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.
Lee Adams | Veteran Programs Assistant
Lee Adams transferred from Fullerton Jr. College in the fall of 2013 in order to pursue a History degree at LMU. After spending five years in the Marine Corps, he and his family successfully (though not easily) transitioned back into civilian society. He has dedicated his time and efforts to his education, his family, and providing support for his fellow veterans. He is currently the president of the Student Veterans Organization and assisting his wife in other non-profit charity work. He strives for a future career working with veterans suffering from combat trauma, post-tramatic stress, and moral injury.