Loyola University Chicago

Weekend of Excellence

Elizabeth Black

PHOTO: Natalie Battaglia At Loyola, Elizabeth Black had the chance to start thinking internationally. “So many people...challenged me to explore new experiences and ideas, which fueled my growth as a student and a global citizen,” she says.

School of Communication; College of Arts & Sciences

Elizabeth Black

Majors: Communication studies; international studies
Class: 2017  •  Hometown: Park Ridge, Illinois

What will you be doing at this year’s Weekend of Excellence?
I was nominated for the Outstanding Communication Studies Student Award, which will be given out during the weekend. I also will be receiving honors as an Outstanding International Studies Student.

How has your time at Loyola helped shape you as a person?
I feel like I could write a book on this question! My time at Loyola helped me understand what it means to work toward a more equitable and just world. So many people—Loyola’s faculty and staff, my peers, and various Chicago communities—challenged me to explore new experiences and ideas, which fueled my growth as a student and a global citizen. These past four years helped me understand how to use my passions to create meaningful change in society.

What do you hope to be doing 10 years from now?
I would love to be working with an NGO or intergovernmental organization helping communities all over the world obtain basic human rights, like nutritious food, clean water, gender equality, and education.