Leadership Team

GSLMU is represented by four officers who hold a year term (Spring 2013-Spring 2014) and two senators from each college/program across the University, who hold a renewable semester term (Spring 2014).

Nominations for Fall 2014 positions begin March 17th, and close April 15th.  Please see the election/nomination page for more information or email kkemp3@lion.lmu.edu for more information.

Leadership Team 


President: Sarah Babb, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate 2016

She received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from Pepperdine University. Professionally, she helped Soba Recovery Center move from a start up sober living company to a licensed and certified drug and alcohol treatment center with multiple sober living locations. Sarah also has a California Real Estate License, is a certified Nautilus Cycling Instructor and is an endorsed Faculty Member for the William Glasser Institute. She has served on a number boards including the Burlington City Counsel, the Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Church Delegation and the Los Angeles Sober Living Coalition. Sarah is a Career Development Specialist at the Career Development Center at Loyola Marymount University and is working towards her Juris Doctor at Loyola Law School.



Vice-President: Kellee Kemp, MFT, Candidate 2014

Kellee Kemp was born and raised in Los Angeles.  She attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated in 2007 with a BA in Liberal Arts majoring in Urban Studies.  After graduation she did a year of postgraduate service with the national nonprofit, City Year.  During this year she served as a mentor and as in-class support for an elementary school in Watts.  She continued to work with City Year in various capacities until 2011 when she returned to LMU.  During her time at LMU she has worked in Student Affairs with The Learning Community (TLC@LMU), LGBTSS and Veteran Programs.  She is currently in her first year in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program with a specialization in Art Therapy.  Kellee brings to GSLMU her enthusiasm,  positive attitude and love for helping others.


Secretary: Danielle Palomar, M.A. School Psychology, Candidate 2014

  • Even though I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I completed my undergraduate studies for Psychology in San Diego, CA. I lived there for two years following graduation. Now, I am a first-year student in the LMU School Psychology program! The most enjoyable experiences I have had are when I take opportunities for leadership and professional development. Suitably, I am a member of the GSLMU team that provides graduate students an opportunity to be heard in the LMU community.

Treasurer: Jake Yocham, M.A. Philosophy, Candidate 2014

Jake Yocham is a first year M.A. student in philosophy at LMU. Originally from Tempe, Arizona Jake attended Arizona State University with a degree in Philosophy. Jake is involved with the Graduate Philosophical Society on campus and enjoys running and theatre.



School of Education

anaAna Romero





carolynnCarolynn Grainger 





Seaver College of Engineering and Science

Noli Valera, M.S. Environmental Science, Candidate 2014
  • Originally from the Bay Area, Noli completed a BA in Environmental Sciences at UC Berkeley and recently began the Environmental Science Graduate Program at LMU in Fall 2012.  When he’s not studying, Noli is an avid sports fan and musician.


Stadler Philipp997186747_4Philipp Stadler

Born and raised in the center of Europe, Vienna the capital of Austria. Growing up in a small country rich of gorgeous landscapes and a culture with a long history prepared Philipp with patience and passion able to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Engineering. His talent for mathematics provided the opportunity for him to succeed in the field of Mechatronics and to teach others and making their lives easier. With his degree in his pocket and the desire for an adventure he moved to New York working for a world known engineering company (Festo).

Finishing several tasks ranging from setting up a lab to managing databases for collaboration of 9 countries he continued his journey to the west coast, L.A. studying at LMU for a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering at the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

“Participating in GSLMU gives me the chance to shape the future of LMU’s students.”


School of Business

Viet Ta, School of Business, MBA Candidate 2015

  • Viet went to school at the University of California in Merced where he earned a BA degree in Economics and a double minor in Psychology and Natural Sciences Education.  He is currently working as a commercial real estate consultant.


markMark Stellner, School of Business, MBA Candidate 2015






School of Communication and Fine Arts

camilleCamille Werstler, MFT, Candidate 2014

A current student in Loyola Marymount University’s graduate program pursuing a LMFT and ATR. Received BA in Art History and Studio Arts also at LMU.  Has taught art class in elementary and middle school for six years and private art lessons for two years. Served as an art mentor and counselor for summer 2011, 2012, and 2013 for the Summer Dolores Mission Art Workshop. Has taught and worked for Venice Arts and is currently assisting artist and professor Terry Lenihan in her school program ARTsmart.


erikaErika Shreefel

I grew up in Fresno, CA and got my BA in psychology at CSU Fresno. I am a first year student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Art Therapy program. Prior to moving to LA to attend graduate school, I found great pleasure as a volunteer for the Footsteps program providing group art therapy for children who had suffered a death in their family. Besides making art, one of my favorite things to do is hike and I successfully completed a bucket list item 2 summers ago when my older brother and I hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.


