Risley Leadership

Quintenilla Merriweather

Residence Hall Director, qmm3

Hello and Welcome to Risley!

My name is Quintenilla Merriweather and I serve as the Residence Hall Director for Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts. I am excited to have you join us as become one of the many dedicated and active Risleyites, don't worry its a wonderful thing to become a Risleyite.

To tell you a little bit about myself, I am new to the Ithaca Area. I moved from Dayton, OH after the 2020 New Year. I am from United Kingdom, England from a small town called Milton-under-Wychwood. I lived there for three years and moved to Bitburg, Germany for roughly nine years before moving to the United States.

I went to Webster University for my Bachelor's of Arts in Broadcast Digital Journalism. The University of Nebraska at Kearney for my Master's of Science in Counseling. The University of Dayton for my Master's of Law in Government Contracting, Procurement, and Negotiations. Possibly like many of you, I had no idea what I was going to be in College. I was involved with Orientation as a leader and coordinator, I served a  RA in both a first year hall and apartment for a year, I became a Tour Guide, Served RHA as a NCC, and so much else. What I learned is that if you have the passion you can make anything happen and there is nothing you can't accomplish during these four influential years.

I am an avid adventure seeking having gone Zorbing, Skydiving, Free Falling, and BASE jumping. I also enjoy reading . I have superpower of reading books at a quicker pace. My fun fact is that I can read about 15 books a month, depending on length. Additionally, I brought home (2 1/2 years ago) a bundle of furry joy my cat Ollie. She is a cat with spider person capabilities  jumping and leaping single bounds.

As your RHD, I am responsible for the daily management of Risley inclusive of working collaboratively with student leaders, supervising Senior and Resident Advisors. More than anything, I am here to support you in any way I can. Feel free to visit me in my office 122 by the Risley Elevators.  Should you need anything do not hesitate to reach out me via the following mediums | Risley@cornell.edu or qmm3@cornell.edu and by phone (607) 255-9520.