Assembly

Member Bios

Anna Li, RHA President President: Hello, my name is Anna Li and I'm a fourth year majoring in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and minoring in American History. I am from the lovely bubble known as Irvine, California in Orange County. When I'm not selling my soul to math or with my RHA family, you can find me doing backflips, playing video games, and teaching CS 61C Machine Structures. This year I am beyond excited to further the purpose of RHA and to ensure that every individual in our community, whether the residents, hall staff, professional staff, or others, feels appreciated and encouraged. I have been blessed with such a dedicated and extraordinary team and we are going to do great things this year! Contact Info - rha@berkeley.edu.

 Hagar Ali, VP of Finance and AdministrationVP of Finance & Administration: Hello! My name is Hagar Ali. I am a second year, majoring in Chemical Biology and minoring in Applied Mathematics. As your VP of Administration and Finance for the academic year of 2017-2018, I am looking forward to strengthening RHA executive board, leading a strong financial committee, and developing a personal connection with the residents to provide them a unique experience in the residential halls. I started as a Treasurer for Sprousley (Ida Sproul and Priestley) Hall Association. Because I loved being involved with the residents and dealing with those bucks, becoming a member of RHA was very exciting. Aside from RHA and academic stress, you can find me roasting people, knitting, sewing, or face-timing my family. If you are having problem pronouncing my name, just call me HAG! Welcome to Cal Residential Halls! I hope you enjoy your stay!pcoming year! Contact Info - rhaadmin@berkeley.edu.

Sofi Sargsyan, VP of Public RelationsVP of Marketing:  Hello, I'm Sofi Sargsyan and I'm currently in my last year as a Peace and Conflict Studies major. I am also minoring in Global Poverty and Practice. Last year, I transferred to Berkeley from Glendale Community College. On campus, I work as an assistant in one of the offices at Berkeley Law and I was a peer advocate at the Transfer Center. I aspire to build more connections with our residents and effectively promote RHAs' events. I want our residents to be aware of the different opportunities and events that our organization offers. Feel free to say hi or ask me anything you would like to know! Contact Info - rharelations@berkeley.edu

Vanessa, VP of Social AffairsVP of Social Affairs:  Hello! My name is Vanessa but you can call me Van, everybody does. I am a second year majoring in English and Rhetoric and began my career in RHA last year as the RHA Representative for Stern. I was born and raised in the unknown but lovely city of El Paso, Texas (also known as "the city of the 915") and I love big books, warm days, and long walks. When I am not reading or writing thousands of pages for class or working on RHA things I am reading other thousands of pages for fun and working on corralling my friends together. As your Vice President of Social Affairs, it is my mission to spearhead RHA's two major programs, AHOW and Sail Away. I look forward to planning and executing these events with the incredible Executive Board and representatives of this year and continuing to foster a greater sense of community within the residence halls and in the university as a whole. I look forward to meeting you all in the coming year and sincerely hope that every day of yours is fulfilling and productive! Contact Info - rhasocialaffairs@berkeley.edu

 Christina Eldabbagh, VP of Advocacy and OutreachVP of Advocacy & Outreach:  Hello! My name is Christina Eldabbagh and I am a senior double majoring in Public Health and Nutritional Sciences. As RHA's VP of Advocacy and Outreach, it is my job to assess resident's needs and in response provide them, and our community, with helpful resources in the form of information, events, and workshops. It is my job to advocate and represent the residential community as well as the greater community we reside in. This year, I am looking forward to directing the newly designed Bearfest Initiative, which embodies a year long commitment to serving those in our community. As a student who has never left the comfort of on-campus housing, I have grown an appreciation for residential living and look forward to bringing my years of experience to the forefront of this academic year. Contact Info - rhaadvocate@berkeley.edu.

