Meet Your Advisor
Title/s: Graduate Assistant
Brian is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, earning a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. While attending UC Irvine, Brian was highly involved in research with marine animals including sharks and jellyfish, highlighted with a semester abroad in Queensland, Australia and presenting at an international biology conference. Also while in Irvine, Brian found a passion working with students as an orientation leader and peer advisor. The desire to empower students to find their own passion has encouraged him to become an advisor and to enroll in the Higher Education Masters program here at Loyola. Outside of advising, Brian enjoys exploring the city and spending time back in nature on bike rides, hikes, and scuba dives.
<pstyle="text-align: center;">"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
First Year Memory:
I remember walking to my first biology lecture with other 450 other students, being absolutely terrified of what I was getting myself into, and too shy to talk to those around me. I ended up choosing to sit in the last row in the very furthest corner of the room away from the lecturer. Over the course of the year, I learned that faculty aren't as scary as I thought and actually love to talk about their subject. Also, I discovered how it is actually quite exciting to get involved in activities outside of classes and to meet people. Needless to say, my interaction with faculty led to the strong research that I did and the extracurricular activities I participated in are what made my undergraduate career so special.
B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine