Hi everyone, Alex here,
In my second year as a resident assistant (RA), I’ve seen dozens of residents come and go. Some residents I’ve grown closer to and share more of a friendship, while others I have the strict RA/Resident relationship—a wave hello with a “how ya doin?” in the hallway.
Regardless of the type of association, I love seeing my residents in the hallway and learning a little bit more about them! I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know one of my outstanding freshman residents, Bea Anguiera, on a more personal level. I met her at the start of the school year when she moved in with the rest of the freshman, smiling, yet nervous. She was very outside her comfort zone, coming to UConn from Puerto Rico. Within the first week of school she became close friends with many of the other freshman on the floor and blossomed into a more outgoing, Spanglish-speaking ball of fun!
Bea is a Communications major and I know she will have NO problem working her way into the media. Only in her second semester, Bea is already involved in UCTV, the Daily Campus, and she is also a member of my running club, UConn Endurance! Although running in the cold New England air is quite different from the hot shores of Puerto Rico, Bea will be running her first half marathon in NYC with UConn Endurance this March!
She is quite the busy bee and is dedicated to her studies, her friends, and her involvement. Bea is a resident who I know I will keep in contact even after I graduate this May. She alway
s wears a smile and is passionate about her Puerto Rican heritage. Bea
is looking forward to her Spring Break trip back home to Puerto Rico wear she will sit on the beach…sending me pictures of the shoreline while I remain in Storrs…she’s also a comedian. But she will always return to UConn, ready to take on new challenges and conquer the campus! I’m sure we will see great things from her during her time at UConn