Meet the Team

Meet the Team

  • Seaver students have the support of the Center's professional staff along with our Student Liaisons and campus ‌‌‌partners in other LMU divisions.









     

     

     

  • Herbert Medina, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Student Success
    310.338.2833
    Herbert.Medina@lmu.edu
    Pereira 100
    Philippa Drennan, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
    310.338.2833
    pdrennan@lmu.edu
    Pereira 100
    Sandra Luca, Ph.D.
    Director of Student Engagement
    310.338.2833
    sluca@lmu.edu
    Pereira 100
    Brier Lindsay
    Senior Academic Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies
    310.338.2833
    blindsay@lmu.edu
    Pereira 100 ‌
    NaKesha Mayfield
    Senior Administrative Coordinator
    310.338.2833
    NaKesha.Mayfield@lmu.edu
    Pereira 100
    Darin Witkovic
    Graduate Assistant, Health Professions Advising
    310.338.7704
    prehealth@lmu.edu
    North Hall 103
       
  • Amy Cheng
    MAJOR: Health and Human Sciences

    GRAD YEAR: 2018

    HOMETOWN: Honolulu, HI

    POST GRADUATE PLANS: Graduate school

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Hannon Library (especially study room 216!)

    CAREER GOAL: Physician or Physician Assistant

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Put away your phone and don't go on social media!

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP: Kappa Alpha Theta sorority

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Playing with puppies at the last convo ever!

    Emily Cuzner

    MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering

    GRAD YEAR: 2017

    HOMETOWN: San Jose, CA

    POST GRADUATE PLANS: Work for a company in the field of aerospace, while attending grad school

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Pereira classrooms and the ME/CE lab conference rooms

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Rewriting all of the notes for a class to start, then reworking through example or homework problems starting from the most recent sections and working backwards through the taught sections.

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
    Society of Women Engineers
    Pi Beta Phi
    Burns Recreation Center Frontline Staffer

    RESEARCH OR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE:
    Facilities Engineer Intern at Boston Scientific Inc.
    Mechanical Engineering Intern at Moog CSA Engineering (2 years)

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Study Abroad Germany Fall 2014

    Natalia Dibbern


    MAJOR: Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics

    GRAD YEAR: Spring 2018
     
    HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina

    POST GRADUATE PLANS: Obtain a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics or Civil Engineering

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Life Science Building 

    CAREER GOAL: Applied Mathematics and Sustainable Engineering

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Find patterns in my classes and schedule times for each accordingly. 

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
    Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
    Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
    Marians Service Organization
    Tau Sigma Honor Society

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Going to Seattle for Society of Women Engineers' Regional Conference! 

    Justina Esuola


    MAJOR: Biology, Women's Studies (Minor) 

    GRAD YEAR: Spring 2018

    HOMETOWN: Bowie, MD

    POST GRADUATE PLANS:  Attend Dental School

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: The Library and the beach! 

    CAREER GOAL: Aspiring Dentist 

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Plan out all that needs to be accomplished and follow through while always making time for yourself!

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
    Co-President Lions for Venice Family Clinic
    Academic Chair M.A.P.S.
    Marians Service Organization
    Operation Smiles

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Being elected as President for an organization where members clinically serve the people in the greater Los Angeles area

    Steve Gao

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Grad Year: 2017

    Hometown: Shanghai, China

    Post Graduate Plans: Getting into PhD program

    Favorite Place to Study: CE/ME Lab

    Career Goal: becoming a tenure professor

    Most Effective Study and/or Time Management Strategy: Stay away from cell phone and other social media on your laptop and be fully focused while studying. Let your textbooks be your best friend. Take short power naps when you are not productive. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. Schedule every single day.

    LMU Club and Organization Membership: American Society of Civil Engineers LMU Chapter, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society CA Omicron LMU Chapter, Tau Sigma National Honors Society LMU Chapter

    Best Memory at LMU: Teaming up with classmates to attend Pacific Southwest Conference of American Society of Civil Engineers in Tucson, Arizona in spring 2015
    Sara Gibson


    MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering

    GRAD YEAR: 2017

    HOMETOWN:  Santa Rosa, CA

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: ME/CE Lab

    CAREER GOAL: To incorporate sustainable practices into a mechanical engineering position

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP: 
    Society of Women Engineers
    Esperer Service Organization
    Christian Life Community

    RESEARCH OR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: Eaton Engineering Operations Internship

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Study Abroad in Germany 

    Lucho Manfredi

    MAJOR: Physics & Pure Mathematics Double Degree

    GRAD YEAR: May 2018

    HOMETOWN:  Buenos Aires, Argentina

    POST GRADUATE PLANS:  Pursue a Ph.D in Mathematical Physics with a focus on Alternative Theories of Gravity and Black Holes.

