Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Crisoula Patelis

Crisoula Patelis
Elk Grove City, IL

What are some of your interests and involvement outside the Gannon Scholars program?

Outside of the Gannon Center, I have become involved in many programs offered around campus. During the summer after my first year, I completed three weeks of research through the First-Year Research Experience that studied the feasibility of wind energy on Loyola’s campus. I am also a part of the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and served as a Resident Assistant in the first-year honors building. I am slated to continue this position in the fall at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center. I have also been elected as the Career and Networking Chair for one of Loyola’s newest student organizations, Women in Science and Math (WISAM).

How have you benefited from the Gannon Scholars program?

The Gannon Scholars program has provided me with a group of strong, intelligent women that have been there to support me since my start at Loyola. Gannon has also helped me identify who I am as a leader and ensure that I am leading and working with a purpose that is tied to social justice and helps the common good.