My name is Rachel Fabian and I am one of the Graduate Resident Advisors (GRA) of Fischer Hall. I grew up in New Jersey (also known as the Garden State... and not just smoke stacks, exit numbers and silly shows) before attending Wheaton College as an undergrad. After graduating, I worked in several ministry areas at a church in Northern Virginia for a few years, had a couple odds and ends jobs, and most recently worked at International Teams, a missions organization in Elgin, IL. Through various touch points after graduating, I realized I enjoyed listening to the stories of college students and being a part of how God is developing them to be on mission with Him. So I returned to Wheaton to be a GRA and stud yin Wheaton's Intercultural Studies/TESOL Program, but really, to be a GRA. Some facts about me-- I have an Italian last name (you can ask me for the story!), enjoy cultures and traveling, and love bread and playing volleyball! My hope is that students will know more fully they are loved, children of God made in His image, and that they will look back on their time at Wheaton saying, "I love Jesus more now, than I did before!"
Erika and her husband, Tyler, live in Smith-Traber Hall as she continues her role as GRA. Erika is enrolled in the Christian Formation and Ministry program with a focus in Student Development. During her summer as a Unit Leader at Honey Rock, Erika was able to pull off wearing a skirt while hiking in the woods... a feat formerly unknown to the camping world!
Kearsten is continuing her second year as a GRA in Fischer Hall. She studied Biblical Studies and History at Indiana Wesleyan University and then moved to West Chicago to teach before coming to the Wheaton Graduate School. She is currently enrolled in the Christian Formation and Ministry Program (Church and Para Church) and loves being involved at Church of the Resurrection. She loves breakfast, Chinese take-out, garage sales, and adventuring out of the suburbs for an afternoon.
After spending a couple of years as the GRA in McManis-Evans, Andrew rejoins our staff as the GRA in Williston Hall. He completed his undergraduate degree at Moody Bible Institute receiving a BA in Biblical Studies. Since coming to Wheaton, Andrew has completed his MA in Historical and Systematic Theology and is in the process of completing an MA in Biblical Studies. In addition to working in the Upper Class Halls, he also enjoys teaching part time for his alma mater, Moody. He loves talking theology, history, film, and music-- and is an avid soccer fan.
Tyler Witzig- Smith-Traber Hall
Tyler is in his first year as the newest GRA in Smith-Traber Hall, while also working towards his Masters Degree in Christian Formation and Ministry, Student Development track. Tyler attended Wheaton College as an undergraduate, earning a degree in Psychology. He is proud of the fact that he lived in "Smaber" all four years of his college experience while being involved in Residence Life. Tyler met his wife, JoAnna, when they both served as RA's in Smith-Traber. As they return to Residence Life, they are looking forward to hosting late night snack parties, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and building deep and authentic relationships with the students in Smith-Traber.
My wife, Joan, and I are both Wheaton alumni and are excited to be back in this community! I am currently enrolled in the graduate school, getting my MA in Christian Formation and Ministry with a concentration in Student Development. We are passionate about developing and supporting college students as they live and learn alongside each other in college housing, and feel so privileged to be a part of Upper Class Halls. For fun, we enjoy being outdoors, supporting the athletic teams on campus, table games, and spending time with our son and family.