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Office of Residence Life

Main Office
Building 38, Room A-12 | phone 202.274.6360 | phone 202.274.6879 | email
Housing Community Hotline: phone 202.274.7255


The Residence Life Staff provides information, guidance, direction, and programming to meet your housing needs. The ultimate goal of the Residence Life Staff is to foster an environment that supports each student's academic success and participation in the life of the University.

Residence Life Team

Director of Residence Life - Juanita D. Gray, M.S.ED

Ms. Gray joined the UDC Residence Life team in March 2014. Prior to her arrival at UDC Ms. Gray worked at the University of California Riverside, San Diego State University, and California State University, Sacramento; all in various residence life positions. Ms. Gray earned her Master’s of Science in Education degree at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and English at The University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. With her combined professional and para-professional residence life/housing experience, Ms. Gray has dedicated over 14 years providing exceptional living/learning experiences to students living in traditional and non-traditional campus residence halls and apartments. Ms. Gray is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. In her free time Ms. Gray enjoys working out, doing group exercise classes, particularly kickboxing. She also enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time with family and close friends.

Daniel Young, Resident Advisor

Daniel Young is also a Resident Adviser for the Office of Residence Life,  providing leadership and direction for residential students. Daniel also serves as a member of the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) as chair of the Chartering and Recruitment committee and a member of Student Activities and Student Events (SASE) team; posts that he has held for the past two years. An active student leader, Daniel is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and serves as president of his campus chapter; he is also a member of the Biology Club and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society.  A transfer student from Charleston, SC., Daniel is a senior, studying biology, with aspirations of becoming a dentist.  Daniel strives to see the university and its students create a legacy and not live off one. 



Jahlani Clarke, Resident Advisor

Jahlani Clarke is a Resident Advisor for the Office of Residence Life, providing leadership and direction for residential students. Jahlani is a sophomore Honors student, studying pure mathematics. He hopes to become an aeronautical engineer with a concentration in robotics. Jahlani also serves as the Public Relations chair for the Student Activities and Special Events(SASE) organization. Jahlani wants to assist in bringing UDC to the forefront of higher education in America. 



Naquia Proctor, Resident Advisor

Naquia Proctor is a Resident Advisor for the Office of Residence Life, providing leadership and direction for residential students. Naquia is a graduating senior with honors in the College of Arts and Science, studying Human Development. Naquia aspires to use her post-secondary degree to reinvigorate the public, private, and chartered school system. Within the University Naquia also serves as the Intern to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Alumni, Committee Member and Student Leader. Outside of the University Naquia serves as a childcare facility director, teacher, and physical therapist. In the role as the Resident Advisor, Naquia’s aspirations are to unify, propel, and recondition the prospects of the University of the District of Columbia.

Ria Thompson, Resident Advisor

Upon completion the of an Associates of Arts degree in Political Science at San Antonio College (San Antonio, Texas), Ria moved to Washington, DC to attend the University of the District of Columbia. Here she is completing a Bachelor of Arts program in Political Science, and is planning to use her degree to acquire a position with a non-profit/special interest, civil, or human rights organization, in addition to obtaining a Juris Doctorate from UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law. A resident in housing since Fall 2012, Ria began working in the Office of Residence Life in the Summer of 2013, first as an Office Assistant and later as Resident Advisor. In addition to being a Residence Life Staff member, Ria is also the Editor-in-Chief of the UDC Flightpath Yearbook; President of TAG, an LGBT organization; Treasurer of the Political Science and History Organization; and member of the Honda Campus All-star Challenge (Quiz bowl) team.