Rachel Lee, VP of CommunicationsVP of Communications & National Communications Coordinator:  Hi! My name is Rachel Lee and will be serving as RHA’s VP of Internal Affairs and NCC! I am in my second year at Cal and I’ll be double majoring in Political Science and Japanese. I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s RHA exec team and I hope that we can have a wonderful year planning AMAZING events and building a stronger community in the residence halls. Besides my enthusiasm for RHA, I love to nap, eat and travel around the world! Feel free to reach out to me if you want to talk, grab a bite - I’m always down for a chat or snack. Go bears! Contact Info - rhancc@berkeley.edu

Advisor Jason AnthonyAdvisor: Hi There! My name is Jason and I'm originally from Long Island, New York. My higher education career has spanned the past 15 years and brought me to several institutions including Columbia, The New School, John Hopkins, Brown and GW. Professionally, I have worked in areas including student activities and leadership development, disability access and support, higher education opportunity, religious life support, and academic services. I received my BA in Religion at GW and my MA in Higher Education at Teachers College-Columbia in NYC. I enjoy working with our great student employee team, our residential faculty and our residents. Contact Info - jason.anthony@berkeley.edu

Advisor Tanya KoroyanAdvisor: Hello! My name is Tanya Koroyan and I am a Co-Advisor to RHA, as well as the Resident Director (RD) of Ida Sproul and Priestley Hall. As an RHA Advisor I will be working with the executive team to ensure our on campus students have an excellent experience here at Cal. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley I attended San Jose State University where I earned my Bachelors in Sociology, and then the University of San Francisco where I received my Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs. My passion is working with students, supporting them through their academics and beyond, and providing opportunities for scholars to move towards their goals. Aside from my work I love to dance, paint, eat, take naps, and watch TV. If you ever want to chat please feel free to stop by my office, located in the Central Building of Unit 3, on the lower level. Looking forward to a great year ahead, go bears!  Contact Info - tanya.koroyan@berkeley.edu

Resources

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Assembly Documents

RHA Constitution (Google doc)  Our Constitution, which will provide a detailed breakdown of the structure of our organization.

RHA By-Laws (Google doc)  Our By-Laws will provide a detailed description of our logistics.

Meeting Minutes (Google doc) 

RHA Bills (Google doc)  RHA passes a variety of bills throughout the year that support official legislation or orders, programs or their mission statements, and other changes that affect the residence halls. Bills are reviewed by the Internal Affairs Committee before reaching the Assembly for a vote. The bill must be approved by 2/3 of the assembly in order to be enacted and amendments may be made to any bill by the assembly. If the bill affects Hall Association bylaws or constitutions, then it must be posted in all residence halls for residents to view after which time it is voted on by individual Hall Associations and the RHA Representatives bring that vote back to the Assembly meeting for the final decision. If you have any question or concerns about how to write a bill, or if you need an example, please email the VP of Communications/NCC at rhancc@berkeley.edu.

Examples of bills that have been passed are as follows:

  • Bill to support a hate-free and inclusive environment in the residence halls and on campus for all residents, students and faculty (2010) Written by Emily Ly, Kristina Kim and Nicole Durbin-Henderson
  • Bill to support paper towel composting pilot program (2010) Written by Tia Chea - Presidents’ Roundtable Schedule of Meetings (2008) Written by David Chen
  • Bill to Amend a Change in the Format of Committee reports (2008) Written by Ayelet Awad - Endorsement of University of California Residence Halls (2008) Written by David Chen
  • Bill to Support the Incorporation of University Apartments into Residence Hall Government (2007) Written by Courtney Lane
  • Bill to Amend Election Procedure (2007) Written by Edward Chow
  • Bill to Endorse “Blackout Battles” Energy Competition (2007) Written by Kameron Kitajima
  • Bill to Move Contingency Funds to NACURH Funds (2007) Written by Christina Markle - Bill to Support the University of California, Berkeley Social Justice Leadership Conference (2007) Written by Tiffany Chan
  • Bill for the Movement of Excess Funds from Casino/Dance Night to RHA Boat Dance (2006) Written by Maxwell Jen
  • Executive Order to Suspend Residence Hall Constitution Title IV, Article II, Section 1, Letter E (2006) Ordered by Oriana Madrigal
  • Executive Order Authorizing Executive Staff August Stipend Payment (2005) Ordered by Dan Woodard