Residence Director

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Hildegard Angels | (930) 803-6517 | San Antonio, TX



Residence Director at American Campus Communities, TXApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a staff of 15 Resident Assistants in creating and implementing community development programming for 500 residents.
  • Successfully advocated on behalf of student needs to senior administration, resulting in the addition of 2 full-time professional positions to the residence hall.
  • Chaired 5 different committees focused on improving various aspects of campus living for students.
  • Implemented an online reporting system for maintenance requests which resulted in a decrease in average response time from 3 days to 24 hours.
  • Worked with Campus Dining Services to create new menus and increase vegan/vegetarian food options by 25%.

Assistant Residence Director at Campus Advantage, TXSep 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Led a staff of 15 Resident Assistants, oversaw programming and daily operations for 350 residents.
  • Implemented new policies that resulted in a 25% decrease in noise complaints.
  • Trained staff on emergency procedures and led monthly fire drills.
  • Collaborated with campus partners to develop an alcohol education program that was piloted in the residence halls.
  • Created and maintained budget for hall operations.

Resident Advisor at The Preiss Company, TXJul 2015 - Aug 2020

  • Supervised a team of 4 Resident Assistants and provided feedback on their weekly reports.
  • Led monthly staff meetings for all 12 RAs in the building.
  • Created and implemented an 8-week wellness program for residents.
  • Planned and executed 3 large scale programming events per month with at least 75% attendance each time.
  • Collaborated with campus partners to connect residents with resources.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of HoustonSep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned how to communicate with people, how to understand their behavior, how to think critically, and how to design research studies.


  • Budgeting
  • Event planning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills

Tela Sedghi | (179) 523-5796 | 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852



Residence Director at University of Maryland, MDJun 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 15 Resident Assistants and created a positive, cohesive working environment.
  • Implemented new training program for incoming RAs which resulted in improved performance amongst staff.
  • Successfully mediated conflict between roommates on 34 occasions.
  • Created and executed programming aimed at fostering community building and student engagement, averaging 20 events per month.
  • Responded to after-hours emergencies as needed (on call 24/7).
  • Wrote monthly newsletters summarizing departmental happenings.

Assistant Residence Director at Johns Hopkins University, MDSep 2020 - May 2022

  • Led a team of 15 Resident Assistants, overseeing daily operations and programming in a residence hall with 400 students.
  • Trained new staff on policies and procedures, as well as emergency protocol.
  • Created and implemented monthly community-building programs for residents.
  • Responded to crisis situations involving student health/wellness, mental health concerns, roommate conflict, etc.
  • Facilitated weekly one-on-one check-ins with direct reports.
  • Monitored budget for residential programming initiatives.

Resident Advisor at Towson University, MDJul 2015 - Aug 2020

  • Led a team of 5 resident advisors and oversaw 250 residents.
  • Trained new staff members on policies, procedures, and crisis management protocol.
  • Created and implemented monthly programming calendar for community building events.
  • Conducted weekly one-on-one check-ins with residents to identify any concerns or needs.
  • Responded to after hour emergencies as the first point of contact for students.
  • Collaborated with other campus departments to resolve student issues in a timely manner.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of Maryland, College ParkSep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned excellent research, writing, and communication skills while studying Bachelor of Science in Psychology.


  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Budgeting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management
  • Event Planning
  • Public Speaking