South Campus Leadership Team

Cascadilla Hall | Sheldon Court | EEC House | 112 Edgemoor

Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator is a live-in professional staff person who resides on South Campus. The Area Coordinator is responsible for the long range planning, as well as day-to-day operations of the buildings/communities on South Campus, and is the liaisons to parents, Collegetown businesses, organizations, Housing & Residential Life, Campus & Community Engagement, Student & Campus Life, and Cornell University.

Resident Advisors

The RAs are live-in student staff members who have been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, in areas including educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management. South Campus has 20 RAs, and you may go to any of them if you have questions or problems. There is an RA on call every night of the week and on the weekends to respond to any emergencies in our buildings. The RAs will be some of the first people you meet upon moving into the buildings in the South Campus community. They are here because they care about you and want your experience to be as successful and positive as possible.

Senior Resident Advisor

The SRA is also a live-in student staff member with at least one year of RA experience who are on staff and provide additional support in programming, advising and mentoring newer staff members. The SRA has also been trained extensively in working in undergraduate residence halls, in areas including educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management.

VERNON MILLER (Area Coordinator)

Vernon Miller is a member of the Thunder Clan from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska & Iowa. He received his B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska and his M.S. in Counseling & Student Development from Kansas State University. Prior to joining Housing & Residential Life at Cornell, Vernon was a High School Business Teacher, recently served as the Omaha Tribal Chairman, and President of the Omaha Nation Public Schools Board of Education on the Omaha Indian Reservation.  Vernon also served as a National Racial Equity & Healing Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an Americans for Indian Opportunity Ambassador, and a Fellow with the New Leader's Council: Omaha Chapter.  Vernon was a Head Resident for Cornell's Summer College in 2018.  Vernon is excited to work with the South Campus community and to provide support for students, staff, and faculty at Cornell.  Mr. Miller can be reached at

Cascadilla Hall

Resident Advisors

MAC (1st & 2nd Floors)

Hi everyone! My name is Mac Chasman and I’m a junior in the ILR school. I’m from Rochester NY, and I transferred to Cornell from Binghamton my sophomore year. Outside of school I am an avid hiker and outdoorsman and a firefighter with the Cayuga Heights Fire Department just north of campus.

ROCHELLE (3rd Floor)

Hi South Campus! I'm Rochelle, a senior studying economics in Arts and Sciences. I'm from a small town near Princeton, New Jersey and I transferred to Cornell my sophomore year from UC Berkeley. Outside of RA duties, I also help manage the student paper and I work at the Cascadilla Service Center. I'm excited to get to know everyone!

NIK (3rd Floor)

Hi my name is Nik Rao. I am from Stamford, Connecticut. I am currently a junior in the Hotel School with a concentration in Real Estate development. This past summer, I worked remote for a company based in Providence, Rhode Island. In my spare time, I like to go snowboarding or hiking around the Ithaca area. I love to rewatch How I Met Your Mother and Suits.

BETSY (4th Floor)

Hi, I'm Betsy and I'm from Brooklyn, NY. I'm a senior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Engineering. This is my third year as an RA in Cascadilla.

MILENA (4th Floor)

Hi! I'm Milena and I'm a junior in Arts & Sciences majoring in Biology & Society and minoring in Nutrition & Health and Inequality Studies. I'm from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and this is my first year as an RA on the 4th floor of Cascadilla Hall! On campus, I work at Libe Cafe, and I'm involved in Cornell Minds Matter, the Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell Health International, and Partners in Health Engage. In my free time, I love watching Netflix and knitting/crocheting. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great year!

SERENA (5th Floor)

Serena is a senior in CALS from Rochester, NY. She is studying bioengineering on a pre-dental track. Serena is on the club field hockey team and loves spending time outdoors. She is excited to be an RA in Cascadilla Hall again this year, and is looking forward to meeting her residents.

