Gabby Riviere

Hall Director


Undergraduate Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts in French, minor in History
The University of New Orleans 

Master’s Degree: 
Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education
Texas State University



Why did you choose to become a Hall Director?
Working in a hall is one of the best ways to get to know students-- exciting, vibrant, smart, fun students! Each student is here blazing trails for themselves, and I can't wait to be a part of their personal-growth adventures. My best memories and best friends came from living on-campus for three years, and I am so grateful for the college mentors that guided me along the way. They showed me my strengths and helped me through tough decisions, and no matter what, made me feel supported and confident. I want my students to feel that support and sense of community and home in the place they live. It all starts here. 


Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?
Res Life at UNH is unlike any other I have ever seen or been a part of. They prioritize connecting students to their communities, getting to know them, and creating opportunities for residents to get to know each other. Each hall has a unique method of operation that fits the needs of those students the best. It is very cool to be a part of a program that lets the students guide the work. It doesn't hurt that UNH is also very beautiful, and I am looking forward to experiencing four seasons for the first time in my life. 


What advice would you give to students?
Try new things! This is the time to do it! My biggest regrets from college were from not trying things I didn't think I could do, or not feeling confident enough in myself to go alone. And my biggest moments of growth and success--I'm talking life-defining stuff--came from those moments where I just jumped. New experiences will shape who you are and help you decide who you want to be.