Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA)

Division of Student Development

Meet our Team

 

Marissa Lucchesi (she/her/hers), Director
   

Marissa is a native of Chicago and has eleven years of experience supporting students through their involvement with student organizations, diversity and social justice education, sorority and fraternity life, student government, and leadership development. Her areas of oversight include student organization management, sorority and fraternity life, staff development, and developing a strategic plan for SAGA’s key areas. Marissa has a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education from DePaul University. She is excited to center SAGA as a hub for the student experience! Off-campus you can find Marissa exploring new restaurants in the city, cheering on her teams during March Madness, and spending quality time with family and friends.

 
Sarah Rudy (she/her/hers), Assistant Director, Registered Student Organizations and Commuter Student Life
   

 

Emily Koneval (she/her/hers), Assistant Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life
Sorority and Fraternity Life staff headshot with green foliage in the background   

Emily joined the SAGA team at Loyola University Chicago in July 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management at Iowa State University and her Masters of Arts in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. 

In her current role at Loyola University Chicago, Emily supports Sorority & Fraternity Life provides strategy, cultivates programming, develops various leadership and community engagement opportunities, and serves as a resource for both students and advisors of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Panhellenic Council. Emily is passionate about promoting holistic student learning, transformative leadership development, and empowerment through equitable co-curricular experiences.

Gabrielle Young (she/her/hers), Coordinator, Sorority & Fraternity Life
Sorority and Fraternity Life staff headshot with green foliage in the background
 

Gabrielle joined the SAGA team at Loyola University Chicago in June 2021. She received her Masters of Science in Education from Old Dominion University and her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Iowa.  

In her role as Coordinator, Gabrielle supports the Sorority & Fraternity Life community through programming, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities. In addition, she serves as the advisor for the Multicultural Greek Council and Order of Omega. Through her work, she is excited to support students through a holistic lens and provide opportunities that will enhance their development throughout their college years. Outside of work, you can catch Gabrielle either reading a book, watching shows on Netflix or Hulu, or watching videos on Youtube! 

Elijah R. McCoy (he/him/his), Coordinator, Student Organizations & Involvement
   

Elijah joined the Student Activities & Greek Affairs team in June 2021 at Loyola University Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, as well as a Bachelor of Art in Theatre Arts from Stetson University. Discovering his passion for student development, he studied to become an educational practitioner-scholar and gained a Master of Education in Higher Education Student Affairs from Western Carolina University. 

In his new role as a Coordinator, Elijah supports the Recognized Student Organization community and organization advisors through programming, purchasing, contracts, and more. In addition, he advises the Student Government of Loyola Chicago's Allocation Committee and the Emerging Leaders Program. 

Prior to working at Loyola, Elijah gained professional expertise in student organization support and policy, campus programming, student government advising, new student orientation, leadership development, diversity education, assessment, and Greek life. His dedication to enhancing the student experience is prevalent because he served as the President of the Graduate Student Association at Western Carolina University during the 2020-21 academic year. He led the graduate student body through an era of uncertain times while pushing for action and change on campus.

Outside of work, Elijah likes to explore Chicago, listen to music, travel, hang out with her friends, work on graphic design projects and watch Netflix.

 

Ryan SC Wong (he/him/his), Coordinator, Student Organizations and Engagement
 

Ryan joined the Student Activities & Greek Affairs team at Loyola University Chicago in October 2021. He received his M.A. in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently in the Sociology Ph.D. program at Loyola University Chicago.

In his new role as a Coordinator, Ryan supports the Recognized Student Organization community through registration, recognition, activity request, and the overall organization management. He also supports the Sponsored Student Organization community through registration and recognition. In addition, he advise and oversees the Campus Activities Network (CAN).

During his graduate career, Ryan has been an active community member. He has held leadership positions in three graduate student organizations: Graduate Student Advisory Council, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, and the Graduate Student Association within the Department of Sociology. As a student leader, he spearheaded multiple projects, including the Graduate Student Manual, the International Graduate Student Manual, and a Resource Guide for Graduate, Professional, and Adult Students. Also, he co-founded a graduate student-led group, Sociologists of Religion at Loyola.

