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.
Joe Garland | Veteran Programs Assistant
Joe Garland transferred to LMU in the fall of 2013 as one of the newest SVO members. Joe left for Recruit Training in July of 2011 and currently serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserves with Marine Wing Support Squadron-473 as an Air Rescue Fire Fighter. Joe is a third generation Marine and plans to obtain his commission as a United States Marine Corps officer after college.
Nojin Ian Park | Veteran Programs Assistant
Nojin Ian Park transferred to LMU in the spring of 2012 to study Business Management. He joined the United States Air Force immediately after high school. While in the military, Ian met some great mentors who pushed him to pursue a higher education. While going to school, Ian realized that he wanted to graduate from a university close to home. He chose to attend LMU because of its Jesuit background and location. He felt that the school would be the right fit for him. LMU's holistic education has been a life changing experience.
David Rodriguez | Veteran Programs Assistant
David Rodriguez transferred to LMU in the spring of 2013 from Cerritos College with an AA in Natural Science. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, David served two combat deployments to Iraq. He recently served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. David is a senior Theology Major and is deeply involved in his community. David is currently married and has 3 children. He also teaches catechism at St. John's of God.