Meet The Team

Resident Advisors for the 2023-2024 Year

Karl Lam (Low Rise 6)

My name is Karl and I am a senior and passionate Hotelie. I was born in LA, raised in Hong Kong, and live in New York. I am the youngest of three kids. On campus, I am involved in the Hotelie communitey and am a manager at the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. I enjoy all things from Trader Joes, I like volunteering in the community, and I am hoping to get really good at ice skating (I'll let you know how that goes...)

Catrina Murphy (Low Rise 6)

llo! My name is Catrina Murphy (she/her), and I am the Unit 2 RA in Low Rise 6 this year! I'm a junior Animal Science major with a pre-vet concentration and plan to minor in ASL/Deaf Studies. I grew up in Brunswick, New York, to two Deaf parents. I enjoy spending my free time knitting, hiking, cooking, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends!

Abhyuday Atal (Low Rise 6)

I am Abhyuday and I am a senior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Arts & Sciences. Academically, I'm passionate about Mathematics and Economics in addition to Computer Science, but I love learning in general - so if you learned something interesting recently don't hesitate to come up to me and talk about it! In my spare time, I enjoy a mixture of reading, exercising, researching self-improvement, and watching horror movies.

Emily Molaro (Low Rise 6)

Hi! I am Emily, a senior in the college of engineering studying Operations Research and Information Engineering. This will be my 3rd year as an RA! I'm from a really small agricultural village in Southeast Michigan, so I'm super used to the cold Ithaca winters. I also have a cat named Rocket who lives with me in the residence hall, she is super sweet and loves meeting new people. On campus I am in AXO, a social sorority, and work part-time for eCornell.

Sahara McElroy (Low Rise 7)

I'm Sahara and I'm a senior in the ILR School. I'm from Concord, California and enjoy fashion, working out, and arts and crafts! My favorite musical artists are Thundercats, Steve Lacy, and Azealia Banks. On campus, I've been involved with the Sexual Violence Prevention Network and the Women's Resource Center. This is my third year working with the Low Rises!

Breawna Smith (Low Rise 7)

Hi! My name is Breawna and I am in the class of 2026, majoring in agricultural sciences with a focus in sustainability. In my free  time you can usually find me basking in nature, working with plants, or at the gym.

Kevin Lu (Low Rise 7)

Hello everybody! My name is Kevin Lu and I am a Junior studying Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. I come from the little town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. On campus, I'm also a tutor at the Knight Center for Writing (feel free to stop by on weekdays at the Tatkon center in RPCC!), a compost manager, and a member of the Cornell Student Union.

One fun fact about me: I'm big into anything Lord of the Rings, piano, or cow-related!

Anthony Pizana (Low Rise 7)

Hello! My name is Anthony Pizana and I'm a sophomore studying Economics in CAS. I grew up in Houston, Texas and enjoy jamming to music, hanging out with friends, and getting my 8 hours of sleep in. A fun fact about myself is that there is a town named "Pizana" in San Martín, Peru!