Erika is a senior originally from Allen, Texas. She is studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. Erika is the Director for Women for National oSTEM. On campus, she is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, oSTEM, and the Student Advisory Board for CAPS. In her free time, Erika loves playing with her dog (Skittles), cooking, and hanging out with friends. Erika loves living off campus because of the flexibility and community it provides!
Rahul is a sophomore from Troy, Michigan studying Business and Computer Science. On campus, he is involved with Michigan Business Club and works for the Dean of Students Office. He is a big football and basketball fan and loves living off campus because it gives him the opportunity to explore the Ann Arbor lifestyle with his roommates. After consulting a few Buzzfeed quizzes, Rahul decided that if he were to be a dinosaur, he would be a Brontosaurus because of his loyalty and friendliness.
Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Brooke Bacigal is an undergraduate junior studying Public Policy & English with the hopes of pursuing a law degree. Brooke is involved in a number of foreign policy related organizations on campus including the competitive Model United Nations team, Michigan Journal of International Affairs and the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program.
From right here in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Annie is a sophomore looking to study Psychology and English. She works with a literary magazine on campus and enjoys volunteering through local programs. In her free time, Annie likes doing yoga, reading, and finding places to hammock. She believes well-being is important to help students have the “best experience possible while living off campus.
Mikaela is a Junior studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from White Lake, MI. On campus, Mikaela is involved with the sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Off-campus, she loves to spend time outdoors with friends and family. Mikaela is particularly interested in well-being, sharing, “I think it is so important to focus on being your happiest/healthiest self and promoting that in others.”
Sam is a Junior from White Lake, MI studying BCN (Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience) and CMB (Cellular and Molecular Biology). She is a member of the honors psychology fraternity Psi Chi. Besides being a Neighborhood Ambassador, she spends her time doing four other jobs varying from tutoring to office work. Outside of academics, Sam currently focuses on social psychology research but she hopes to get into neurobiology research soon. Although she loves to stay busy, Sam's favorite pastime is yoga, which she practices 5 - 7 days a week.
Molly (Labrousse) Haduch is the Beyond the Diag Program Manager. Beyond the Diag is U-M’s off campus housing program that connects students to safety resources, offers community building events in the off campus neighborhoods, and provides a listing service for students to search for housing. Molly also serves on the Student Support Case Management Team in the Dean of Students Office.
Austin is a senior in the School of Information with a minor in the Ross School of Business and a recent transfer student from Michigan State University. He is originally from Troy, Michigan. He currently researches and works with the University of Michigan School of Information with multiple professors in a variety of roles, is a member of the Dean of Students Advisory Board, is active with the Michigan Data Science team, and volunteers at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. His favorite part about living off-campus is being immersed in the Ann Arbor culture.
Peter hails from Birmingham, Michigan and is a Junior pursuing a Major in Economics with a Minor in Computer Science. He is passionate about politics and sports and has spent time calling games for UM sports with WCBN Sports Radio. Peter is interested in community engagement and believes it “is vital to a great off campus experience.” If Peter was a dinosaur, he would be a T-Rex!
Originally from Hinsdale, Illinois, Caitlin is a senior in the Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, she has written for the Michigan Daily and has loved living in her Kerrytown house for three years. Caitlin was a member of APO and, in her free time, she loves to cook and cheer on Michigan athletics. If she were a dinosaur, Caitlin would be a Velociraptor!
Astrid Swensen is a senior hailing from Beverly, MA. She is studying Movement Science and is in the Intraoperative Neuromonitoring program. Astrid loves living off campus because it allows her to get away from the hubbub of campus life and explore more of Ann Arbor. She is interested in connecting the permanent residence of Ann Arbor together with UM students living off campus. If she were a flower, she'd be a sunflower.