Hello North Hall!! We can't wait for you all to get here and join us in the great North Hall community! The staff is so excited to welcome you to our hall and St. Ambrose.
We will help you get involved on campus and within your residential community through programming and campus events. We are confident that we're going to have a really fun year!
North Hall 101
Katie is a senior majoring in Accounting, International Business, and Theology. She came to Ambrose from Moscow Mills, Mo., (a small town 60 miles outside of St. Louis). Katie is super involved here at Ambrose; she has been on the Executive Board for Ambrosians for Peace and Justice for two years and is a lector and Eucharistic minister for Campus Ministry. She is honored to be the Fundraising Director for SAU Dance Marathon 3.0. In her free-time, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies or Netflix, and attending Cardinal baseball games. Katie also enjoys traveling; she has studied abroad in Italy and Spain and wishes she could have gone to a few more countries before graduating. She is very excited about meeting her new wonderful residents in North and welcoming back all the wonderful returning residents. This will be Katie's third and final year as a part of the Residence Life team and her second as Academic Community Advisor; she wants to make this year the best!
David Krueger, First Floor RA
North Hall 127
I am from Norridge, Ill. I have two younger brothers, Jared and Seth. I am a sophomore and run track at Ambrose. Some events I compete in are the 200-meter, 400-meter, and pole vault. I am double majoring in Physical Education and Teacher Education. In my spare time, I like to listen to music, watch TV, run, workout, and hangout with friends. I love to eat; my favorite has to be pasta. I have been to Hawaii. This is my first year as a Residential Advisor. I am looking forward to meet the residents and can't wait for the school year to begin.
Blake Brooks, First and Second Floor Preferred RA
North Hall 201
This fall semester, I will be a senior attending SAU. This is my second year as a part of the ResLife staff. I am from the small town of Erie, Ill. I am majoring in Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness and plan to apply for the PT program at SAU. In my free-time I like to play video games, listen to music, play sports, read, and hang out with friends. At SAU, I am a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Habitat for Humanity. I am looking forward to meeting all of my residents this year and cannot wait for the school year to begin!
Alexsandra Najda, Second Floor RA
North Hall 227
Hi, my name is Alexsandra (Alex) Najda. I am from Chicago, Ill., specifically the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north side (GO CUBS). At St. Ambrose University I am studying Political Science with a concentration in International Politics, as well as double minoring in International Studies and History. After graduation – and before grad school – I plan on doing AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. One day I want to work for the U.S. State Department or the United Nations. I am a hippie at heart and love going on adventures and learning about new places and things. My favorite Disney movies are Peter Pan and Robin Hood. I hate parades and detest chick flicks. As cliche as it sounds, my family is the most important thing in the world to me, with my friends being a close second. I prefer to surround myself with good people who challenge and accept me. I pride myself on being very open and nonjudgmental. My favorite animals are unicorns.
Amanda Aberle, Third Floor RA
North Hall 327
Amanda grew up in Walker, Iowa, and graduated from North Linn High School. She is entering her third year at St. Ambrose. Amanda is studying Psychology/Pre-OT and has minors in Theology and Sociology. At Ambrose she is on the track team, and is also involved in Campus Ministry, Dance Marathon, and intramurals. During her free-time she likes to play sports, sing, watch movies, and read. She is excited to start a new semester at Ambrose!
Alyssa Eckstein, Third and Fourth Floor Preferred RA
North Hall 401
Alyssa is no stranger to North Hall. This fall will be her fourth semester as a preferred RA there. She is from Roanoke, Ill., and is finishing up her education in St. Ambrose's Master of Occupational Therapy program. She is passionate about OT, especially working with children. She spends her summers working at a day camp for children with special needs. She loves to travel and is always interested in hearing about others' adventures around the world. If you smell popcorn in the building it is most likely coming from her room and she will never turn down an invitation to join you for ice cream or coffee. Alyssa can't wait for a great semester!
Gavin Parker, Fourth Floor RA
North Hall 427
I am a junior majoring in Chemistry with minors in Biology. I am from Washington, Iowa. I am in the Honors Program, Chemistry Club, and involved in dance marathon. I like to hang out with friends, play ultimate frisbee, play video games and watch Colts football. I have three dogs and I love hanging out with them when I go home. I am very excited to be a part of the North hall residence life staff as it is my first year. It will be a very exciting school year.