The Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Schoalrship Program Assistants are current Loyola undergraduates who help guide fellow students in accessing the resources of the CELTS' academic internship, learning portfolio, service-learning, and community partnership programs. Our undergraduate program assistants support various components of experiential learning, and share their personal experiences within experiential learning - from bioinformatics research, to internships in refugee resettlement, to documenting studying in Chile! Meet the 2023-2024 Program Assistants below!


Name: Frannie Dreher

Title: Digital Media and Graphic Design Program Assistant

Hometown: La Grange, Illinois

Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science

On joining the CELTS team: I'm excited to work with the CELTS team and build my personal skills and relationships with the people I get to work with.

Fun Fact: I came face to face with a herd of bison when I was in South Dakota.


Name: Kayla Carizey

Title: Social Media & General Program Assistant


Major(s)/Minor(s): Elementary Education Major, Reading Minor

On joining the CELTS team

Fun Fact: I can cut onions without crying.


Name: AJ Vargas

Title: Graphic Design & General Program Assistant


Major(s)/Minor(s): Advertising Creative Major, English Minor

On joining the CELTS team

Fun Fact: I know how to make balloon animals.


Our Recent Graduate

Name: DeeDee Cipek

Title: Writing and Communications Program Assistant

Hometown: Mount Prospect, Illinois

Major(s)/Minor(s): Secondary Education Major with a focus in History and Religious Studies Minor

On joining the CELTS team: I’m looking forward to growing my skills and working together with the CELTS team! 

Fun Fact: The best form of self care is a good nap on a rainy day