Ashley Nickelsen

Ashley Nickelsen

Residence Hall Coordinator

(302) 831-3588

My Responsibilities

I am the Residence Hall Coordinator of the Christiana East Tower at the University of Delaware where I oversee a residential population of more than 650 upper-division students. I supervise and train a staff of 11 Resident Assistants and I advise the Christiana Residence Advisory Board (CRAB), the Complex Community Council of the Christiana Towers Complex. I also serve as the co-advisor of the Resident Student Association (the umbrella student organization of Complex Community Councils) at the University of Delaware.

Where I Can Help

  • Student Leadership Development, Programming, and Training
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Advising Residential Organizations
  • Resident Assistant Skill Development
  • Student Wellness and Sexual Assault Support

Educational Background

I graduated from New York University with my B.A. in Biology in 2010, and I pursued my passion and interest in higher education by attending Rutgers University where I graduated with a M.Ed in College Student Affairs in 2012.

Arrival to UD


Previous Positions Held

  • Graduate Hall Director, Tinsley Hall, Rutgers University
  • Marketing and Communications Graduate Intern, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Rutgers University

My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Leave your legacy.

Life Outside UD

In my spare time, I love to exercise, and I attend Zumba classes at the Center for the Creative Arts in Delaware. I enjoy cooking, reading, and watching movies. I also have a passion for public speaking, so I enjoy facilitating presentations and workshops as frequently as I can.