Student Star: Michelle Davis

Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader

Name: Michelle Davis

“I try to be a facilitator and help them by getting involved, going to classes, and being a great member of the FSU community.”

Michelle Davis is second-year University Housing Resident Assistant who has been said by her nominator as someone who “truly touches the lives of her residents” by helping them transition to college life. Along with her work in the residence halls, she has also served as an Orientation Leader for two years. “Her energy is contagious; she can make any new student or family member feel comfortable.” Michelle has met hundreds of new students through Orientations and in the residence halls. Michelle says, “It’s so amazing to work with the students when they first get here at Orientation, and then continue to work with them throughout the year in the residence halls.”

Michelle aims to be a good role model of an FSU student by living out the values of the Seminole Creed, and encourage others to do the same. “I try to be a facilitator and help them by getting involved, going to classes, and being a great member of the FSU community.” And, Michelle is being successful in her goal to live out those values, as her nominator said she “exemplifies and lives the Seminole Creed in her daily life.”

As a returning Orientation Leader, Michelle better understood the impact of helping the new students’ transitions from high school to college and getting them excited about being here. “During my second time as an Orientation Leader, I worked to help the other Orientation Leaders become the best they could be. I know I can’t talk to every student, but if I can help the other Orientation Leaders be the best then there will be a wider positive impact on the new students.”

Michelle has also excelled academically by being on the President’s List twice and the Dean’s List every semester. She went abroad and studied art history in Paris, France in the Artistic Avant-Garde Program with International Programs. “It was everything I could have asked for and more. We went to a different museum every day and each day was filled with seeing masterpieces that I’ve only ever seen on slides and textbooks. It was an amazing experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.”

After graduation, Michelle plans to use her major of Studio Art to make an impact on the design world. “I intend to look for a job doing conceptual work for shows, movies, or games. I want to work on the 2D art and work through the ideas before finalizing them for production.”