The Loyola Experience
“Put yourself out there”
Kelly Ravenscraft, International Studies and Sociology
“The more that you put into your time here at Loyola, the more you’re going to get out in abundance,” said Kelly Ravenscraft. “Loyola has so many resources and so many amazing people. The more you push outside of that comfort zone, the more that you’re going to reap the benefits. Get involved in everything—sometimes you just have to put yourself out there in order to have an opportunity come about.”
And Ravenscraft knows a thing or two about putting herself out there. During her years at Loyola, you could often find her engaged in discussions about faith and justice in the Damen Student Center, or leading a ropes course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, Illinois. She also challenged herself to try coffee shops in every neighborhood in Chicago, visiting 50 different spots in an effort to get to know the character of the city.
Next up for her: graduate school at Chicago Theological Seminary, with an eyes toward working at nonprofits and also combining her passions for adventure and ministry.