Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Mission Integration

Meet Our Team


Megan Barry





While overseeing the many great CSA programs, Megan particularly facilitates the Service and Faith Learning Community, post-graduate service discernment, and Loyola's delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Megan received an M.A. and an M.S.W. from Boston College, with a focus on social justice, community organizing and policy. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Her own career path involved 3 terms as an AmeriCorps volunteer, where she came to appreciate the power of campuses and local communities uniting to make change. She was born and raised in South Carolina and wishes that her 8 nieces and nephews lived a little closer to Chicago.


Bizzy Stephenson (she/her/hers)

Community Outreach Coordinator



Bizzy Stephenson is the Community Outreach Coordinator with Loyola’s office of Community Service and Action, where she works closely with both the Loyola4Chicago volunteer program and the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen Outreach. She received her B. A. in English and Justice & Peace Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota in 2020 and her M.Ed. from Seattle University in Student Development Administration in 2022, focusing on supporting college students through their academic and personal journeys with a focus on student identity development, community engagement, and social justice. She moved to the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago in 2022 when she started her role with CSA and has thrived in the rich urban landscape and loves taking the CTA every day. Here in the city she is working on growing her thrifted plaid pants collection and ranking all the ramen restaurants in Chicago. Bizzy is passionate about supporting Loyola students in their journeys of becoming people for and with others and is inspired by Ramblers’ commitment to community every day. 


Alex Alanis (she/her/hers)

Student Worker                         



The CSA student worker works to boost student engagement in a variety of community service and advocacy opportunities in the Chicagoland area. Alex is a third-year undergraduate student studying Biology. Reflecting on her role in CSA, Alex says, “Being involved in CSA allows me to express my commitment to service by promoting engagement and collaborating with two great mentors allows me to expand my knowledge of what it means to be a part of service in the Loyola Community. Growing up in Chicago makes my job more meaningful by advocating for students to join our programs and become more involve community team members. To further my involvement, I became a student leader for Loyola4Chicago to guide other students in action who are volunteering with our community partners.”