Loyola University Chicago

Center for Student Engagement (CSE)

Division of Student Development

Meet our Team


Vacant, Senior Director



MacKenzie Rotherham (she/her/hers), Director, Graduate, Professional, & Adult Student Life

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Sarah Rudy (she/her/hers), Interim Co-Director; Assistant Director, Registered Student Organizations and Commuter Student Life



Emily Koneval (she/her/hers), Interim Co-Director; Assistant Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life


Emily joined the Center for Student Engagement 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 in Higher Education 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 (she/her/hers), Coordinator, Sorority & Fraternity Life


Gabrielle joined the CSE 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! 

Lina Flores Wolf (she, her, hers), Coordinator, Student Organizations & Involvement


Lina is the Student Organization and Involvement Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago in 2021, and is recently graduated with her Master of Arts in Applied Social Psychology. During her undergraduate career, Lina served as a Welcome Week Leader for Center for Student Engagement!

In her new role, Lina supports the Emerging Leaders Program, seeking to help students strengthen their capacity for leadership and success. Lina hopes to help students build a strong sense of community to find a place at Loyola.

Outside of work, Lina likes to walk around Chicago while listening to music and podcasts. She enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her friends — ideally at the same time, but not exclusively.

Ryan SC Wong (he/him/his), Coordinator, Student Organizations and Engagement

Ryan joined the CSE team at Loyola University Chicago in October 2021. He received his M.A. in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently in the Sociology Ph.D. program at Loyola University Chicago.

In his new role as a Coordinator, Ryan supports the Recognized Student Organization community through registration, recognition, activity request, and the overall organization management. He also supports the Sponsored Student Organization community through registration and recognition. In addition, he advise and oversees the Campus Activities Network (CAN).

During his graduate career, Ryan has been an active community member. He has held leadership positions in three graduate student organizations: Graduate Student Advisory Council, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, and the Graduate Student Association within the Department of Sociology. As a student leader, he spearheaded multiple projects, including the Graduate Student Manual, the International Graduate Student Manual, and a Resource Guide for Graduate, Professional, and Adult Students. Also, he co-founded a graduate student-led group, Sociologists of Religion at Loyola.

Outside of work, Ryan likes to explore the city of Chicago, walk around different parks, and explore different restaurants, while listening to soft and slow music.

Emmalee Osborne (she/her/hers), Budget Coordinator 

Emmalee is a Chicago transplant from Vermont who received their Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Emmalee previously received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Champlain College. Emmalee has worked as a community mentor for Vermont foster care youth and a Behavioral Interventionist at an alternative education school. After moving to Chicago, Emmalee was an administrative assistant for three years, where she cultivated her love of non-profit management and spreadsheets.

When not frantically studying and writing papers, Emmalee enjoys watching YouTube videos, crocheting & knitting, and finding new food spots. Emmalee is excited to combine her love of finances with her passion for empowering those around her within the Budget Coordinator Role.

Sundas Shahid (she/her/hers), Coordinator, Programming & Special Events  


Rowan Ownby (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Sorority & Fraternity Life   

Rowan has joined the CSE team at Loyola University Chicago for the 2023-2024 school year as the Sorority and Fraternity Life Graduate Intern. She is currently in her second year of Loyola’s School and Community Counseling Master’s Program and received her Bachelor of Music Education at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In her role as this year’s Graduate Intern, Rowan supports the Sorority and Fraternity Life community through advising, programming, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities. She is excited to support students through a collaborative and holistic lens while promoting leadership opportunities and student learning. Outside of work, Rowan loves to sing/write songs, crochet, and spend time with her friends and family.

Sydney Lewis (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Registered Student Organization  


Sydney has joined the CSE team at Loyola University Chicago for the 2023-2024 school year as the Graduate Intern for Registered Student Organizations. She is currently in her first year of Loyola's School of Elementary Education Master's Program and received her Bachelor of Environmental Studies at Allegheny College in 2019. 
In her role as Graduate Intern, Sydney supports the RSO Community through working alongside the Center for Student Engagement's undergraduate C.A.N. student workers through supervising and leadership development. She is excited to work alongside all kinds of students while creating genuine connections that can enrich students and help them create lasting leadership abilities for the future! 
Outside of work, when she's not teaching young students, Sydney likes to go to the movies, try new restaurants, learn new languages, and read books on various CTA transportation methods. 
Vanessa Mendoza (she/her/ella), Graduate Intern, Leadership Development


Andres Lopez (he/him/his), Graduate Intern, Welcome Week


Jordyn McLean (she/her/hers), Graduate Intern, Department of Programming