Meet The Team

Resident Advisors for the 2022-2023 Year

Charles Chen

Hi, my name is Charles. I'm a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying economics and government. Last year, I was the President of the High Rise 5 Hall Council and the VP of Philanthropy for the Professional Fraternity Council. Currently, I'm the President of the Zambia Community Education Initiative, the Director of Finance for the Cornell International Affairs Conference, a Business sub-team member of Cornell Rocketry, and an Arts and Sciences Ambassador.

One fun fact about me: I'm a pretty good home cook.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach me through email!

Michael Dekhtyar

Hello! My name is Michael Dekhtyar and I'm a student in the ILR School, minoring in International Trade and Development as well as Sustainable Business and Economic Policy. On campus, I'm part of the Cornell International Affairs Review, The Cornell Diplomat, and the Intellectual Property and Ethics Club.

One fun fact about me: I love playing badminton both inside and outside of Cornell, and I'm always up for a game, so let me know if you want to play!

Rebekah Goldstein

Rebekah Goldstein is a Sophomore from Westchester, NY who is studying Industrial and Labor Relations in the ILR School. She is a member of Cornell Hillel and the ILR Women's Caucus, and is interested in joining Student Assembly and Haven in the future.

In her free time, Rebekah likes making Spotify playlists and going to the gym.

Karl Lam

My name is Karl and I am a sophomore in the Hotel School. Outside of the classroom, I am an Engaged Ambassador at the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement and am part of the Cornell Hotel Society.

One fun fact about me: I love me some good reality TV memes!

Sahara McElroy

Hi! I'm Sahara and I'm a junior in the ILR school. I'm from Concord, California, and enjoy fashion, working out, and arts and crafts! My fave musical artists are Thundercat, Steve Lacy, and Azealia Banks! On campus, I've been involved with the Sexual Violence Prevention Network and the Women's Resource Center.

Fun fact: This is my second year working with the Low Rises!

Harmony Prado

Hi everyone! My name is Harmony Prado. I am a Dyson junior, studying AEM and concentrating in Marketing and Business Analytics. On campus I am involved in Como Council for Latinx students, eHub, and BlackGen! As a first-generation college student, I am passionate about mental health advocacy and DEI.

One fun fact about me: I am from San Diego - coming to Cornell was the first time I experienced winters.

I can't wait to meet you all :)

Elise Song

Hi! My name is Elise and I am a junior studying Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am from Portland, Oregon and love hiking and skiing. On campus, I am involved with WICC (Women in Computing @Cornell) and the web team for the Daily Sun.

I am looking forward to meeting you all!

Kevin Lu

Hello everybody! My name is Kevin Lu and I am a Sophomore 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!