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Study room with bluff view

    CAREER GOAL: Understand how the universe works through the power of thought and get immersed in a life-long journey to make my mind transcend the limits of our constrained reality.

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Be in equilibrium with everything that surrounds you and approach life with positive vibes.

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
    Treasurer ASLMU
    President Society of Physics Students (SPS)
    Academic Community of Excellence (ACE)
    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Attend the national NCUR conference to present my research on Photon Geodesics of a Generalized Uncertainty Principle (GUP) Black Hole

    Kevin Nguyen

    MAJOR: Biology Major & Biochemistry Minor

    GRAD YEAR: 2018

    HOMETOWN: Palos Verdes, California

    POST GRADUATE PLANS: I aspire to attend medical school

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Library Study Rooms and the Life Science Building

    CAREER GOAL: Becoming a Neurologist or Ophthalmologist and/or doing biomedical research with stem cell development or tissue regeneration

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: I find prioritizing small assignments first helps to clear up your list of things to do and allows you to concentrate on larger assignments or studying

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:
    Sursum Corda Service Organization
    Sigma Xi Research Honors Society

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Presenting my research at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in North Carolina (2016)

    Claire Ortega

    MAJOR: Computer Science and Spanish

    GRAD YEAR: 2018

    HOMETOWN:   Sacramento

    POST GRADUATE PLANS:  Work for a tech company in either Silicon Valley or Los Angeles.

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: Lion’s Den

    CAREER GOAL: Become a successful Software Engineer.

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Write everything down even if it seems pointless! 

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP: Alpha Chi Omega member, LMU ACM Member, LMU Student Housing Front Desk Manager

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Taking Saturday morning trips to the Playa Vista farmer’s market with my best friends.

    Xaida Wright

    MAJOR: Biochemistry 

    GRAD YEAR: 2018

    HOMETOWN:  Rancho Cucamonga, California 

    POST GRADUATE PLANS:  Attend medical school and/or Fullbright Scholarship Program

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY: My room or Coffee Bean on a Saturday morning

    CAREER GOAL: To become a neurosurgeon, and to do research to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and Epilepsy

    MOST EFFECTIVE STUDY AND/OR TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Get it done early and set aside time to have fun!

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP: President of MAPS, VFC Member, NRHH Advertisement Chair, Marians Service Organization Member

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Exploring Los Angeles with my best friend Justina Esuola, and doing service for the residents of the greater Los Angeles area

    Cristina Zebeljan

    MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering

    GRAD YEAR: 2018

    HOMETOWN:  Torrance, CA

    FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY:  Pereira

    CAREER GOAL:  Design products or car components that are environmentally friendly

    LMU CLUB AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP: 
    Society of Women Engineers
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Engineers Without Borders
    Delta Zeta Sorority
    LMU Women's Club Soccer

    RESEARCH OR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE:
    PEEC Solar Car Project
    Weber Metals Aluminum 2016/2014 Fatigue Testing

    BEST MEMORY AT LMU (SO FAR): Study abroad: Bonn, Germany Fall 2015

     

  • First Year Experience & Transfer Program
    Jennifer Belichesky-Larson, Director
    310.338.5252
    FYE@lmu.edu
    Von der Ahe 140

    Study Abroad Office
    Adrian Doyle, Interim Director
    310.338.1973
    studyabroad@lmu.edu
    Von der Ahe 130

    Center for Service and Action
    Jessica Viramontes, Program Coordinator
    310.338.2939
    CSA@lmu.edu
    St. Roberts Hall Annex

    Academic Resource Center
    Karen Carmichael, Associate Director
    Shelby Schaefer, University Advisor (Kickstart)
    310.338.7696
    ARC@lmu.edu
    Daum Hall, 2nd floor

    Office of Career and Professional Development
    Nina Cox
    Career and Professional Development Specialist
    310.338.2871
    careers@lmu.edu
    Von der Ahe 135

     

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