School of Film and TV


Tarence Grant





Tasha Henderson, MFA, Screenwriting, Candidate 2015

  •  Tasha Henderson is a first year, MFA student at LMU. Originally from Dallas Texas, Tasha did her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oklahoma, with a degree in Film Studies. Tasha also serves as Treasurer of the School of Film and Television Graduate Society.



Bellarmine School of Liberal Arts

sarah iSarah Ivanhoe, Yoga Studies






clintonClinton Carl, M.A. Philosophy, Candidate 2015

  • Clinton completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Seattle University. He is now in the philosophy graduate program where he is focusing on epistemology and the philosophy of science. In his free time he likes to produce and write electronic music.


Loyola Law School

dianaDiana Wan, J.D. Candidate 2016

  • Diana is a second year evening student at Loyola Law.  She received her Bachelor’s from UC San Diego in Management Science and has an area of focus in Ethnic Studies.  In addition to attending law school, she is a banker that specializes in business loans and a real estate agent.  She is very excited to be joining the greater LMU community.


Academic Committee: Carolynn Grainger, Saira Crawford, Viet Ta

Alumni Committee: Mark Stellner, Marlene Ruiz, Carolynn Grainger, Noli Valera, Julia Keighley

Communications Committee: Danielle Palomar, Carolynn Grainger, Clementine Castro

Elections Committee: Kellee Kemp, Camille Werstler

Faith Committee: Rachel Lang, Marlene Ruiz, Camille Werstler

Finance Committee: Jake Yocham, Diana Wan, Noli Valera

Service Committee: Rachel Lang, Julia Keighley, Erika Shreefel, Tarence Grant

Social Committee: Ana Romero, Saira Crawford, Viet Ta, Tasha Henderson 


Committee Members

Julia Keighley, M.A. Counseling

  • Julia Keighley was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. She completed her undergraduate education in St. Louis, MO, receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a minor in French. After completing a brief internship in Memphis, TN, she returned to Los Angeles where she completed a year of service with City Year. She started her Master’s in Counseling degree at Loyola Marymount University in Fall 2011 and continues to pursue it while working full time on campus. Her boyfriend and her passion for bettering education in economically challenged areas keep her moving toward her goal to work in a public school.


Rachel Lang, M.A. Theology

  • Rachel Lang: Rachel Lang celebrates her first year at LMU, where she pursues an MA in Theology. Originally from St. Louis, Rachel has lived in Los Angeles for close to three years. Since graduating from the University of Missouri in the early 2000s, Rachel has had a successful career in marketing and fundraising. Most recently, she has built a marketing consulting business, managing print, web, media, social media, and overall branding campaigns for individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. This work helped her see ways in which she could make more of a difference in the lives of others. Inspired, she returned to school to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to write, teach, and minister to others. She has a passion for service and currently volunteers with organizations Act Like a GRRRL, the Sexual Assault Center, and Outfest.

Clementine Castro, M.A. Literacy and Language Arts,Candidate 2014

  • Clementine received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in English Literature.  Her initial job pursuits included working in areas of Corporate Immigration, Eminent Domain, and Family Law.  While studying for LSAT she worked with St. Camillus Catholic Center and Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry as an AIDS Walk LA Coordinator to raise funds to hire a full-time HIV/AIDS bilingual educator for the Los Angeles Archdiocease.  While waiting on LSAT scores an opportunity at LMU brought her to campus which resulted in a educational shift from law to teaching.  Currently, she is working full time as an Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and a part time student working towards her goal of becoming a high school English Teacher.  She is as an active member of the California Philharmonic Chorale and Golden State Pops Orchestra Chorale.  In her spare time she enjoys running, dancing, kickboxing and trying new things like anti-gravity yoga.

Saira Crawford MFT

Marlene Ruiz SOE