|Organizations:||Psi Chi (President), University Programming Board (Vice President), Student Government (Senator at Large), Cardoner Leadership Fellow|
I choose Loyola because it was the best fit for me and love everything it has to offer. Ranging from the student organizations, to my professors, and to the life long friends I have made through the years I’ve spent here. I also choose it for what is stands for, I really do like the jesuit education and their mission that you graduate as a “whole person”. I found it very easy to make friends at Loyola because of the fact that is so small we do tend to look for one another. Everyone at Loyola only has the best interest for you and will go out of their way to help you succeed which.
The first time I came to visit Loyola was for President’s Open House and that same weekend I signed and paid my tuition deposit. There is just this feeling that I got that I knew this is where I was supposed to be and no other school would compare. The atmosphere and sense of community that Loyola has is probably what made me want to come here. I felt this sense of family that students had with one another while interacting with them at Open House which I have found with my friends and even faculty and staff.
My favorite part about Loyola is its accessibility to get involved and the faculty. I have been able to take leadership roles in many organizations and conduct research with my professor which has resulted in me getting published and attending regional and national conference in psychology.
My professors have also enhanced my love for Loyola. They all know you by name and take the time to get to know on a personal level. I have been very lucky to find a professor that has become my mentor and taken me under her wing to help me advance in my career and give me great advice.
The best thing about living in New Orleans is that there is always something to do. Wether it be going out to eat to the many great restaurants around the city, or going to downtown to listen to a brass bland on frenchmen, or a late night activity on campus. Loyola and New Orleans have so much to offer when it comes to keeping people entertained. There is something for everyone to do in this city.
I just finished a summer research experience for undergraduate students at University of Delaware through the Disaster research center. It was pretty competitive seeing as they only pick 10 people that apply from the nation. Loyola helped me have a competitive application through strong recommendation letters from my professors and through my course courses I successfully completed my internship with great success.
My love for Loyola is expressed through all the time that is spent in countless meetings, planning, and execution of events I do for the students on campus. I have been a member of the University Programming Board since my freshmen year and have joined some other organizations along the way. I do so because I enjoying trying to make our campus better and more fun for my peers.