427 Resident Associates

Faten Tayeh and Saad Ansari


A big warm welcome to Faten Tayeh and Saad Ansari, Martel’s newest Resident Associates ! 

Hello Martelians! We are Faten and Saad, Martels new RAs. Faten is originally from Sacramento and Saad from Houston. 

 Faten has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies and works for Facilities, Engineering, and Planning as a Project Manager. Saad has a Bachelors and Masters in Petroleum Engineering and works as a consultant for KPMG. 

 We enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, fishing and biking. Faten is an avid supporter of the music scene and in particular enjoys going to concerts. Saad loves to play basketball and is always looking for a good pickup game. 

 When we’re not causing havoc outdoors we enjoy trying new restaurants, catching up on shows, and cooking. We will become Martel RAs in January 2020 and look forward to coming into the fold that is Martel and getting to know everyone. We are eager to host fun and engaging study breaks and other activities that enhance your collegiate experience at Rice. Feel free to stop by Room 427 to catch up with us while getting to meet our 8 month old kitten, Dobby.