Meet your RAs

Ashley Obel Watkins College of ArtAshley Obel

Ashley is a fine arts junior at Watkins. She hails from Palm Beach County, Florida, where she went to Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She has traveled all over Western Europe, the British Isles, and Ireland. She is currently a member of the Nashville Rollergirls; she started playing roller derby in Florida when she was 14 years old. The armadillo is her spirit animal, Labyrinth is her favorite movie, and she likes to spend her free time reading nonfiction novels and playing World of Warcraft.

Dakota Caudill Watkins College of ArtDakota Caudill

Dakota is a photography major from London, Ohio. She is currently a junior. She loves meeting new people, and her interests include outer space, winter, animals, and hot chocolate. In her free time, she likes to watch Criminal Minds and Supernatural.

Renee Johnson Watkins College of ArtRenee Johnson

Renee is from Atlanta, Georgia. She majors in interior design with a focus on residential design. This will be her third year at Watkins, and she has loved every minute of it. She spends her free time listening to music and hanging out with friends. She loves trying new things and is always ready to have a good time.

Quinton Watkins College of ArtQuinton Hickman

Quinton is a film major looking to focus on cinematography, but he always has dabbled in animation. He strives to be the kind of person who can talk to anybody about anything, and he draws inspiration from anywhere. In his free time, he usually is fooling around with some old TV or other gadget, reading, or drinking coffee.

Natalie Briscoe Watkins College of ArtNatalie Briscoe

Natalie is from Franklin, Tennessee, and this is her second year at Watkins. She is majoring in graphic design with a concentration in illustration. When she is not making art, she is probably reading, hiking, or re-watching The Office. She also loves finding new music to listen to, and her tastes can range anywhere from Simon and Garfunkel to Tame Impala.

Wyl Withers Watkins College of ArtWyl Withers

Wyl is a graphic design major from Morristown, Tennessee. He enjoys a ton of music, from The Gorillaz and Florence and the Machine to Turisas and everything in between. He likes sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, video games, and movies. He also has a passion for plants and tea. He is always exploring and trying new things.