Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Graduate Student Advisory Council

Mission Statement

  1. To act as the voice of the graduate student body by facilitating communication between the students, faculty, and administration
  2. To encourage greater interaction between graduate students across all campuses through social events and an interdisciplinary conference
  3. To assist graduate students both academically and financially by acting as a source of grants and funding
  4. To promote service within the university as well as throughout our surrounding communities, as part of our commitment to the Jesuit traditions of Loyola University

Students should contact their departmental representative with any questions or concerns that they have.

GSAC Constitution 2021

Executive Board & Department Representatives


Executive Board 
President Tori Olson  
Vice President Krislyn Zhorne  
Secretary Elisa D'Amico  
University Senate Representative Jon Okstad  
GPAC Representative    

Departmental Representatives

Applied Social Psychology (MA, PhD) Yelyzaveta DiStefano
Applied Statistics (MS)    
Bioethics and Health Policy (MA, DBe)    
Bioinformatics (MS)  
Biology (MS)  
Chemistry (MS, PhD) Oliwia Ozog   
Child Development (PhD)  
Classical Studies (Post-BA Certificate)    
Clinical Psychology (PhD) Susana Sosa
Community Counseling (MA)  
Computer Science (MS)    
Counseling Psychology (PhD) Yiyu Cheng  
Criminal Justice (MA)    
Cultural & Educational Policy Studies (MA, PhD)    
Developmental Psychology (PhD) Zahra Naqi
Digital Humanities (MA)    
English (MA, PhD) Brittany May  
Higher Education (PhD) Jon Okstad   
Hispanic Studies (MA)  
History (MA, PhD)    
Infectious Disease and Immunology (MS)  
Information Technology (MS)  
Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences (IPBS) Sean Cleary
International Affairs (MA)  
Mathematics (MS)    
Medical Sciences (MA)    
Nursing (PhD)    
Philosophy (MA, PhD)    
Political Science (MA, PhD)    
Public History (MA, PhD)    
Public Policy (MPP)  
Research Methodology Education (MA, PhD)  
School Psychology (PhD)    
Social Philosophy (MA)  
Social Work (PhD)    
Sociology (MA, PhD) Julie Szamocki   
Software Technology (MS)  
Spanish (MA)  
Theology (MA, PhD) Megan Wines  
Urban Affairs (MA)  
Women’s Studies & Gender Studies (MA)    

If you have any questions or would like to serve in an open position, please send an e-mail to GSAC@luc.edu. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.