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2014-2015 Executive Board

Need More Info? If you have any question or comments about getting involved with RHA, the application process, or anything else, please feel free to contact any of the RHA officers, Advisor or your RA!

Danielle Riethmiller

Hi! My name is Danielle Riethmiller, I am currently a senior here at USD studying Mathematics and Biology and this year’s RHA President. I love USD and I am passionate about improving campus life and the student experience. Being a senior I have a few secrets about this campus that I am always willing to share - like where to find air conditioning and free food! My friends would call me an “overjoiner” so it’s very likely you’ll see me working with lots of groups on campus, like Relay for Life, Rainbow Educators, or in the Changemaker Hub. Look out for RHA events this upcoming year and I hope to see you all there!

Vanessa Vargas
Executive Vice President/Liason to Relay for Life

My name is Vanessa Vargas and I am currently a junior at USD. I am from Corona, CA and I am majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Math.  USD is such a great community to be a part of, so I hope all of you find your place to call home here. This is my second year involved with RHA and this year I am so pleased to be the Vice-President of RHA Executive Board.  I am looking forward to working with all of the hall councils and helping out with Relay for Life hall teams. Also, if you ever need advice on school, balancing your life, or just need someone to talk to; people say I am very organized and a good listener, so feel free to approach me around campus or stop by my office hours to chat!

Danielle Priore
Director of Finance

Hi! My name is Danielle Priore and I am currently a sophomore at USD. My lovely hometown is located near Cleveland, Ohio. I am a Real Estate and Business Administration double major with a minor in Asian Studies. The University of San Diego is such an amazing place to call home and get involved in. This year I am the RHA Director of Finance and I am so excited about all of the events we have planned! Being a part of RHA is amazing because you get to give back to the campus community, voice the concerns of residents, and help USD make positive changes!  I love to meet new people and I am more than willing to give advice about classes, USD in general, or even help find a great restaurant or beach in San Diego! Feel free to stop me on campus to say hi, come by my office hours to chat, or find me in one of the other many clubs I am involved in! I look forward to meeting you all.

Kaylee Gil
Vice President for Advocacy

Hi! My name is Kaylee Gil and I am currently a Junior at USD. I am from South Korea but my home in the USA is Maryland (Go eastcost!)  I am a Biochemistry major with minors in Biology and Math. I am the Vice President of Advocacy and this will be my third year in RHA. I am very excited to meet you all and have an amazing year! RHA was one of the first organizations I joined as freshmen. Through RHA, I was able to get to know USD and I am truly blessed to call USD my home! Please come say hi during my office hours and don't be hesitant to give me any ideas or feedback you have to better this organization as well as your living experience on campus. I look forward to meeting you all!

Boris Fratkin
Vice President for Housing Operations

Hey! My name is Boris Fratkin and I from Los Angeles, California. I am a junior studying Mechanical Engineering at USD. I am also the RHA Vice-President for Housing Operations. I lived most of my life in Israel and just recently, after almost 6 years, I've become a US citizen. 

I live in San Buen and my favorite thing about USD is the many opportunities our school offers us both academically and professionally. I am very excited to be in my position as an executive member of RHA. This is my first year on RHA exec board and I am looking forward to meeting a lot of talented and goal oriented/inspired people. Furthermore, If you ever feel like you want to talk to somebody, about any subject, ask a question, or get an advice, please feel free to stop by the RHA office during my office hours! I always enjoy a good conversation, and will always try to give you my best advice on school or life related questions! Stay positive and smile people! OLE!

Claire Flynn
Vice President for Communications

Hi all! My name is Claire and I’m a sophomore Environmental Studies and Sociology Major. I was born and raised in Portland, OR and hope to work with environmental ethics and education. As the RHA Vice President of Communications, I hope to make residential life fun, diverse, and a strong community. I live in the Vistas and can be seen involved in Alpha Chi Omega, Changemaker Student Committee, Outdoor Adventures, and the Office of Sustainability. I’m super pumped to meet and work with y’all and make USD the best and most exciting community it can be!

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