Loyola University Chicago

Second-Year Experience

Student Life & Engagement

Second Year Ambassadors


The Second Year Ambassadors serve the Loyola community as representatives of second year students. Ambassadors support other students in finding academic support, choosing a major, networking to new career and experiential opportunities, and growing their connections with their classmates. The Second Year Ambassadors support the Second Year Experience office by staffing, organizing, and marketing its programs (Sophomore Suppers, Out-to-Lunch, Half-Way to Graduation Celebration, and more) to second year students.

Moira Phippen
Graduate Assistant
Leadership Development & Second Year Experience
Phone: 773.508.8380

Moira earned her B.A. in Economics at DePaul University here in Chicago. During her time in undergrad, Moira took on numerous leadership positions with her university's Office of Diversity Education, Center for Intercultural Programs, Student Leadership Institute, and New Student and Family Engagement office. After graduating, Moira also worked with her university's Residential Life department and several other universities on numerous assessment related projects. As the Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development and Second Year Experience, Moira supervises the Second Year Ambassadors and is highly involved in many of the programs and assessment across the office. Moira is also a student in the Loyola Higher Education Master's program, but when she is not busy with these pieces, she also finds time to read comic books and play fetch with her cat.

Kari Osowski
Second Year Ambassador for E-Blast Marketing

Kari is a sophomore at Loyola. She is currently undecided, but looking into advertising and social work and hopefully getting a minor in Asian studies. She is looking forward to studying abroad at the Beijing Center next fall. She is actively involved in Greek life and loves to inspire others by promoting service and her chapter's philanthropy throughout campus.

Giulia Zanini
Second Year Ambassador for Event Coordinating Sophomore Suppers

Giulia is a junior, Psychology Major here at Loyola. Giulia is a transfer student from Northern Illinois University. She was born and raised in Italy and moved here just 3 years ago. Giulia is responsible for the sophomore suppers, making sure that all of the students feel comfortable and that they are getting the best out of the Sophomore Supper. Giulia is a research assistant in the impact lab, a cat fanatic, a How I Met Your Mother nostalgic, and a proud member of Chi Omega.

Jacob Eyers
Second Year Ambassador for Social Media & Marketing

Jacob is a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. Alongside being a Sophomore Ambassador, he works to promote social equality, is a Eucharistic Minister at mass, and plays intramural sports. He enjoys long talks at the beach and good late-night walks with friends. He also works with the Second Year Ambassadors social media account, as well as all of our tabling!