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 2019 Constitution

Executive Board & Department Representatives


Executive Board 
President Ryan SC Wong  
Vice President Tori Olson  
Treasurer Krislyn Zhorne  
Secretary Carlee Mayer  
University Senate Representative Krislyn Zhorne   
GPAC Representative Vincent Sarna  

Departmental Representatives

Applied Statistics Chelsea Hu & Charles Hwang    
Biology Lily Mather  
Bioethics and Health Policy Edgar Yap  
Chemistry Oliwia Ozog   
Classical Studies    
Clinical Research Methods    
Computer Science Ikeade Adebusoye  
Counseling Psychology Yiyu Cheng   
Criminal Justice Carlee Mayer   
Cultural & Educational Policy Studies    
Digital Humanities    
English Krislyn Zhorne  
Erikson Institute for Child Development    
Higher Education Jon Okstad   
History Rachel Madden  
Master in Urban Affairs & Public Policy    
Modern Languages/Spanish    
Pharmacology (Maywood) Will Zhang & Sean Cleary   
Philosophy Jacob Andrews   
Political Science Elisa D'Amico  
Psychology - Applied Social Yelyzaveta diStefano  
Psychology - Clinical Nicole Hodgkinson  
Psychology - Developmental Zahra Naqi & Holly Griskell   
Public Health Peter Varughese  
School Psychology Hana Polachek  
Social Work Vincent Sarna   
Sociology Ryan Wong & Julie Szamocki  
Theology Megan Wines  
Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Amrita Bhagia    

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.