Loyola University Chicago

Rambler Success Program

2021 Peer Mentors

Monika Kulasik

I come from a first generation of Polish immigrants. Both my parents came to the United States about 20 years ago so I was born and raised in Chicago before moving to the suburbs. I did go to Polish school every Saturday morning for 11 years straight, I finished off with getting a diploma from my Polish school stating that I can read, write, and speak the language fluently. I am very proud of where I come from and tend not to hide it. I do have an older sister that attends Colorado State University online and works full time. My parents own their own business and have been for 14 years. It is a 24 hr operating motel which means it requires their full attention. Their business is about 40 plus minutes away from where I live because they are self-employed and don't have any other workers but themselves this left me at the age of 5 and my sister at the age of 10 to be raised by my grandma, which I am ever so thankful for. She means the absolute world to me, we also traveled a lot together oftentimes to Poland. Because I travel a lot you can image that I'm a bit of a travelholic and want to continue to travel anywhere and everywhere. In the future, I plan on becoming a neuropsychologist to help treat dementia and help people recover from traumatic accidents.

Ryan Baressi-Web Photo

Ryan is a Junior from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Cincinnati but moved to Switzerland with his family for some time as a kid before returning home to Cincinnati to finish grade school through high school. He is a history major with a business minor and is a part of Loyola’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program. He plans on going to either law school or to grad school with the intent to teach history post-graduation.

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Yabsira Teshome-Web Photo

Hi! My name is yabsira im a junior here at Loyola. I am a double major in neuroscience and philosophy. I’ve lived in the Chicago area almost all my life! I am a first generation college student, and my family is originally from Ethiopia. My favorite thing to do when I’m not in school is to run my coffee shop blog, and visit as many coffee shops as possible!


Morgan McFadden-Web Photo

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan McFadden (she/her/hers) and I am super excited to be a RSP Peer Mentor this year. I am a journalism major with a Spanish minor and would love to be on television one day. I love fashion and spending time with family/friends. Looking forward to a great year!

Anna Krieger-Web Photo

Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I'm a rising Junior majoring in English and Communications. In my free time I love exploring new neighborhoods of Chicago and trying yummy restaurants with friends. I'm from Minneapolis, Minnesota so I love life at the lake which includes swimming, kayaking, and having ice cream after a hot day!

Joe Kelly-Web Photo

I am a Sophomore and a Secondary Education Major from the greater Philly area. Just trying to give back and do my part in the community. Looking forward to getting involved.

Jonathan Chen-Web Photo


Nyah Brizard-Web Photo

I’m a film and digital media major with an art history minor at loyola. I was in RSP my freshman year and now this is my second year being a pm! I’m a DJ at loyola’s radio station and love finding new music to play

Isabella Slowinski-Web Photo