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 is ecstatic to represent the CSA working closely with both the Loyola4Chicago program and the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen outreach, in addition to supporting the LUCserve program. She received 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 and social justice. In Seattle, she developed a love for the blended PNW nature and rich urban landscapes, a vocational calling to community engagement work, and was active on campus and in hyper-local political and environmental justice organizing. She received her B.A. in Justice and Peace Studies, English, and Cultural Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota (her home state) in 2020, where she served as a student leader and advocate who was active in the campus and Twin Cities activist communities on issues of survivor advocacy, gender and racial justice. Bizzy is a firm believer in connecting Loyola students to the vibrancy of Chicago in a shared aspiring toward a more just and humane world.


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.”