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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 rescollege@umich.edu

 

Hello! My name is Brandon Bond and I am in my senior year in the RC double majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, Neuroscience and International Studies: Global Environment and Health subplan with a minor in Community Action Social Change. My RC language focuses are in Spanish and American Sign Language. In addition to academics and working as an Admissions Assistant in the RC, I work as a Peer Advisor in the study abroad office, Academic Coach for the Bridge Scholars PLUS Program, and a Comprehensive Studies Program Ambassador. Club wise, I am the President of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, a member of an honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, and participate in 3 advisory boards. 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.

Hey there! My name is Hayden Graves and I am a sophomore in the RC. I am majoring in Romance Languages & Literatures and I’m looking at a possible to double major with Linguistics. I’m from Traverse City, MI, but I now call Ann Arbor home as well. My time in the RC has so far been incredible—I’ve made a lot of friends (and continue to do so every day) and I’ve been granted unforgettable experiences through programs such as RC Singers and Intensive French. Apart from academics, some of my passions include traveling, hiking, and playing card games. I look forward to this year on the admissions team and can’t wait to help welcome future RCers into the community!

Hello, my name is Spencer Hsieh and I am a second year student in the RC studying French. I am a history major studying mostly contemporary history and Chinese history, also working towards a social science secondary teaching endorsement from the School of Education. I am a Taiwanese from Shanghai, and I lived in Novi, MI during high school. Some of the student orgs that I participate in are MUNUM and Arbor eSports, for which I am an assistant director of the Joint Crisis Committee and hope to start a new team for Rainbow Six: Siege respectively. This is my first year working with RC admissions, and I look forward ecstatically to introducing the RC to prospective students and their parents.

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Rainey, and I’m a senior in the RC this year majoring in Sociology with a minor in Arab and Muslim American Studies. I’m originally 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, the delegation coordinator of FNE International Nicaragua, Vice President of the LEAD Scholars Program, and a member of the Ginsberg Community Leadership Fellows Program. This is my third year as an RC Admissions Assistant and I’m super pumped for the new year!

 

Hello Everyone! My name is Centraya Forbes, and I am a Sophomore majoring in Psychology with double minors in Crime & Justice and Community Action & Social Change. My RC language focus is Spanish, and I am also a member of the RC program Telling-It. Aside from the Residential College, I am also a part of the Comprehensive Studies Program where I also work as a Front Desk Assistant. I am currently a mentor in SIBS, which is a program called Support for Incoming Black Students and am also a general member of the Black Student Union and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. This is my first year working with RC Admissions, and I look forward to interacting with all prospective RCers and parents!

Hey everybody! My name is Taranbir Kaur, this is my second year working in the office of admissions, and I’m excited to welcome you to the RC! I am a sophomore who is currently undecided on my major, but I am strongly considering Arts and Ideas in the Humanities with a Spanish double major and a physical therapy track. My RC language is Spanish, and my other RC activities include co-leading dance forum, participating in SLIP and PALMA, and mentoring new RC students through the RC MAP program! Outside of the RC, I am co-treasury chair in the Sikh Students Association, I love to dance, I’m a part of CSP, SuccessConnects, and was a former Bridge Scholar! I also love to travel and got the amazing opportunity to study abroad in South Korea this past summer!