MEET THE STAFF
Jennifer Belichesky-Larson | Interim Director of Student Engagement Retention and Transition
Jennifer Belichesky-Larson received her BA in English Literature from California State University at Northridge (2000), a Master’s from LMU in English Literature and Rhetoric (2003), a second Master’s in Higher Education and Organizational Change from University of California at Los Angeles, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D from LMU. Jennifer started working at Loyola Marymount in the Fall of 2002 as a Teaching Fellow before transitioning to an Adjunct English Professor, then Director of the First Year Experience, and now as the Interim Director of Student Engagement Retention and Transition (SERT). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and dreams of becoming the world’s next Scrabble champion!
Jennifer Ellspermann | Coordinator of Veteran Programs
Jennifer Ellspermann is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University (Class of 2009) and has a degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California in 2011. She worked in the office of First Year Experience as a Coordinator during her undergraduate years prior to becoming the Office Manager. She is currently the Coordinator for Veteran Programs and the Interim Engagement & Assessment Coordinator for First Year Experience. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting, baking, reading, and watching movies with friends and family.
Michael Himes | Veteran Programs Assistant
Michael Himes was born in Chatsworth, CA and attended Monroe High School in Van Nuys. At age 19 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as an 0311 Infantry Rifleman. He currently serves as the platoon Radio Operator and received a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal for merit while fulfilling his duties during Operation Dawn Blitz, a coalition training exercise at Camp Pendleton. Michael transferred to Loyola Marymount from Moorpark College and is currently a junior pursuing a Political Science degree. In addition to serving the university's veterans, Michael also competes on LMU's world ranked debate team. Michael's own experience as a student veteran inspires him to continue fighting for fellow veterans.