Student Staff

Graduate Assistants

Resident Advisors

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants are part-time, bachelor's-level housing professional who assist the Area Coordinators with supervision, residential programming, building management, and departmental initiatives. Graduate Assistants report to their respective Area Coordinators and the Assistant Director of Residence Life.


Kayla Braidfoot, Graduate Assistant for Olive Hall

Kayla received her B.S. in Mass Communications, concentration in Public Relations, from UNA, and is currently working on her Master of Professional Studies in Higher Education Administration. She loves traveling-- especially to tropical places, kayaking, hiking, Alan Jackson, or anything that has to do with her maltipoo, Hudson! 

Miriam Comer, Graduate Assistant for Mattielou Hall

Miriam received her B.S. in Human Development and Family studies with a minor in Psychology from Auburn University. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Miriam has a passion for working with college students because she loves to see the growth that takes place in their lives. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and loves to take trips to explore new people and places. 

Jamie Avery, Graduate Assistant for Rivers & Lafayette

Jamie Avery is from Smithville, Mississippi. She obtained her Associates Degree from Itawamba Community College (ICC) and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the Mississippi University for Women (MUW). Jamie is currently working on a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has future plans to obtain a PhD. She is a Christian and enjoys knitting, reading, coffee, pancakes, and George Strait. She also loves getting to visit her twin sister in Tennessee!

Anna Hendrix, Graduate Assistant for Appleby East & West, Hawthorne, Covington, and Rice

Anna received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from UNA and is currently working on her Masters in Professional Studies. She plans to obtain her PhD and be an advocate for mental health and domestic violence survivors. She loves country music and spontaneous road trips - especially when the destination is a football game. She is a dog mom to her pug, Moe. 

Resident Advisors

Resident advisors are full-time undergraduate students that serve as educators, community builders and mentors to the students on their floors. 

Mattielou Hall:

William Graves, Jordon Brakeman, Kyle Hall, Erin Floyd, Seth Jacobs, Bailey Roberson, Holly Dunbar, Grace Mullins

Olive Hall:

Bella Fowler, Cris Artieda Zambrano, Katie Yarbrough, Bryson Brown, Unique Glover, Nathan Brooks, Ali Daniels, Austin Weldon, Emma Moothart

Rivers Hall:

Kobee Vance, Kimeya Johnson, Ja'Mira Bozeman, Devin Leps, Maurice Elmore, Maggie Kirby, Tia Sherer, Trennie Warren


Madi Williams, Brody Sutherland-Jividen

Rice Hall: 

Garrett Steward, Zoey Yi, Hannah Grace Smith, Tanner Russell


Justin Brown, Taylor Gunter, Emma Pointer


Karina Cisneros Juarez, Josh Quinn, Will Johnson

Appleby East & West:

Lacie Rowe, Hanna Barnett, Katie Thomas, Jenise Edwards


Dylan Rose, Ashtan Hicks

Twin Oaks:

Kyle Vellacott-Ford

Lion's Gate:

Alli Bookout