Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Graduate Student Advisory Council


  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.

Executive Board & Department Representatives

2017 - 2018

Executive Board
President Erika Gustafson
Vice President Nathan Ellstarand
Treasurer Jon Hopwood
Secretary Laura Bedolla
University Senate Representative Rebecca Tucker Ramsey
GPAC Representative Yver Melchor

Departmental Representatives

Applied Statistics Henry Otto
Biology TBA
Bioethics and Health Policy Linda Nguyen
Chemistry Jon Hopwood
Classical Studies TBA
Clinical Research Methods Louise Lie
Computer Science Julia Cicale
Counseling Psychology Louis Formica
Criminal Justice TBA
Cultural & Educational Policy Studies Yver Melchor
Diatetics TBA
Digital Humanities Rebecca Parker
English Lyle Enright
Erikson Institute for Child Development Erika Gustafson
Higher Education TBA
History Lucas Coyne
  Nathan Ellstarand
Master in Urban Affairs & Public Policy Laura Bedolla
Mathematics TBA
Modern Languages/Spanish Karl Groneman
Neuroscience TBA
Nursing TBA
Pharmacology (Maywood) Gregory Malnassy
  Jennifer Schreiber
Philosophy Jay Carlson
Political Science Samantha Costas
Psychology - Applied Social Hannah Hamilton
Psychology - Clinical TBA
Psychology - Developmental TBA
Public Health TBA
School Psychology Lauren Carr
Social Work Jessica Zaehringer
Sociology TBA
Theology Matthew Kemp
Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Nicole Morino

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to GSAC@luc.edu. You can also visit us on Facebook.