Title/s: Assistant Dean
Department/School/Division: School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Campus: Water Tower Campus
What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
My favorite thing about working at Loyola is that I have the opportunity to teach on a regular basis. I currently teach out at the beautiful Cuneo campus on Saturdays, and I always look forward to it. I meet students frequently in advising appointments, but I love getting to know students in the classroom.
What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
The first big event I planned in my current role was the graduation celebration for our May 2015 graduates. It was such an emotional experience seeing our graduates, accompanied by their families, friends, and even their employers, celebrate the accomplishment of completing their degrees. It was an absolute gift to be there to celebrate their journeys in a big, yet personal, way.
What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
I firmly believe in the Jesuit mission of educating the whole person to be a woman for others. The opportunity to attend the Jesuit schools of Marquette and Loyola shaped the way I see the world and my faith, as well as how I view the tasks of each and every day, however small. I also love that you can casually use the words “cura personalis” and “magis” in conversation around here, and people know what you are talking about!
What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
The stories of my students. They are coming back to school at this time in their lives for so many different reasons, but many are motivated to come to Loyola to better their lives for the good of their families. With each meeting, I come away more inspired than before to remove obstacles from those working to achieve this goal.
Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
I love opportunities to get to know people across the university who I may not get to see on a regular basis, so I look for ways to get involved outside of my day-to-day responsibilities. In particular, I truly enjoyed serving as a staff leader on an ABI to Washington D.C. and participating on a sophomore retreat at LUREC. If you have a chance to work with University Ministry, definitely do so!
Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
I met my fiancé, Matt, when we were studying abroad in Rome at Loyola, even though we grew up about 25 minutes away from each other. Best decision of my life!