Leadership Team


GSLMU is represented by four officers who hold a year term and two senators from each college/program across the University, who hold a renewable semester term.

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Senator positions available for the 2015-2016 academic year.  If interested in representing your School or College, please email us for details at GSLMU@lmu.edu



President: Dylan DeMott, M.B.A, Candidate 2016
GSLMU President





Vice-President: Sue Gilmer, M.A. Bioethics, Candidate 2016

Sue was born in Downey CA and grew up in Whittier CA, graduating from California HS in 1981. She married her husband Steve in 1982 and has lived near Dallas TX and in Lynchburg VA. She graduated from Southern Virginia University in 2009 with a BA majoring in Politics and Philosophy with a minor in Business Management and Leadership and worked for her alma mater for four years as the Assistant to the Registrar. She returned to California in 2013 and lives in Westminster with her husband Steve and three of her seven children and is a proud grandma to five boys. She is beginning her second year as a graduate student in Bioethics and currently works as the graduate assistant for the Bioethics Institute. When she gets the chance she enjoys reading at the beach, sewing, scrapbooking and swimming.


Secretary: Jackie Carlson, M.A. Marital & Family Therapy, Candidate 2016

Originally from Wisconsin, Jackie received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville in Indiana with a major in Pre-Art Therapy and minors in Psychology and Spanish, graduating in May 2014.  She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a graduate degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a Clinical Art Therapy specialization at LMU and will graduate in May 2016.  Jackie works as a graduate assistant for the department of Marital and Family Therapy.  In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, going to the beach, painting, and reading.


Treasurer: Mariel Roda, M.B.A., Candidate 2016

Originally from the Philippines, Mariel Roda is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Loyola Marymount University and will graduate in May 2016. Prior to attending graduate school, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.  Before moving to the US, Mariel worked in the Retail Marketing Department as well as the Commercial and Industrial Sales Team of Chevron Philippines Inc. from 2007 until 2008. She then moved to Citibank, N.A, where she was a Data Quality Credit Operations Analyst from 2009 to 2011.  Since starting her MBA, Mariel has been supplementing her studies with her Graduate Assistantship for the Research and Assessment Team of the Student Affairs Dean’s Office. She also interned for the Project Management Team at American Honda Finance Corporation during the past summers.  Mariel loves to travel and learn about new cultures. She enjoys multi-cultural environments, both socially and at work.