Advocacy Services

"Advocacy services" is a general term to describe a variety of services offered to survivors of gender-based violence. Trauma-informed, trained advocates in the Wellness Center are available to answer any questions that you may have, including how to report an incident of violence, what resources exist on- and off-campus, what Loyola's conduct process looks like, how to safety plan, and more. An advocate's role is to provide nonjudgmental, confidential support. Advocacy services are confidential, meaning that in speaking to a trained advocate, the advocate is not required to tell anyone else what has been shared. The exceptions to confidentiality include if someone discloses that they may harm themselves or others. 

Advocates at Loyola are professional staff members and trained volunteers in the Wellness Center who have completed over 40 hours of training to become a certified Sexual Assault Advocate in Illinois. An advocate's role is to provide nonjudgmental, confidential support to student survivors of gender-based violence. Advocates at Loyola are additionally trained to help students navigate options and services on campus. 

The primary way to connect with an advocate is to call The Line at Loyola at 773-494-3810. The Line is open Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm and 24 hours on the weekend when classes are in session. During most breaks (summer, spring, fall and other University holidays) advocacy services are available Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. 


You are also welcome to reach out directly to McKenna Rogan, Violence Prevention and Advocacy Specialist in the Wellness Center.  McKenna is the primary staff advocate on campus and can be reached at or 773-508-3196.  McKenna is a confidential resource.


If The Line is closed and you would like to speak to someone right away, please call the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at 888-293-2080.



Any Loyola community member can call The Line. Survivors can call on their own, or someone can call on their behalf. Co-survivors (friends, family members, partners, loved ones) can also reach out for support.

Mira Krivoshey

Staff Advocates

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Major(s)/Minor(s): In College, majored in Psychology. I have my Masters in Public Health

Why did you become an advocate?: I witnessed severe victim blaming when I was younger and was enraged by the injustice of it all. I wanted survivors to know it was not their fault. 

Fun fact: I was on the Price is Right!


Emma Lamke

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Kansas City

Major(s)/Minor(s): Social Work major, Psychology minor

Why did you become an advocate?:  I chose to become an advocate because of the impact gender-based violence can have on college campuses.

Fun fact: I love doing film photography!


Kelly Marth

Year in School: Senior 

Hometown: Downers Grove, IL

Major(s)/Minor(s): Social Work major, Sociology and Spanish minors

Why did you become an advocate?: I chose to become an advocate because I believe The Line is an extremely important resource for the Loyola community. I would like to work with survivors throughout my career and I feel that supporting my peers as a Line advocate is a wonderful place to start. 

Fun fact: I high-fived Shania Twain in fourth grade. 


Trinity Bauer

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Major(s)/Minor(s): Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience and Theology, Pre-Med

Why did you become an advocate?: I chose to become an advocate because I am passionate about advocating for survivors of gender-based violence. I also love being able to help my peers in the Loyola community.

Fun fact: In the fall, I will be starting medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine!


Zoë Naseef

Year in School: Final year of graduate school

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major(s)/Minor(s): Master in Social Work and Gender Studies 

Why did you become an advocate?: I decided to become an advocate so that I could provide confidential support to survivors.  

Fun fact: I was in the background of a Parks and Rec episode.


Grace Begeman

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major(s)/Minor(s): Criminal Justice and Criminology, minor in Buisness Administration

Why did you become an advocate?: I choose to be an advocate to help my community and gain a better knowledge of trauma-informed practices.

Fun fact: I was Clara in The Nutcracker when I was younger.


Claire Creighton

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Major(s)/Minor(s): Biochemistry

Why did you become an advocate?: I chose to become an advocate because I am passionate about raising awareness about and educating others on GBV and I want to be a resource for the Loyola community. 

Fun fact: I have a five-year-old French Spaniel, Scout, at home in Minnesota!


Colleen Trzybinski

Year in School: Senior

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Major(s)/Minor(s): Double major in Sociology and History

Why did you become an advocate?: I chose to become an advocate for The Line because I wanted to help empower and validate survivors. When I first heard about The Line, it provided me a space where I felt truly cared for and listened to, and I want to provide that space for other survivors!

Fun fact: I have never seen any of the Shrek movies all the way through.


Laura Hricková

Year in School: Full-time staff, Master of Arts in CJC from Loyola, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from LSU

Hometown: Teplice, Czech Republic

Why did you become an advocate? I chose to be an advocate to further develop my skill in advocacy, support, and crisis response as those are focus areas in my role as a Resident Director.

Fun fact: I have a 1-year-old puppy named Gouda and you have probably seen him around campus!