Residential Advisors, Lassonde Studios, University of Utah

Meet the Residential Advisors at Lassonde Studios for 2021-22

The residential advisors (RAs) are what keep things at Lassonde Studios running smoothly and make sure all of the residents are living safely and comfortably. This year, we have 12 RAs. We’d like to introduce them to you! Meet them and read more below (in alphabetical order). All students at the University of Utah are welcome to live, create, launch at Lassonde Studios. Learn more and apply to live here at lassonde.utah.edu/studios.


Dylan Anderson

  • Major: Entertainment Arts & Engineering
  • Hometown: Eagle Mountain, UT
  • Fun Fact: I intern for the Utah Renaissance Fair.

Mary Fairbanks

  • Major: Biology, emphasis in neurobiology
  • Hometown: Cottonwood Heights, UT
  • Fun Fact: I am an aspiring psychiatrist who likes to spend time with cats, drinking coffee, or thrifting.

Michael Gonzalez

  • Major: Dual major in operations and supply chain management/marketing
  • Fun Fact: Loves fashion, photography, and the outdoors.

Jade Hamachai

  • Major: Design/business
  • Fun Fact: I love art, live music, and staying active! My favorite color is orange.

Preston Hadley

  • Major: QAMO
  • Fun Fact: I have eight sisters and have lived all over Utah. My goals after graduation include attending medical school and developing innovative program for those with disabilities! I love country music (especially Taylor Swift) and a Lassonde chicken basket for late-night study sessions.

Adryenne Huo

  • Major: Marketing
  • Hometown: Sandy, UT
  • Fun Fact: I love to do puzzles and go to concerts.

Abby McGowan

  • Major: Mechanical engineering
  • Fun Fact: I’m from Salt Lake City, and I’ve lived in Australia twice.

Sydney Myers

  • Major: Graphic design
  • Fun Fact: I love art and want to someday be a tattoo artist.

Daniela Reznik

  • Major: Marketing
  • Hometown: Matawan, NJ
  • Fun Fact: In my free time, I love to listen to records and chill out with friends. Big fan of frogs, art, and the U!

Natalie Strazzulla

  • Major: Marketing, emphasis in sales and professional development
  • Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Fun Fact: I am a huge foodie, so I am always looking to try new cuisines. I love studying outside on the second floor patio here at Lassonde, the main floor hangar, or the library!

Ashley Trinh

  • Major: Strategic communication and entrepreneurship
  • Hometown: Sandy, UT
  • Fun Fact: I can eat a Big Mac in five bites.

Cynthia Wang

  • Major: Computer science/quantitative analysis of markets and organizations
  • Hometown: South Jordan, UT
  • Fun Fact: I love taking photos, sewing, and being active … it is actually my second year being an RA for Lassonde! So excited to be here again.

About the Author:

Mary Allen is a current freshman studying marketing and management at the University of Utah. She has lived in Salt Lake City her whole life with her family and is excited to be a Ute just like many of them. Mary's favorite things include MLB Network and Diet Coke. Go Utes!

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