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Executive Board

Matthew Bonachea, Director
Matthew is a third-year Interdisciplinary Studies, BS major at UCF. His areas of study are Health & Life/Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Emergency Management & Homeland Security. His UCF journey started in Fall 2016 when he attended the Residence Leadership Conference. He served on the RHA Executive Board during the 2017-2018 year as the Marketing and Events Coordinator and looks forward to his term as Director. Matthew also serves as the Associate Director for Administration of the Florida Association of Residence Halls. His favorite color is forest green and you can find him sleeping, in the RHA/NRHH office, or working at the Student Union Accounting & Operations office.

Nicky Brok, National Communications Coordinator & Vice President
Nicky is a third-year student at UCF studying both Political Science and International and Global Studies. She has served as National Communications Coordinator-In Training and National Communications Coordinator over her two year course as a student leader and represents UCF at housing conferences across the nation. From the sunny state of Arizona to the cold hills of Kentucky, Nicky brings UCF’s passion and spirit to any new place she goes. A music lover and adventurer, you can find Nicky planning a road-trip to her next concert most days.
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Marie Tucker, Business Administration Coordinator
Marie is a second-year student studying Event Management at UCF. She first got involved with RHA after attending the Residence Leadership Conference of Fall 2017. Marie has previously served as the Business Administration Chair for the Apollo Area Council while holding the Advocacy Chair position on the RHA Executive Board during the 2017-2018 year. She looks forward to her term as Business Administration Coordinator and hopes it will be an exciting year for RHA! Marie is a night owl and works as a Residence Hall and Apartment Patrol at Knight’s Circle. She loves spontaneous adventures and spending time with her friends!

Vacant, Marketing and Events Coordinator

Vacant, Advocacy Coordinator

Kaila Kowalski, RHA Advisor
Kaila is the Coordinator of Selection and Leadership within the Department of Housing and Residence Life. She is the staff advisor for RHA and NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary). She has been the RHA advisor since Fall 2017. Prior to being the UCF RHA advisor, Kaila was an Area Council advisor for four years at two other institutions. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Florida State University and her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Kaila is very excited for this upcoming year with RHA, and is especially excited for all the conferences! Kaila loves coffee and white queso and spends her non-working hours either with her adorable puppy (who is named DunKin, after her favorite coffee chain) or park hopping at Disney World!