Leadership Team

Meet the Mews Crew

The Mews Crew is comprised of RAs for Mews Hall & the Loving House, the Senior RA, and the RHD. While each RA is responsible for the immediate support of ~30 residents, we are all here for you!

RHD Taylor Bouraad

Hey Mewsies! My name is Taylor Bouraad and I am the proud Residence Hall Director of Mews Hall and Loving House. I am a proud New Yorker- born and raised in Westchester, NY. I love hiking, eating and being outside in the sun.

Feel free to drop by my office on 1 West or send me an email - tb533@cornell.edu

Senior RA - Damon Avery

Hi! I’m Damon Avery. Like a plant or a cow or maybe a rock or something, I grew up on a farm in California. As a College Scholar and Spanish major, I study nature, cities and bodies in film, poetry and literature. My approach to life varies from “Ooh this is a fun game!” to “Wanna start a revolution with me?”. My most-used emojis are 💕, 🦋, 💫, 🌸, 🐹, 🙈, and 🥰. And, of course, I am the SRA for Mews and Loving House, and I’m so excited to spend this year with all of you!

RA Jesse - Loving House

Hey Mews! My name is Jesse Corona and I am a rising sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. My major is unknown, but if you have any suggestions let me know. I come from sunny California, and you can probably guess that I am NOT a fan of Ithaca winters. This past year, I dedicated my time serving the Class of 2022 council as class president. This upcoming year, I am excited to continue my Cornell journey as the RA for Loving House. Some fun facts about me: I have seven siblings, it took me five attempts to get my license, and I love sleeping. Feel free to reach out with questions, comments, concerns, or emotional outbursts. So excited to get to meet you!!

RA Natalia - 2 East

Hi there! My name is Natalia, and I live in Miami, FL but I am originally from Cuba. I’m a sophomore majoring in Government and Spanish, minoring in Inequality Studies and Latina/o Studies. In my free time I enjoy dancing, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends. On campus I am President of the Cornell Lending Library and I am involved with ALANA. I am also a Reproductive Justice Ambassador for the Center for American Progress. Feel free to stop by by room to chat any time, or if you want some amazing espresso. Looking forward to meeting you all, welcome to Cornell!

RA Katie - 2 East

Hello! My name is Katie Gingrich and I am from Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am a junior following the pre-vet track and I am double majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. On campus, I am involved in Sigma Alpha (a professional agricultural sorority), the pre-vet society, Agricultural sciences ambassadors, CALS Ambassadors and Golden Key. I love all animals, especially pigs. I am excited to get to meet everyone and feel free to reach out to me if you want to get food or go look at waterfalls!

RA Kimberly - 3 East

Hey Mews! I’m Kim (高平云), a Senior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Comparative Literature and minoring in East Asian studies. I was born in New Jersey and raised in Chicago, but I jet set to Hong Kong and Singapore every few years to visit family and eat. I LOVE food and travel and will spend my last penny on these pleasures— maybe I’m a hedonist? My family consists of my two very silly parents, my younger brother, and a coveted Pachira Aqautica named Henrietta. Come see me in my room if you want to watch her bask gloriously in the afternoon sunlight. If you ever need book recommendations or someone to sit next to as you watch movies (which I probably have not seen) then hmu!

RA Patrick - 3 East

My name is Patrick Mosquera, I am from New Jersey and I am a junior here at Cornell. I study Environmental and Sustainability Sciences and International Relations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. On campus I work in an Entomology lab as a lab assistant where I work with flies and mosquitos. I also work at the Trillium eatery, which is also my favorite place to eat on campus. I love talking about politics, current events, climate change, and shoes. I also enjoy swimming, reading, exercising, and listening to all types of music. I like keeping my door open so feel free to come by and say hi!

RA Angelyse - 2 West

Hey Mews! My name is Angelyse Cardona and I am a first year RA. Originally from New York City, I currently live in Stafford, VA. I am a rising sophomore studying Global and Public Health Sciences in the College of Human Ecology. Across campus, I participate in various organizations such as Black and Latino InterVarsity and Residential Student Congress. I was also crowned “Miss Gold” at the 2019 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., which allowed me to share my confidence, talents, and Latinx identity with the Cornell community. Please feel free to reach out to me any time. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us!

RA Omar - 2 West

Hi! My name is Omar and I'm from Staten Island, NY. I'm a junior on the premedical track, majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish. I lived in Mews my freshman and sophomore year, and this is my second year as an RA. I am extremely excited to get to know all of you! Feel free to reach out to me anytime. I am also a member of the Puerto Rican Students Association here on campus. In my free time, I enjoy running and I am currently a member of the Track and Field Club. Looking forward to a great year ahead!

RA Sahana - 3 West

My name is Sahana and I am a Senior here at Cornell. I am majoring in Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and am on the Pre-Med track. This is my third year as an RA and as a Freshman I lived in Mews as well. Across campus, I’d say I’m pretty involved - I’m on dance teams, part of pre-professional organizations and also devote a lot of my time research (aside from academics, of course). I’m really excited to get to know you all and am looking forward to a fantastic year!

RA Danny - 3 West

Hey everyone! I am a communication major hoping to make a career in marketing or entertainment. I am from Bogotá, Colombia and grew up in Orlando, Florida. I love to travel, take photos, and try new food. Talk to me if you ever want to get boba tea or explore parts of Ithaca!

FIR Lori Leonard

Lori Leonard is a Professor in the Department of Development Sociology and Faculty-in-Residence for Mews and Loving House. She teaches undergraduate courses on gender, globalization, environmental sociology, and waste. Her courses include two Learning Where You Live courses that she teaches in her Mews apartment in the fall: Wonder Women (co-taught with other FIR on north campus) and Reel Africa (co-taught with her partner and Faculty Fellow in Residence, Siba Grovogui). She is the faculty advisor for the Food Recovery Network and a board member for Friendship Donations Network, a local food rescue in Ithaca. She has lots of interests, including some that she tries to work into programs with residents, including creative writing, gardening, hiking, cooking and keeping stuff out of landfills.