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Professional Staff


Sadika Sulaiman Hara
Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Phone: 773.508.3335
E-mail: ssulaimanhara@luc.edu 
Sadika Sulaiman Hara received her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and her B.A. in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Islam from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Sadika’s professional experiences include work in Multicultural Affairs at San Jose State University, Admissions work at Stanford University, as well as many fun years in Residential Life at Mills College, the University of Vermont and UC Santa Barbara.  Her research and presentation work includes understanding the experience and providing support for Muslim Student’s post 9/11, making meaning of the graduate Student of Color experience, and support and retention of first generation college students.  Sulaiman Hara published her piece, Beyond the Rhetoric: “Supporting” Graduate Students of Color in the Vermont Connection Journal in 2005.  Sadika continues to pursue her passion in working with historically underrepresented students, while working to provide educational opportunities for students to develop and expand cultural competency. Sadika and her family are thrilled and honored to be joining the Loyola University Chicago community.  
Miguel Macias
Safe Space Ally Training, Men of Color Initiative and Men's Project 

Phone: 773.508.3929 
E-mail: mmacias2@luc.edu

Miguel is a Program Coordinator working with the men’s initiatives and LGBTQIA programming and outreach for the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA).  Miguel oversees and provides leadership for the Men’s Project, a project that explores masculinity and gender related issues and the redefinition of manhood from the lens of social justice.  Miguel also oversees the Black Men’s Initiative, a retention and leadership program that strives to empower our men of color to excel and grow in their educational experience while developing their leadership skills with the end goal of graduating and preparing them for post graduation. Miguel will also be leading the Safe Space and Ally Development for the Loyola University along with other LGBTQIA programs and initiatives.    Before Joining the SDMA team, Miguel Macias served as a Graduate Assistant with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University.  In his position he worked with LGBTQIA programming and served as a main contact for students who needed institutional or community LGBTQIA resources and mentorship. In his time at Seattle University, Miguel took the Jesuit philosophy of “Cura Personalis” care for the entire person and took it on as his own.  Through his experiences as a first-generation Mexican-American and son of immigrants, Miguel is committed to promoting social justice and dignity for all people through the means of higher education. Miguel Macias graduated with his B.S. in Sociology from Washington State University, and his M.Ed. in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.



Gabriela Ortiz
   Administrative Assistant  
Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Phone: 773.508.3909 
E-mail: gortiz1@luc.edu

Gaby is the Administrative Assistant of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.   She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago.  Gaby has worked with community organizations and theater companies in and out of Chicago to develop and facilitate leadership, community organizing, and arts education programs for youth. She is passionate about theater as a tool for education and empowerment, social justice issues, and media reform. Gaby enjoys working with students and is happy to be a part of the Loyola family.

Joeseph Saucedo
‌   Assistant Director 
Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Phone: 773.508.3895 
E-mail: jsaucedo4@luc.edu

Joe Saucedo is a native of San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of Georgetown University. He earned a degree in marketing and spent several years working in advertising on the East Coast and in San Antonio. Joe had a change of heart about his career path and he chose to pursue work in education. As a first generation college graduate, he credits much of his success to the support and guidance from mentors. Joseph has volunteered as a tutor and mentor to students in K-12 educational programs since graduating from college. He relocated to Los Angeles to become an Upward Bound Academic Coordinator advising students of color on ways to prepare for college admission. Shortly after, Joe pursued graduate coursework in student affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated in 2011 and relocated to Chicago to become the Resident Director of Baumhart Hall at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.

In his new role as Assistant Director of SDMA, Joe coordinates the STARS program. He was a Men of Color Initiative mentor last year and is excited about supporting underrepresented students more intentionally at Loyola. 



Graduate Staff

Devita Bishundat

Graduate Assistant

Contact info coming soon.

Bio coming soon!  
Patrick Fina

Graduate Assistant

Contact info coming soon.

 Bio coming soon!                                                                                                                                            

Undergraduate Staff



Reana Thomas

Undergraduate Assistant

Diversity Council Intern

E-mail: rthomas6@luc.edu

Reana is the Diversity Council intern for SDMA. This is her third year at Loyola as a Biology major and Anthropology minor. She hopes to pursue the career of Medical Anthropology after graduating from Loyola. Reana was a mentee and scholar in the S.T.A.R.S. program through SDMA during her freshman year. The next year, she was able to join the wonderful team at SDMA as an administrative intern. On campus she is the Vice President of Rambler Raag (Loyola's first South-Asian American A Cappella group), a member of the South Asian Student Alliance, a member of the Hindu Students Organization, and has worked with Stop Diabetes. She is also a Loyola representative on the Inter-School Board for the Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium.









Centennial Forum Student Center
1125 Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.3909

Water Tower Campus Student Center
26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6642

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