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Student Facilitation Team

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About the Team 
At the core of Ramble Outdoors are the student facilitators.  This dedicated team of students is trained and equipped to deliver the program’s experiences (clinics, workshops, challenge course experiences, 1st year orientation trips, etc).  

How to Get Involved 
No experience is necessary!  All that is required is the willingness to take a risk.  Most students come with little to no outdoor experience.  You can participate in our SF Outdoor Leadership Workshop or, if you have a significant amount of previous experience, email Rachel Murray at rmurray3@luc.edu to request an application.

The Outdoor Leadership Facilitation Workshop 
The workshop is an excellent way to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities required to be hired as a student facilitator.  For more information and to apply, download the 2018 Outdoor Leadership Workshop Application (PDF).

You might be interested in the workshop if you . . . 
• want to develop transferable leadership skills
• want to learn how to take care of yourself in the great outdoors and facilitate groups
• have the time and ability to manage a significant commitment
• are responsible, energetic, and committed to service
• are open to learning about themselves, others, and the nature of groups

 Student Facilitation Team

Facilitator Profile Picture Brandi Bates 
Major:
 
Human Services     
Home Town:
 
Leawood, Kansas  
Program Areas:
 
Rock Wall, Challenge Course and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:  
"I went to biology boot camp and we went to the Field Museum and looked at their fish collection; it was so neat and there were some crazy looking fish!" - Brandi "Bad Bates" Bates 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Paul Campion 
Major:
 
Environmental Science and Philosophy
Home Town:
 
Silver Spring, Maryland
Program Areas:
 
Challenge Course and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:  
"Eating guacamole and chips while camping in the April snow at LUREC!" - Paul Campion 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Guilia Corrado
Major:
 
Public Relations    
Home Town:
 
Verona, Italy  
Program Areas:
 
Challenge Course 
Favorite LUC Memory:
 
"Going on a Ramble Outdoors trip to Florida for Spring Break with my roommates thinking it was going to be a relaxing trip, but then turned out to be an extreme camping adventure that helped us creat fun and GREAT memories! Definitely something I will always cherish." - Guilia Corrado 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Ryan D'Angelo
Major: 
Special Education 
Home Town: 
Elmhurst, Illinois   
Program Areas:
 
Rock Wall, Challenge Course and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory: 
 
"All of my best times at Loyola have been with Ramble Outdoors. If I have to choose one experience or memory, I will go with the All Staff In-Service we had at Camp Benson. At one point, I was laughing so hard that I almost threw up. That has to be ultimate joy." - Ryan D'Angelo
Facilitator Profile Picture  Olivia Daprile
Major:
 Anthropology and Sociology    
Home Town:
 Morgan Hill, California 
Program Areas: 
Rock Wall 
Favorite LUC Memory: 
 "Watching sunrises over the lake behind the IC!" - Olivia Daprile 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Adrianna Diviero 
Major: 
Accounting
Home Town: 
Lamont, Illinois
Program Areas: 
Challenge Course and the Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory: 
"Beating my friends at Mario Kart almost every night freshmen year." - Adrianna Diviero
Facilitator Profile Picture  Patrick Hall 
Major:
 Accounting   
Home Town:
 Washington, D.C.  
Program Areas:
 Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:  "Waking up early on a Saturday morning after the school year had ended to watch the sunrise from in front of Madonna Della Strada." - Pat Hall  
 James Hruska Facilitator Profile Picture  James Hruska 
Major:
 Psychology Major 
Home Town: Naperville, Illinois
Program Areas: Rock Wall and the Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory: "My first trip with Ramble Outdoors was during my freshmen year, we went kayaking in Florida over Spring Break.  It was a great way for me to reconnect with nature after being stuck in the city for so long.  The trip helped me find my home in Ramble Outdoors.  I want to give others an opportunity to have meaningful experiences similar to the one I had." - James Hruska 
 Klaudia Kukulka 
Major:
 
Pre-Med Biology
Home
Town: Poland; and Glenview, Illinois  
Program Areas:
 
Rock Wall 
Favorite LUC Memory:
 "My favorite Loyola memory would have to be freshman year: jumping into Lake Michigan after finishing my Honors final." - Klaudia Kukulka 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Emily Mackson
Major:
 Environmental Science     
Home Town:
 Okemos, Michigan  
Program Areas:
 
Rock Wall and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:
 "My favorite Loyola experiences have all been related to Ramble Outdoors. I went on my first trip as a participant before my freshman year, and got to facilitate the same trip a few years later. In between those two trips I grew so much and a huge portion of that is due to this program." - Emily Mackson
Facilitator Profile Picture  Madison McMahon Ward
Major: Conservation and Restoration Ecology    
Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona 
Program Areas: Rock Wall, Challenge Course and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:  "My favorite Loyola memory is the time I spent in the woods with some unique and brilliant people during my practical interview. We all became so close while learning soft and hard skills and enjoying the beautiful scenery " - Madison "Mad Dog" McMahon Ward 
Facilitator Profile Picture  Kay Nieckarz 
Major:
 Advertising and Public Relations     
Home Town:
 Arlington Heights, Illinois  
Program Areas:
 Challenge Course 
Favorite LUC Memory:  "One of my favorite Loyola memories is experiencing the sunrise over the lake for the first time my freshman year. The sun was hitting the iced over lake beautifully and the colors in the sky were so vivid. It was such a serene moment in time." - Kay Nieckarz 
Facilitator Profile Picture Brandon O'Gorman
Major:
 Biology 
Home Town:
 McHenry, Illinois  
Program Areas:
 Challenge Course 
Favorite LUC Memory:  "I'd have to choose all of the great memories I've had working alongside other students in both of my on campus positions. I've never experienced such an inclusive and supportive group of individuals, and I wouldn't have it any other way!" - Brandon "Brando" O'Gorman
Amy Shike Facilitator Profile Picture  Amy Shike
Major:
Psychology Major 
Home Town: Rockton, Illinois
Program Areas: Rock Wall and the Outdoor Experiences
Favorite LUC Memory: "Some of my best memories at Loyola have been made while cooking a meal with friends.  Either in the backcountry or at a friend's apartment, there's something awesome about the community that is formed, the good smells, the laughs, and of course, eating food together." - Amy Shike
Facilitator Profile Picture  Bianca Villalobos 
Major:
 Nursing    
Home Town:
 Chicago, Illinois  
Program Areas:
 Rock Wall, Challenge Course and Outdoor Experiences 
Favorite LUC Memory:  "That one time we played Ramble Outdoors Jeopardy at our in-service, good times." - Bianca "La Blancs" Villalobos

 Questions?  outdoors@luc.edu