Keyalo Gray, MS Ed
Title/s: Advisor, School of Education, School of Social Work, Arrupe College, Institute of Pastoral Studies
Office #: Schreiber Center, Suite 115
Keyalo Gray is a career advisor with the CDC at Loyola University Chicago. His area of specialization focuses on students with selected majors in the Arts & Humanities under the College of Arts & Sciences and students attending Arrupe College. Utilizing an interpersonal, collaborative approach Keyalo attends to students holistic needs while working to identify their unique strengths, interests and values. Encouraging students to increase self-awareness, Keyalo seeks to help students discover and clarify their career paths while empowering them to identify issues and themes for guiding career and life decisions.
Prior to joining the CDC staff, Keyalo served as a counselor with the CHANCE Program at Northern Illinois University where his roles included counseling, advising, teaching and working with African American Males. He brings a number of rich experiences to his current position, having worked with at-risk youth, individuals living with severe mental illness, chronically-ill homeless adults, and as an advocate for victims of crime, child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Each of these roles speaks directly to his personal values which center on service, making connections while cultivating relationships with people, and staying in tune with the pulse of the community. Keyalo is an alumnus of Northern Illinois University where he earned a B.A. in sociology as well as an M.S.Ed. in counseling. During moments of leisure, he enjoys listening to music, writing, reading and spending time with family.
Keyalo has completed the following Loyola University Chicago staff/faculty trainings: Safe Space (LGBTQI), I'm Here For You (Survivors of Dating Violence), Share the Dream: Undocumented Ally Training.