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First-Year Experience


The staff at FYE is comprised of both full-time university employees and part-time student workers. We work together to bring you comprehensive support and services as you navigate through your first year and beyond.


Bridget Wesley, MA, LCSW

Bridget received her B.A. from Boston College and M.A. from the University of Chicago. She has worked for the Office of First Year Experience at Loyola since 2007. As a graduate of a Jesuit University, Bridget is enthusiastic about infusing all elements of First-Year Experience with a deep sense of Jesuit tradition and values.



Mary King, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Orientation

Mary has been on staff at LUC since 2013, and she's a double alum after earning both her B.S. and M.Ed. at Loyola.  Mary heads up the Orientation program for new and transfer students, and she loves helping them transition to campus as they figure out how to make Loyola their home.


Scott Harris, MA
Associate Director, Academic Enrichment

Scott started in the Office of First-Year Experience in 2012 and has both his B.A. and M.A. from Loyola University Chicago. Scott works with Loyola's transfer student population to help promote their success in a holistic way. He also works with the Pre-College Summer Scholars programs, the Loyola Seminar program, and New Student Convocation. He is always excited to meet new students and work with them to make the most of their Loyola experience.


Martin Finnie
Administrative Coordinator

Martin earned his bachelors in Business Administration-Management from UNC-Charlotte.  He is currently pursuing a Masters in the School of Education at LUC.  Martin joined First Year Experience in the early summer of 2014 but has been at Loyola since July of 2013.  A resident of Rogers Park, he enjoys the community feel that the students and faculty/staff provide the area.  Martin is enjoying his role in the further development of FYE's Transitions group, knowing that a support system for first year Loyola students can be valuable to those in need of upper-classman advice and knowledge.  

Omega Styles, M.B.A, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator

Omega received her B.S. in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University, an M.B.A from DeVry University and an M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. She has worked in the Office of First Year Experience at Loyola since May 2014. Omega enjoys providing academic programs and support for all incoming students.  Omega is committed to implementing programs that are holistic, transformative and engaging. 



Erin Ebbesmeyer

Erin is a senior from German Valley, IL and studying Environmental Science. Over the past three years, she’s been involved as a Program Assistant and Orientation Leader with the orientation program, led service groups with Loyola 4 Chicago, served as Team Leader for Hunger Week, and researched waste water with Loyola’s Biodiesel Lab.

Student Orientation Coordinator

Salina Ramos

Salina is a Junior from Saint Charles, IL and studying Nursing with a minor in Theology. She is the president of the Class of 2016 Nursing Council and was a Program Assistant and Orientation Leader with the orientation program in First-Year Experience. 

Undergraduate Student Assistant, Orientation



Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro is a senior at Loyola and works in the office of First-Year Experience.

"As a member of the Transitions team, I would like to welcome you to Loyola and I want to let you know that the Transitions program is here for anyone that wants the time to talk to an upper classman and ask questions about their experience or just ask for advice from a peer. Whether its mom and dad calling every hour of every day or just homesickness, we are here to help you out and get you on track to a happy and healthy semester."

Major: Criminal Justice & Theology

Minor: Catholic Studies

Organizations: Men’s Club Soccer; Latin American Student Organization; Criminal Justice Organization; Campus Ministry

Past Experiences: Loyola Orientation Leader; College Coach for Loyola’s Summer Scholars Program

Undergraduate Student Assistant 



Nellie Konkel

Hi! I’m Nellie. I am a senior, majoring in Psychology/Pre-med. I am from Melrose Park, Illinois. I’m a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and serve as the assistant social chair. I spent the best summer of my life as an Orientation Leader, and I am currently a student worker in the Office of First-Year Experience! 

Undergraduate Student Assistant

 Kelsey Cheng

Kelsey is a junior from Philadelphia, PA and studying advertising and public relations with minors in Latin American & Latino studies and studio art. Over the past two years, Kelsey has served on student government, competed on the swim club, and went on an Alternative Break Immersion trip. Currently, she sits on the Green Initiative Fund council, leads a Christian Life Community, and is a 360 Retreat leader. She joined First-Year Experience in August of 2014. 

Undergraduate Marketing Assistant




The Office of First Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7381 · Website: www.luc.edu/firstyearexperience

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