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Off-Campus Student Life

Meet Our Staff

Kimberly A. Moore

Assistant Dean of Students

Kimberly has served in multiple roles during her nearly ten years at Loyola University Chicago. Her professional portfolio includes experience in financial aid, student conduct, student activities, and sorority and fraternity life and student government advisement.  In her current role Kimberly serves the off-campus community through advocacy and support.  Additionally, Kimberly is a core member of the Behavioral Concern Team (BCT).  Her interest and passion for student development work stems from a commitment to create opportunities for students to fully engage in campus life, and ultimately thrive during their time at Loyola. Kimberly is ready and willing to be present for students regardless of topic or concern. She welcomes all students to share their ideas, dreams, or concerns in an effort to support and guide them on their once in a lifetime collegiate journey.

Kimberly has a BBA from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education at Cardinal Stritch University.

Kristina Garcia

Coordinator, Off-Campus Student Life 

Kristina is new to Loyola, entering her position as coordinator May 2014. Prior to coming to Loyola, Kristina served as a leadership educator within Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of Student Leadership Development. In her position, she oversaw students’ leadership study and coordinated and led workshops centered on self-awareness, communication styles, and women’s development. Kristina has extensive experience serving first-generation students, and students of color within the Chicagoland area. As the Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Life at Loyola University Chicago, Kristina is responsible for managing programs and resources for Loyola’s commuter and resimuter populations. Kristina’s drive to explore the experiences of college students emanates from her own experience as a commuter student at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Kristina is open to learning more about the experiences of commuter and resimuter students at Loyola in an effort to better serve them through Off-Campus Student Life.

Kristina earned her BA in English Literature from Northeastern Illinois University and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

Commuter Ambassadors

The Commuter Ambassadors Program is a peer-led involvement opportunity designed to assist new commuter students as they acclimate to life at Loyola University Chicago. Commuter Ambassadors are charged with connecting new students to campus resources and involvement opportunities as well as helping to plan and implement programs through the office of Off-Campus Student Life. Through intentional student outreach and community-building programs, the Commuter Ambassadors contribute to the transition, retention, and development of new commuter students.


Kassandra Bernardo, Freshman 

Major/Minor: Social Work Major, Art Minor
Personal Interests: Drawing, painting, playing musical instruments, and volunteering
Organizations/Activities: Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS) Mentee and KAPWA – Filipino Student Organization Member
Fun Fact: “I have a betta fish named ‘Bubba the Blue Betta.’”


Abby Saleem, Senior

Major/Minor: Psychology
Personal Interests: Volunteering and working and working with commuter students
Organizations/Activities: Orientation Leader, Hunger Week Volunteer, Transfer Student Retreat Leader, Saturday of Service Volunteer, and St. Thomas’s Soup Kitchen Volunteer.
Fun Fact: “I like drinking tea!”


Raul Urquiza, Sophomore

Major/Minor: Nursing
Personal Interests: Exploring Chicago and trying cuisines from other cultures
Organizations/Activities: Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS) Mentor, Brothers for Excellence Member, and Latin American Student Association (LASO) Member
Fun Fact: “My favorite warm drink is vanilla chai.”


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