Freshman Admission Counselors

Benito Amaral
Assistant Director

Chicagoland Area

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  • Phone:773.508.3148
  • Hometown: East Palo Alto, CA
  • High School: Menlo-Atherton High School
  • Degrees: BA in Communications, Creighton University

What I like most about Loyola: I love how everyone at Loyola–from students to staff and faculty–make this place such a warm and welcoming environment that one feels that they are among family members. As a graduate from a Jesuit institution, I would say that the Jesuit love and spirit is definitely felt and expressed here. One never feels alone in their walk at Loyola, as we have such a great and diverse community making this place a sanctuary not only for education but for personal and spiritual growth as well. I truly love how Loyola’s Jesuit values, curriculum, and powerful influence on developing people holistically is centered around diversity, inclusivity, and faith.

There are endless opportunities for work, research, internships, you name it!

Alexandra Dispensa

College of Arts and Sciences


hours served in Chicago communities by Loyola students in 2016