Amanda-Rae Barboza Barela

Associate Director of Residential Life

Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 241
Telephone: 651-696-6323

Where did you grow up?
Brick, New Jersey

What are your main responsibilities?
As the Associate Director of Residential Life, I work closely with our Residential Hall Director team to  develop, strategize, and implement our residential curriculum, professional and student staff hiring processes, hall office services and student staff experience. In collaboration with the Residential Life staff, I aim to provide excellent service and a rewarding residential experience for students.

What do you love most about Mac?
I really enjoy the enthusiasm and excitement of students and staff who want to engage in critical conversations and work towards creating sustainable social justice change! I appreciate the emphasis on relationships at Macalester and the ability to work closely with students, staff, and faculty on initiatives and programs that further student learning and provide excellent experiences!

What is your favorite hobby?
Running, yoga, cooking, reading, and hiking with my partner and dog