Loyola University Chicago

Student Transitions and Outreach

Student Academic Services

Staff

The staff at STO is comprised of both full-time university employees and part-time student workers. We work together to bring you comprehensive support and services as you navigate through your first year and beyond.

 

Bridget Wesley, MA, LCSW
Director

Bridget received her BA from Boston College and MA from the University of Chicago. She has worked for the Office of Student Transition and Outreach at Loyola since 2007. As a graduate of a Jesuit University, Bridget is enthusiastic about infusing all elements of First-Year Experience with a deep sense of Jesuit tradition and values.

bwesley@luc.edu
Phone: 773.508.8789
Scott Harris, MA
Associate Director

Scott started in the Student Transitions and Outreach in 2012 and has both his BA and MA from Loyola University Chicago. Scott works with Loyola's undergraduate student population to help promote their success in a holistic way. He also works with the New Student Orientation programs, Student Transition programs, the Loyola Seminar, and New Student Convocation. He is always excited to meet new students and work with them to make the most of their Loyola experience.

sharri8@luc.edu
Phone: 773.508.7421

Omega Cruz, MBA, MEd
Assistant Director

Omega received her BS in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University, an MBA from DeVry University and an MEd in Counseling from DePaul University. She has worked with Student Transition and Outreach at Loyola since May 2014. Omega enjoys providing academic programs and support for all incoming students. Omega is committed to implementing programs that are holistic, transformative and engaging.

ostyles@luc.edu
Phone: 773.508.8349

Martin Finnie
Program Coordinator

Martin earned his bachelors in Business Administration-Management from UNC-Charlotte. He is currently pursuing a Masters in the School of Education at LUC. Martin joined Student Transitions and Outreach in the early summer of 2014 but has been at Loyola since July of 2013. A resident of Rogers Park, he enjoys the community feel that the students and faculty/staff provide the area. Martin is enjoying his role of first year programing to welcome new students to Loyola and help them in their Transition.

mfinnie@luc.edu
Phone: 773.508.8227

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Jamie Ellis
Program Coordinator


Jamie began with Student Transition and Outreach in 2015, but began working at Loyola in 2011 with the Department of Residence Life. She was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado and received both her BS and MS from Colorado State University. Jamie oversees the Orientation program for first-year and transfer students. Jamie has a passion for helping incoming students make a positive transition into Loyola and building community among new Ramblers!

jellis4@luc.edu
Phone: 773.508.8325

Ashely Curtis
Administrative Coordinator
 
Phone: 773-508-7793
Jess Pedroza
Student Program Assistant, Orientation
 
Ethan Woyansky
Student Program Assistant, Orientation
 
 
Abigail Bautista
Program Assistant, Summer Scholars
 

Abigail is a Junior from Chicago, IL and is studying Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is the Program Assistant of Admissions and Staff Training for the College Coaches. She is a transfer student who graduated from Arrupe College in 2017 with her associates in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Since transferring from Arrupe Abigail has been part of the Winthrop area hall council and also a part of the Arrupe College Alumni Program at Loyola. Abigail is looking forward to assembling an awesome team for the summer and helping students gain an exciting experience while spending their summer with us at Loyola. 

 
 
 
Shana Ward
Program Assistant, Summer Scholars