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Director, Student Affairs and Registration

Health Sciences Campus, Lake Shore Campus

Staff photo for Lucia Garcia

I am the Director of Student Affairs and Registration at Loyola’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health where I work closely with faculty and students to create a supportive and engaging experience for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our programs. I am a born and raised Chicagoan and a proud Loyola alumna. I am excited to be a part of a forward-thinking, innovative, and collaborative team of faculty and staff who are dedicated to addressing health equity in our local community and world. When not at work, I enjoy traveling with family and friends, brunch, art, and watching rerun comedy sitcoms. My special interests and scholarly activity include gun-violence prevention and community engagement and global health education



  • BS in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
  • MEd in Higher Education Administration, Loyola University Chicago
  • MPH, Loyola University Chicago

What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

The Parkinson School gives staff the opportunity to implement their own ideas and passions. We are a collaborative community of life-long learners and passionate leaders. I enjoy working with my colleagues and I value the academic areas of study that we teach. It is exciting to be a part of a new(er) School that is innovative and sets ideas into motion.

What would you tell a student about why your field is exciting or important?

I feel grateful to be working in a collaborative environment with a dedicated team that prioritizes health equity on many levels. My work feels meaningful, and I value the opportunity to contribute to our school’s growth. I have the opportunity to impact students’ educational experiences and paths. My work also challenges me and inspires me to continue learning.