Welcome Week Leaders
Each year, Welcome Week Leaders (WWL) help execute the events associated with Welcome Week. They are informed about all things Welcome Week, a great resource for information and advice, and a new friend to our first-year incoming students! Look for our WWL team in their maroon "Welcome Week" t-shirts at Welcome Week events.
What are involved with on campus?
Hi there! I am a rising Junior participating in my second year as a Welcome Week Leader. This will also be my second year working as a desk receptionist in our residence halls.
Hi everyone, I’m Devin and I’m from Arlington Heights, IL. I’m a senior Finance Major with an Information Technology Minor. On campus in addition to being a Welcome Week leader, I am a General Business Tutor with the Tutoring Center and the President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
With this being my last year at Loyola, I can truly say that these were the fastest years of my life. As a freshman who came to Chicago without knowing anyone, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my future involvement to helping first year students be a little less afraid. As overwhelmed as everyone is, me and others are here to start your year off right!
Anisha is a Junior studying Software Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. On campus she enjoying spending time singing in Chamber Choir. Previously, she also served as the philanthropy chair of the Hindu Students’ Organization, and the President of IEEE, the engineering professional development institute. She looks forward to getting to know you throughout welcome week!
As an active participant in Loyola’s on-campus experience, I have engaged in various leadership and community building positions where I have been able to serve as a resource for a diverse student population. These positions include being the Collaborations Executive Director for Department of Programming (DOP), Welcome Week Leader, and a member of the Black Cultural Center (BCC). Additionally, my involvement on campus has also extended into employment opportunities through Water Campus Life. These roles have granted me the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with fellow students and staff.
What co-curricular opportunities are you involved with at Loyola Chicago?
Taylor Thomas (she, her, hers) is a senior at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) double-majoring in Global & International Studies and Sociology and is currently serving a third consecutive year as Chief Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer (CEDIO) of the Student Government of Loyola Chicago. As CEDIO, Taylor serves as an agent of support and advocacy for students on campus holding underrepresented identities, narratives, and abilities. In addition to serving as CEDIO, Taylor was an Executive Board member of the Black Cultural Center for her first two-years at LUC, programming for, advocating for, and peer mentoring fellow Black and African American students on-campus. For the past two years, Taylor has been a Welcome Week Leader with LUC’s Student Activities and Greek Affairs in an effort to mentor and celebrate incoming students of color during their first week on-campus. Similar to her peer mentorship as a Welcome Week Leader, Taylor was a Connect2Loyola Mentor with LUC’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Spring 2019 to support incoming students of color in their preparations and planning for the Loyola experience.
What co-curricular experiences have you found most rewarding?
I'm Liz, I'm from Los Angeles, CA and I am a senior studying International Business and Sustainability Management. My time at Loyola has brought me so many amazing experiences from studying in Spain to volunteering and being able to give back to the community of Chicago. I am a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and the Campus Activities Network Executive Board. I have also worked for Loyola's Summer Scholars program and this is my third year being a Welcome Week Leader.
Sumaiyah is a part of various clubs and activities such as Doctors Without Borders, current secretary of Student Advocates for Medicine in Politics, and American Medical Student Association.Through her organizations, she enjoys volunteering at local centers and engaging with the community. Also, she is pretty crafty and currently runs an online shop, so if you’re interested in seeing anything please ask.