Outside of work, Ryan likes to explore the city of Chicago, walk around different parks, and explore different restaurants, while listening to soft and slow music.

Yvette Bahena (she/her/hers), Budget Coordinator 
   

 

Sundas Shahid (she/her/hers), Coordinator, Programming & Special Events  
   

 

Caitlyn Knor (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Sorority & Fraternity Life  
Sorority and Fraternity Life graduate intern headshot with green foliage in the background   

Caitlyn is a familiar face to Student Activities & Greek Affairs as she previously worked in SAGA from 2018-2020 as a Student Assistant and Student Manager during her undergraduate career at Loyola University Chicago. It is where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2020 and is currently enrolled in her second year in the Master of Education in Community Counseling. 

In her role as Sorority & Fraternity Life Graduate Intern, Caitlyn supports the Sorority & Fraternity Life community through community engagement, leadership development, and engaging programming. In addition, she serves as a co-advisor for the Interfraternity Council. Caitlyn hopes to continue to support students through fostering community building and personal and professional development throughout her time in the position.  

Outside of work Caitlyn can almost always be found listening to music, baking banana bread, or watching a reality dating show.  

Megan Japczyk (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Sorority & Fraternity Life   
Sorority and Fraternity Life graduate intern headshot with Loyola Wolf statue in the background  

Megan is a familiar face to Student Activities & Greek Affairs as she previously served as a Sorority & Fraternity Life Ambassadors during her undergraduate career at Loyola University Chicago. It is here where she recently received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology and is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program.  

In her new role as Sorority & Fraternity Life Graduate Intern, Megan supports the Sorority & Fraternity Life community through inclusive programming, advising student leaders, and engaging with the community. Megan hopes to navigate her position with her passions of community building, student development, and equity. 

Megan's other passions outside of work include playing the piano and guitar, watching shows on Broadway, traveling, and exploring Chicago restaurants as she is a huge foodie! 

 
Areeba Ali (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Registered Student Organization  
   

Areeba has been a part of the Student Activities & Greek Affairs team since August 2021. She is currently enrolled in the 5-year Sociology BA/MA program at Loyola University Chicago.

Areeba was previously a student leader in the Campus Activities Network team. Starting from November 2021, she is in a new role as the RSO graduate intern. Areeba supports the CAN team in advocacy and leadership with RSO's. She hopes to work more closely with the CAN team and help them be the voice for RSO's.

Outside of work, Areeba likes to attend concerts, support small businesses, and try out new restaurants each week.

Lina Flores Wolf (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Leadership Development
   

Lina is the Leadership Development Graduate Intern. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago in 2021, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Applied Social Psychology program. During her undergraduate career, Lina served as a Welcome Week Leader for Student Activities & Greek Affairs!

In her new role as Leadership Development Graduate Intern, Lina supports the Emerging Leaders Program, seeking to help students strengthen their capacity for leadership and success. Lina hopes to help students build a strong sense of community to find a place at Loyola.

Outside of work, Lina likes to walk around Chicago while listening to music and podcasts. She enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her friends — ideally at the same time, but not exclusively.

 
Elizabeth Dang (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Welcome Week
   

Elizabeth Dang is a Chicago transplant that arrived from Cleveland, Ohio but is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Public Management, Policy, and Leadership with an Education Policy Specialization and Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at The Ohio State University. Elizabeth is finishing her final year of her Master’s in Higher Education here at Loyola University Chicago.

She has been involved with SAGA as the Summer RSO Graduate Intern and currently serves as the Welcome Week Graduate Intern. In this role, she supported traditional programming while supervising her lovely team of Welcome Week Leaders to excite our Ramblers returning to campus. Her involvement has strengthened her passion for student affairs, and she cannot wait to see where life takes her after graduation.

Elizabeth’s other passions outside of work include playing games online with friends, watching horror/thriller films, traveling, and drinking her weight in boba.

 
VacantGraduate Intern, Department of Programming