GSLMU is represented by four officers who hold a year term (Spring 2012-Spring 2013) and two senators from each college/program across the University, who hold a renewable semester term (Spring 2013).
Nominations for Fall 2014 positions begin March 11th, and close April 15th. Please see the election/nomination page for more information
- Maggie Bove-LaMonica, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate 2013
- Maggie, who is currently pursuing a J.D. at Loyola Law School, has a Bachelor’s degree in History and French from Loyola University New Orleans, a Master’s in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. She is also a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Morocco. A native ‘Angelino’ and an avid surfer, Maggie resides in Hermosa Beach with her husband and their dog. Her commitment and passion remain to fix the inequity and inequality in education among populations that differ by economic strata, ethnicity, and location. She is also proud to be the founding President of GSLMU!
- Dimitri Rapis, School of Business, Executive MBA Candidate 2013
- As Vice-President of GSLMU, Dimitri oversees committees and their events. He is a candidate for the LMU Leadership EMBA.
- DeAsia Marks, School of Education, M.A. Counseling Candidate 2013
- Asia is from Los Angeles and attended LMU as an undergraduate. She received her B.A. in Political Science in 2011. Asia enjoys photography, hiking, and the volunteering opportunities that are included in Counseling curriculum. As both Secretary and Communications Chair, Asia drafts the weekly GSLMU Newsletter to keep graduate students up to date on events throughout the LMU community. With the help of the officers, senators, and other committee members, she reaches out to current students via email, Facebook, Twitter, and this GSLMU webpage. As a first-generation student, Asia hopes to work in higher education to ensure that many like her stay on the path to success.
- Sarah Babb, Loyola Law School, J.D. Candidate 2016
- Sarah Babb serves as the Treasurer for GSLMU. 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 in her third year of being the Resident Director at Rosecrans Hall at Loyola Marymount University and is working towards her Juris Doctor at Loyola Law School.
School of Education:
- Danielle Palomar, M.A. School Psychology, Candidate 2014
- SOE Senator, Academic/Research Committee Leader. 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.
- Kortney Hernandez, M.A., Early Childhood Education
- Kortney received her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine in Criminology, Law and Society. She currently works as a site manager for Jumpstart at UC Irvine, which is a national nonprofit organization that recruits and trains college students to get involved in underserved communities and preschool classrooms. Raised in Lynwood, California she is committed to bettering the educational system for all children and recognizes the importance of starting at an early age. As a second year student in the Early Childhood education program at LMU, she appreciates the dedication of the faculty to the students and the unique atmosphere of the campus. She also works as a graduate assistant in the Educational Leadership department and is excited to be part of GSLMU.
Seaver College of Engineering and Science:
- Mike Miller, M.S., Candidate 2013
- A mechanical engineering Master’s student, Michael Miller brings his expertise and engineering knowledge to the table. Michael has previous industry experience and is currently a lead researcher in the materials deformation and fracture mechanics laboratory. Michael serves as a Senator under the Academic chair were he uses his research experiences to set up an infrastructure to give some transparency to research and grants.
- 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.
School of Business:
- Jocelyn Loren, MBA, Candidate 2014
- Jocelyn Loren: After a brief but thoroughly enjoyed stint in the United States Air Force to fund robust scholastic interests, Jocelyn Loren earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a minor Psychology in from Cal State Fullerton. Concurrent to undergrad she jumped behind the camera as a hair stylist and makeup artist for small independent projects and subsequently spent years writing for and editing one of the most widely distributed lifestyle magazines in Southern California. She’s currently in healthcare quality management while she pursues a master’s in business administration.
School of Communication and Fine Arts
- 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.
School of Film and TV:
- Jennevie A. Olivieri, MFA, Candidate 2014
- I grew up in a small town in the southwest part of Puerto Rico called Cabo Rojo. I graduated in 2009 from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, where I majored in Psychology. When I first entered college I thought my life lied in the world of academia, but soon found out that it didn’t make me happy. After graduation I moved to NY and took some writing classes, and found my passion for Film and TV. I applied to the MFA program in Feature Film Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University and got in. Been new in town I love meeting new people, and that is one of the reasons I joined GSLMU. Also because I look forward to making it possible for others to interact and form long lasting relationships.
- 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:
- Karen Huseby, M.A. Theology, Candidate 2014
- Karen Huseby is a third year student in Theology. She is focused in biblical eschatology and interdisciplinary studies with art and science. She is originally from Culver City, CA. Her work in film and television, youth ministry, and substitute teaching has culminated in working for Trailhead Enterprises, an educational entertainment company. She is Director of Narrative Writing for their children’s animated science property. She is also head of GSLMU’s Faith Committee.
- 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.
Loyola Law School:
- Diana Wan, J.D. Candidate 2016
Diana is a first 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.
- Frances O’Neil, J.D., Candidate 2016
- Frances is a first year evening student at Loyola Law. She received her Bachelor’s in English with a minor in Music Industry from the University of Southern California. She currently works in music clearance and licensing for television and plans to pursue her goals of working in entertainment law for video games. A Santa Monica native, Frances is a true Southern California girl who loves everything from the beach to Disneyland. Whether she’s dancing, making, or listening to it, her passion for music takes up most of her free time.
- 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.
- Mike Miller, Noli Valera, Kellee Kemp (See above)
- 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.
- El-lenor Barbre, Educational Studies Candidate 2014
- She received her B.A. in Theatres Arts and Dance from LMU. She currently works in the Student Housing Office at LMU and hopes to continue to be a resource for students. She is a choir director at her church in Los Angeles and also sings at the LMU basketball games with the LMU Pep Band. She is a first generation student. El-Lenor enjoys engaging in the life and culture of LMU and will work with and inspire others to follow their dreams. El-Lenor was recently married at Sacred Heart Chapel and resides in Culver City with her husband.
- Diana Wan, Frances O’Neill (See above)
- DeAsia Marks, Danielle Palomar, Michelle Severino (See above)
- Jake Yocham, Dimitri Rapis (See above)
- John Paul Ramierez : I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I do my best to live by this philosophy, “being third”; which simply means to put God first, everyone else around me second, and myself last, or in this case, third. Since 2008, I have had the privilege of serving the parish community of Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Los Feliz as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry. I am the proud son of two hard-working immigrant parents, who were able to realize their own version of the “American dream”, having all three of their children graduate from college. In 2010, I completed my undergraduate studies from California State University Northridge with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning. In 2012, I completed a yearlong internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) sponsored through the Office of Justice of Peace for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In the future, I seek to pursue a career in public service. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, playing and coaching basketball, photography and spending time with loved ones.
- 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.
- Karen Huseby, Magalí Del Bueno (See above)
- Sarah Babb, Diana Wan (See above)
- Tasha Henderson, El-Lenor Barbre (See above )
- 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.
- Michelle Severino, M.A., Early Childhood Education
- As a dynamic explorer of cultures, Michelle pursued a major in Japanese Studies at the De La Salle University in the Philippines and was a recipient of the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship which gave her the opportunity to spend her senior year in 同志社大学 Doshisha University Kyoto, Japan. As an advocate of the child’s voice that constantly struggles to be heard in a complex system we call “world”, Michelle is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. As a fervent believer that living a life for others is a life well lived, Michelle has spearheaded numerous outreach programs, relief operations, and medical missions in the Philippines and continues her passion to serve through volunteer work around the Los Angeles area and GSLMU’s Service Committee and Reserve Board.
- Kellee Kemp, Julia Keighley (See above)
- Jennevie Olivieri, Kortney Hernandez, Jake Yocham (See above)