Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA)

Division of Student Development

Meet our Team

 

Marissa Lucchesi, 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.

 
MacKenzie Rotherham, Assistant Director, Registered Student Organizations and Commuter Student Life
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MacKenzie, a native of Wisconsin, earned her Bachelors in Social Psychology and Women in Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Following graduation, she worked in various community engagement roles with Wisconsin's State Public Defender office and the U.S. Peace Corps. Currently, MacKenzie has returned to her Loyola Chicago roots to complete her Masters in Higher Education degree. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Rambler population, and she is looking forward to growing in the Jesuit mission of the university.

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Emily Koneval,  Assistant Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life
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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 Coordinator, Sorority & Fraternity Life
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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! 

Vacant  Coordinator, Student Organizations and Engagement
   

 

Yvette Bahena Budget Coordinator
 

 

Caitlyn KnorGraduate Intern, Sorority & Fraternity Life  
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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 JapczykGraduate Intern, Sorority & Fraternity Life      
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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!