Cascadilla Hall RAs

John Hanna

1st Floor RA

John is a rising junior in the Dyson School studying Applied Economics & Management, and is originally from Long Island, New York. On campus he is involved as treasurer for his social fraternity, new member educator for a finance club among other things, as well as being an RA. Some of his interests are watching hockey, taking long drives, lifting, and trivia.

Brooke Paykin

2nd Floor RA

Hi everyone! My name is Brooke and I am your RA. I’m a junior and am majoring in environmental engineering. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Ben Bigdelle

3rd Floor RA

Hi everyone, my name is Ben, and I’m really excited to be your RA this year. I study CS in the College of Engineering, with a possible minor in ECE. I enjoy running and hiking, and am a fan of Chelsea, F1, and the Brooklyn Nets. If you ever want to talk about school, life, or just have a chat, feel free to stop by.

Pujita Sunder

3rd Floor RA

Pujita Sunder is a junior majoring in Economics and minoring in Business at the College of Arts and Sciences! She's interested in finance, law, and the intersection between the two, and hopes to eventually get her JD/MBA. She also teaches both music and academic classes for kids outside of classes, and you can often catch her in the library or with a book on the Arts Quad! She also loves reading, shopping, and playing badminton, and is super excited to meet everyone and have a fantastic year!

Pearl Ngai

4th Floor RA

Hi all! My name is Pearl Ngai ("Nye") and I am a senior in The ILR School studying Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Asian American Studies, Law and Society, as well as Policy Analysis and Management (PAM). I am from Queens, New York and this is my second year as RA - last year I was in Schuyler House.

Outside of being an RA, I enjoy volunteering and completing community service both on and off campus. You may spot me spending time in the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement or at the Asian & Asian American Center! I love trying new foods and spending time in the Commons. My favorite restaurants in Ithaca are Pokelava and Spicy Asian.

I am excited to be your RA and can't wait to have a great year together.

Ruth Ogbemudia

4th Floor RA

Bio coming soon! :)

Megan Lamey

5th Floor RA

Hi! My name is Megan, and I am a junior studying psychology and considering a minor in creative writing. I am originally from Vancouver, Washington. I love traveling, cooking, baking, playing and watching sports, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. I can’t wait to meet and get to know all of you!

Leah Moore

5th Floor RA

Leah is a Senior in the Hotel School. She is studying hospitality with a concentration in finance, accounting, and real estate. She is from Milford, CT and transferred last year from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is involved with Korean American Students Association and Hotel Ezra Cornell. Her favorite band is Mumford and Sons and would spend most of her free time at Movie Theaters if she could so let her know if you’re a movie fanatic!

Sean McCabe

6th Floor RA

Hi! My name is Sean McCabe and I am a new RA to Cascadilla Hall. I am currently studying Human Biology, Health and Society in the College of Human Ecology, and will be graduating in 2023. My hometown is Pearl River in Rockland County, NY. This year, I am transitioning from my RA role in Low Rise 6 where I have been for the last two years. I am extremely excited to be in this new location and to become a part of the special community found in Cascadilla Hall! Outside of my role as an RA I am the Vice President of Recruitment for Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical organization on campus, and I am a research assistant in the Berry Lab.

Arianna Curillo

6th Floor RA

My name is Arianna and I am a senior studying College of Engineering studying Computer Science. I am Ecuadorian and a first-generation student. Other roles I have on campus include President of Underrepresented Minorities in Computing at Cornell (URMC). My interests include being active, specifically running, biking, and hiking. I love to bullet journal, practice yoga, and go on walks in nature. I am vegan and love cooking and eating plant-based meals and am Risley dining’s biggest fan!!