Campus Life

Meet the East Hall Staff

Teresa Lash, Resident Assistant - East 350F


Year/Major: senior, Biomedical Humanities major

Hometown: Berea, OH

Favorite thing about Hiram: My favorite thing about Hiram is its rural charm and home-like atmosphere.


I am a Berea High school alumna and senior at Hiram. I am a Biomedical Humanities major and Sociology minor. On campus, I am currently president of Phi Beta Gamma, a Resident Assistant in East Hall, and very involved in Greek Council where I served as president this past year. I also work as a service leader at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary and King Kennedy Center and am a student worker in the Residential Education Office. I am absolutely obsessed with hippos and would gladly become one if I could. I hope to spend my life serving others and striving to make the world a better place, one smile at a time.



Kaitlin Ruszkowski, Resident Assistant - East 310F



Year/Major: senior, Biomedical Humanities major

Hometown: Mentor, OH

Favorite thing about Hiram: I have lots of favorites about Hiram, but some that really stick out include the following: The small family atmosphere, the amazing faculty and staff, the small classes, living in the residence halls, the curriculum and values of the college, the people in general, and the events that are hosted on campus!


I am a Senior Biomedical Humanities student at Hiram with minors in Biology and Spanish. I have applied to Physician Assistant Graduate Programs and am hoping to be accepted into a program for the Fall of 2014. I have been a Resident Assistant since my freshman year and absolutely love it. I am the President of the Terrier Actions for Smart Choices, was a former Orientation Leader for two years, studied abroad in El Salvador and hope to go to Australia in 2014, and currently am a student intern in the President's Office. I am also a member of the Chemistry Club, the Secretary of the Biomedical Humanities Student Association, am a Hiram College Service Leader and volunteer at the Hiram Farm, and volunteer at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. I love to spend time with my family and friends, and fall is my favorite season because I love pumpkins and apple picking!



Jeremy Staley, Resident Assistant - East 230D


Year/Major: sophomore, Education major

Hometown: Cincinnatti, OH

Favorite thing about Hiram: My favorite thing about Hiram is how close everyone is as a community. I've heard complaints that Hiram is so small it's like a high school. Yes Hiram's small, but it's what builds the great sense of community we have here at Hiram. From my first day at Hiram I started making friendships that will last much longer than my four years in college. Without a doubt my favorite thing about Hiram is all the great friendships I've made here and how supportive everyone is in the Hiram family.

I never know what to do when someone asks for a bio, because I always feel that a short depiction of my life will never express anything meaningful that I've accomplished in my life. Therefore instead, I've provided a quote that holds the meaning in my life. 

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it." ~ Noam Chomsky



Sarah Todd, Resident Assistant - East 210F


Year/Major: senior, Biology major

Hometown: Brighton, MI

Favorite thing about Hiram: My favorite thing about Hiram is the relationships I have with peers, professors, and even administrators. I enjoy that learning at Hiram is incredibly hands-on, professors love watching their students learn, get involved and succeed.

From the great state of Michigan, I have enjoyed Ohio for the past three years. I enjoy being a Resident Assistant, President of the Equestrian Team, and a tutor for the college. I have a passion for helping animals and people; I plan to continue my education to do exactly this after graduating from Hiram.

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