McAlister Staff


Community Bios: McAlister Residence Hall is a six-story building housing approximately 530 students at the corner of St. Philip and Vanderhorst Streets. McAlister Hall features community spaces including the 1st floor Activity/Study Room, complete with a communal kitchen; a central courtyard; a large laundry room centrally located on the ground floorMcalister is a predominantly freshman residence hall that houses a diverse population. McAlister Hall is arranged with all suites opening to outside corridors. Each suite consists of 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, and 1 living room with kitchenette. All suites are shared by 4-6 students and all bedrooms are shared by two residents which promotes bonding between rooms.


Brasia Jones

Year: Sophomore
Major: Theatre Minor: Business
Hobbies: I like to run track, go to the beach, and thrift
Campus involvement: Black Student Union club


Mackenzie Dickson

Year: Sophomore
Major: Public Health
Hobbies: Reading, percussion, and video games
Campus involvement: Residence Life

Kristina Hartley

Year: Sophomore
Major: Astronomy
Hobbies: I like to crochet and go on walks.
Campus involvement:  Residence Life

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Emilee Pope

Year: Sophomore
Major: Public Health
Hobbies:  I like to sing, play ukulele, hike, and do yoga.
Campus involvement: I am in the acapella group the Chucktown Trippintones and am the treasurer for that group.


Emma Cazorla Fernandez

Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology Minor: Chemistry
Hobbies: I love photography, painting, using dry clay, and traveling.
Campus involvement: Residence Life and Women in STEM


Samantha Slater

Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Longboarding, hanging with friends, thrifting, and going to the beach
Campus involvement: Residence Life, Cougar Excursion, and Stern Center Staff


Alissa Pressley

Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education Minor: Spanish
Hobbies: Singing karaoke, going shopping, and scrolling Pinterest for hours.
Campus involvement: SPECTRA program leader, Student Ambassador, South Carolina Education Association (SCEA)


Maddi Pannell

Year: Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Hobbies: Hiking and Swimming 
Campus Involvement: Residence Life 


Tessa Wells

Year: Sophomore
Major: International Studies Concentration: Global Studies Minor: Japanese Studies
Hobbies: Writing, volleyball, dying my hair
Campus involvement: Residence Life


Autumn Farris

Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology Minor: Music
Hobbies: I enjoy playing musical instruments, I read, skateboard, and hang out with friends.
Campus involvement: I am in ROTC and I go to the gym a lot.

Emily Davis

Emily Davis

Year: Senior
Major: Molecular Biology
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking and backpacking.
Campus involvement: I’m the Social Chair of the Women in STEM Club on campus.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

Year: Junior
English Education 
Hobbies: Leisurely drives and finding new music
Campus involvement: Residence life


Ka'Nya McCree

Year: Senior
Major: Public Health
Hobbies: watching Netflix, watching Youtube, doing makeup, and taking naps
Campus involvement: Residence Life