SAM (5th Floor)

Hi, my name is Sam, and I am a junior in CALS from Clifton Park, NY. I am studying Biology on a pre-med track. In my free time, I like to ski, hike, golf, and show off pictures of my incredible dog.

AADI (6th Floor)

- Far Hills, New Jersey

- Junior

- Policy Analysis and Management

- In addition to being a proud Casc RA, I conduct research on crime and technology, am involved in the Student Assembly and work on a start up. I love to eat, cook and am an aspiring DJ.

ANGEL (6th Floor)

Hi, My name is Angel! I grew up in the Bronx, NY but recently moved to a small town in Westchester. I’m a junior majoring in Biology and Society with minors in Nutrition and Anthropology. I’m an RA for Casc, editor for a student-run publication, and I work a student job at the A.D. White House as well. In my free time, you’ll find me reading, writing, roller skating, or cooking. Please feel to stop by and say hi or ask any questions you might have!


Resident Advisors

MEG (1st & 2nd Floors)

Meg (she/her/hers) is a senior from Chatham, New Jersey. She is majoring in English while following the premedical curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a 3rd year RA in Sheldon Court and serves as one of the CORE RAs. On campus, she is involved with the Cornell University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS), Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars (MFCNS), and The Crane Group. She enjoys reading, learning, and, of course, drinking hot coffee with extra room for milk.

MANNY (3rd Floor)

Brooklyn, NY

Junior, Class of '22

Human Development Major

I am of Spanish and Caribbean descent (father from Spain and mother from Guyana), I am part of P3 (Pre-professional program), a GSMU mentee (Graduate students mentoring undergrads), XAE (Chi Alpha Epsilon) Honor Society member, a TA for introduction to Environmental Psychology (DEA 1500), and a Human Ecology Ambassador. In my free time, I like to listen to music (mainly rap and hip-hop), DJ, play sports, play video games, watch TV, hang out with friends, and watch movies. This will be my first year as a RA.

ANDREA LUCIA (4th Floor)

Hello, my name is Andrea Lucia and I am a senior studying Biological Engineering in the College of Engineering. I was a transfer student from the County College of Morris where I attained an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Science and another in Biology. I was born in Bogota, Colombia but now live in New Jersey. I am currently in the Butcher Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in the BME department. On campus, I am also a Cornell Tradition fellow, the Co-President of PorColombia Cornell, a member of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. After graduating this December, I hope to pursue an MD-PhD program.

DANIEL (5th Floor)

Hello, my name is Daniel! I’m a premed senior in the College of Engineering studying computer science. I was born in Ecuador but raised in Skaneateles, NY. I’m in CRU (a christian fellowship), Cornell Biomedical Device, and the Schaffer-Nishimura lab. I like to read, run, and hear about people’s lives.


Resident Advisors

MARYAM (2nd Floor)

Maryam is a senior from Downingtown, Pennsylvania and she is excited for her second year as an RA for the EEC. She is studying Hospitality in the School of Hotel Administration. Last year, she was the Media & IT Director for the 95th Hotel Ezra Cornell.  On campus, she also works at the Statler Hotel, so feel free to ask her about working on campus. She has 3 sisters and a dachshund named Bennett.  You can  watch Bennett grow up by following him at @minidachshund_bennett on Instagram. Maryam loves meeting people and talking, so stop by to say hi!

ALEX (3rd Floor)

Hi everyone! I'm Alex, a junior in Arts and Sciences studying Biology and Society with a pre health focus. I'm from West Orange, NJ. I love all kinds of dance, but salsa has been a new found passion. Besides that, I like being outdoors, eating good food, and binge watching shows. I'm so excited to meet and learn more about all of you!


Senior Resident Advisor

LIZ (Senior Resident Advisor)

Hey everyone! My name is Liz and I am a senior studying chemical engineering. On campus, I am involved in Theta Tau, the Professional Fraternity Council, and Engineers for a Sustainable World. I love to read, do yoga, and travel, and am a strong advocate for making time for self care during the semester. I'm so excited to be your SRA this year, and hope to help all of you feel at home.