Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Who We Are



Q-Initiatives Staff & Scholars 2019-20

James Thomas

| He/Him/His |

| Assistant Director of SDMA |

I'm a 3rd Year Rambler and so excited to meet/see you all (again)! In my role, I not only get to work with this amazing team and LGBTQIA+ Initiatives, but also work with B4E (Mxn of Color Initiatives) and advise PRISM & Rainbow Connection! Prior to coming to Loyola, I worked at Illinois Tech in Housing & DePaul in Campus Activities. If you ever want to chat, feel free to reach out or stop by the office!


Lindsey Bustos

| She/Her/Hers |

| Graduate Intern for Q-Initiatives |

I’m a first-year graduate student at Loyola pursuing my M.Ed in Student Affairs and Higher Education. Before coming to Loyola I was living in Los Angeles for a few years and prior to that, I graduated from Colorado State University with my B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Outside of SDMA and school, I enjoy checking out new things to do in Chicago and meeting new people.


Ericka Garcia

| She/Her/Hers |

| Q-Scholar |

I am currently a Senior at Loyola! My major is in Psychology and I have two minors, Social Work and Psychology of Crime and Justice. Outside of my SDMA position, I am apart of Alpha Psi Lambda which is a Co-Ed Latino Fraternity here on campus, I work at Sacred Heart, and I'm also a commuter student this semester! In my free time, I love eating Hot Cheetos and watching reality tv shows. I hope to meet many new people this year through this position and graduate Loyola feeling like I left my mark! 


C.S. Henderson

| They/Them/Theirs | 

| Q-Scholar |

I'm a third-year student at Loyola University. I'm majoring in Film and minoring in French. Outside of SDMA, I spend the majority of my time watching psychological thrillers or going to concerts. I'm looking forward to getting to know more people through this position this year and I'm always down to hear movie and music recommendations.


Morgan Ransom

| She/Her/Hers | 

| Q-Scholar |

I'm a second-year student at Loyola, majoring in International Business and minoring in Chinese Language and Culture. Outside of Q-Initiatives, I am the Vice President of PRISM, a QTIPOC organization as well as the multicultural learning community RA in de Nobili hall. In my free time, you can find me in one of the many museums around Chicago, writing stories, or reading philosophy. If you catch me around, I'm totally down to chat over some tea.