Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Meet Your RAs

Full Staff 2018

Choosing to live on-campus is choosing to take part in community living at Jefferson University. One of the main components to building the community on-campus is the Resident Assistant (RA) staff. The Resident Assistant staff is made up of upperclassmen students who want to make your on-campus experience the best it can be! The RAs build community by planning and holding programming events throughout the year in the residence halls or around campus.

In addition to programming, the Resident Assistants are there to help answer questions, provide assistance or address any issues that may arise in the residence halls. There is always a member of the Resident Assistant staff on-duty, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, in case of an emergency.

Below you will find a list of the student staff members who you will meet upon arrival.

Barringer Residence Staff

Patrick Pauls

Patrick Pauls
Baringer Residence
Contact Patrick

Patrick is the Resident Assistant for
floors 2 thru 5 in the Barringer Residence.

Patrick is a 3rd year Pharmacy student from Jackson, New Jersey. He loves to solve challenging riddles and brain teasers. Patrick enjoys sports like tennis, basketball, and volleyball, but he also finds great joy in relaxing and watching Netflix. He always loves to meet and hang out with new people (especially if there is good food involved!) so feel free to reach out and say hi!

Tana Bao

Tana Bao
Barringer Residence
Contact Tana

Tana is the Resident Assistant for
floors 6 thru 10 in the Barringer Residence.

Tana is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) student going into her final clinical year. She earned her BS in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016, and she is currently licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Her passion is in women’s healthcare, and she hopes to continue in this field upon graduation as an FNP. When Tana isn’t being a student, an RN, or an RA, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, hanging out with her cat, or watching Netflix. Please feel free to utilize Tana as a resource - she loves helping others and is more than happy to chat about the city of Philadelphia, campus resources, suggestions for programs, etc.

Martin Residence Staff

Abegale Nelson

Abegale Nelson
Martin Residence
Contact Abby

Abby is the Resident Assistant for
seventh floor in the Martin Residence.

Abby is a 3rd year pharmacy student from Massachusetts. She previously attended Stony Brook University for her BS in Chemistry. In her free time she likes to work out, explore the city and spend time with friends. Feel free to stop by and say hi any time.

Abby Ptasinksi

Abby Psasinski
Martin Residence
Contact Abby

Abby is the Resident Assistant for
fourth floor in the Martin Residence.

Abby is a 1st year nursing student from Dunmore, PA. She previously attended college at Jefferson East Falls campus , where she was a member of the rowing team. She is a dog lover, who enjoys sports and hanging out with friends. Feel free to stop by and say hi.

Harry Kim

Harry Kim   
Martin Residence
Contact Harry

Harry is the Resident Assistant for
the fifth floor in the Martin Residence.

Harry is a 2nd year pharmacy student from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  He completed his undergrad in Economics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.  He spends time playing basketball, working out, and meeting new people.  His favorite show on Netflix is The Office.  If not at his room, Harry can be found eating at Jim's Philly Cheesesteaks, Beilers Donut's, or PJ Whelihan's.  

Leyna Sassani

Leyna Sassani
Martin Residence
Contact Leyna

Leyna is the Resident Assistant for
the sixth floor in the Martin Residence.

Leyna is a second year student in Jefferson’s Radiologic Science program. She has completed her first year in vascular ultrasound and will be learning cardiac ultrasound this year. Leyna is a very upbeat and positive person who you can always come to for advice or just to chatter. She enjoys music, yoga, and saving the planet. If she’s not at clinical, there’s a great chance she is in her room watching FRIENDS on Netflix. Stop by the 6th floor any time to say hello.

Liliana Flores Cruz


Liliana Flores Cruz
Martin Residence
Contact Liliana

Liliana is the Resident Assistant for
the eighth floor in the Martin Residence.

Liliana is a 2nd year Nursing student. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico but was raised in West Grove, Pennsylvania. She is currently a Nurse Extern at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Liliana loves exploring the city, trying new foods, dancing, and doing anything DIY. She takes pleasure in helping people so come to her with any concerns or if you would just like to stop by to talk, don’t hesitate on doing so.

Sean Varga


Sean Varga
Martin Residence
Contact Sean

Sean is the Resident Assistant for
the third floor in the Martin Residence.

Sean is in his second year of the post-baccalaureate program and is originally from Hatfield, Pa. He got undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from Temple University and has lived in Philadelphia for the past 7 years, so he’s a great resource for all things Philly. When he’s not studying or working, Sean loves to go out with friends or rewatch the same 3 shows on Netflix (i.e. The Office, Friends, Parks and Rec). He also loves watching sports, mainly college football with the NFL as a close second. Feel free to stop by anytime, especially to discuss Temple football.

Orlowitz Residence Staff

Antonio Lombardo


Antonio Lombardo
Orlowitz Residence
Contact Antonio

Antonio is the Resident Assistant for
floors 16 thru 20 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Antonio is a 2nd year Doctor of Physical therapy Student who was born in Sicily, Italy.  He enjoys playing soccer, working out, Mixed Martial Arts as well as just having a chill night watching Netflix or playing video games on his PlayStation.  Antonio also enjoys reading and listening to many podcasts. He always loves to meet new people and have a good time so feel free to stop by and say hello.

Jamie Rombach

Jamie Rombach
Orlowitz Residence
Contact Jamie

Jamie is the Resident Assistant for
floors 1 thru 5 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Jamie is a pharmacy student from Baltimore, MD who is completing her 4th and final year here at Jefferson. She enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and watching movies. She currently works at CVS as an intern, and spends her free time shopping or listening to country music. Her door is always open, so feel free to stop by and say hi.

Nick Bertinato

Nick Bertinato
Orlowitz Residence
Contact Nick

Nick is the Resident Assistant for
floors 11 thru 15 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Nick is a 4th year pharmacy student from Bergen County, NJ. He has his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Montclair State University. Nick currently works at CVS/Careplus in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He likes to spend time doing anything active, especially things outdoors. He is always looking to keep busy and is looking forward to doing touristy things in Philly & teach himself Spanish once he completes his pharmD. He would love to get to know you, so say "hi" when you see him around campus!

Tyler Mccrea


Tyler Mccrea
Orlowitz Residence
Contact Tyler

Tyler is the Resident Assistant for
floors 6 thru 10 in the Orlowitz Residence.

Tyler is in the 1-year General Sonography program that will be starting fall 2018. He has a bachelors degree in Human Physiology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He loves playing sports, listening to all types of music, watching movies/shows, eating, and simply experiencing new things. He recently moved here from Oregon. So say hi whenever you cross paths, and join him this year in discovering why TJU and Philly are such amazing places to be.