, a University Tour Guide, and Academic Coach for the Bridge Scholars PLUS Program. Club wise, I am a chair member in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, participate in 3 advisory boards, and serve as the VP of the American Sign Language Club and International Deaf Hearing Alliance. I intend to combine different factors of the experiences that I have had so far and do a dual-masters with Public Health and Social Work after graduation with a focus in global mental healthcare.


Hi there! My name is Briayna Jordan and I’m currently a sophomore in RC with an intended major of Public Health and a minor in both Spanish and Community Action and Social Change (CASC). My RC language is Spanish, a language that I first started learning in my hometown Southfield, Michigan. Outside of the RC, I work with the program Wolverine Pathways and teach Spanish to middle schoolers in the Ann Arbor area. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends. After I graduate, I hope to volunteer with the Peace Corps and then pursue a master’s degree in Public Health! I chose the RC because I felt that it would positively impact my transition from high school to college. The smaller classes make it easier to form a stronger bond with the professors and the other students. Likewise, I was interested in languages so the intensive language program through RC was a perfect fit! Although overwhelming at first, my peers and all of the RC staff have made my experience here a great one.


Hi there! I’m Kym Leggett, a senior majoring in Sociology and minoring in CASC (Community Action and Social Change) and Music! I’m from the Metro Detroit area where I started learning Spanish and continued to learn in the RC. I joined the RC because I really enjoy Spanish and that is valued highly here! The intensive language program is a challenge, but it is surely worth it! What I enjoy most about the RC is that it is a close-knit community that is there to support you in whatever you need. Outside of class, you can find me playing the Clarinet in the Michigan Marching and Basketball Bands or with my sisters of Tau Beta Sigma! After graduation, I hope to find work helping underserved people.


Hello! I’m Latricia Parkinson-Parker, also known as Trish, Trisha, etc. I am a sophomore in the RC hoping to pursue a career in Business & Communications. My hometown is Southfield, Michigan, where I’ve always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. I have interest in various activities and pastimes, but my main interests are in videography, dance, music, and television. My current RC language is Japanese, however, I hope to become trilingual. As a prospective student, the language and art classes offered were aspects of the RC that caught my attention. But, upon arrival into the program I realized that the atmosphere of East Quad was where I belonged. I look forward to the next few years I spend in the Residential College!


Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Rainey, and I am sophomore in the RC this year majoring in Sociology with a minor in Writing. I am from Belleville, Michigan, where I first started learning Spanish, and have continued through the RC Spanish program. Outside of the RC I am a leader for Michigan Young Life and delegation coordinator of FNE International Nicaragua. This is my second year as an RC Admissions Assistant and I am super pumped for the new year!


Hey everyone! My name is Taranbir Kaur and I’m currently a freshman here at the RC. Right now I am very undecided about my major, and that is probably why I chose the RC! The RC is giving me an opportunity to explore different fields and to pursue something that I love, which is Spanish. I am currently taking Intensive Spanish 1 and I can definitely already see the improvements in my Spanish skills. I’m psyched to continue my Spanish education here and hopefully become trilingual! A little bit more about me is that I was born in Canada and moved over here to Westland Michigan in 2010. I am currently bilingual and can speak Punjabi. Also, I love to learn about other cultures and languages, and you can catch me trying to learn all the different dance forms here on campus. Additionally, I was in the Summer Bridge program this past summer, I participate in the Success Connects program, I am a member of the RC Dance Forum, and love to attend campus events (I can almost guarantee you, if there is free food available at an event, which there usually is, you will find me there)! One of my dreams is to travel the world, and I am already planning a study abroad trip for this summer!