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Nydia Araya

Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Success Coaching


B.S, Loyola University New Orleans; M.Ed, Higher Education Administration, University of New Orleans


  • Academic Advising
  • Student Success Center


Nydia Araya serves as a Coach/ Advisor to support first year students at Loyola. After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans in 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology, Nydia earned her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2019. Previously, Nydia has advised students in leadership development, student involvement, and has coordinated university programming. Nydia also acted as an admission officer and diversity and inclusion coordinator at a local K-12 independent private school. As a woman of color, first generation graduate and New Orleans native, Nydia is passionate about increasing access to higher education for local students. She is committed to promoting success, persistence, and retention among students from diverse backgrounds. 

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