The TRIO Team
Monica Curtis serves as Project Director for TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). Monica provides leadership to TRIO staff with the goal of meeting program objectives of retention, good academic standing, and graduation. Prior to joining Loyola, Monica served in a variety of roles in higher education across both academic and student affairs. She provided academic advising and support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the areas of enrollment, financial aid, and TRIO. Monica also has experience in education administration, case management, and program development.
Monica is a New Orleans native and attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School. She graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's in Psychology and received a master's in Counselor Education from The University of New Orleans. Monica's personal experiences as a first-generation college student with limited resources drives her work with students who share similar backgrounds. She strongly believes in incorporating Jesuit ideals and values in the realm of higher education support services. Monica loves New Orleans culture, being in nature, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Monroe Library, 229E504-865-3862
Magen is a graduate of Texas State University where she received a B.F.A. in Theatre: Performance and Production! While there, she worked as a Lead Peer Mentor where she supported the university's freshmen students and led a team of other Peer Mentors. Also while in Texas, Magen founded and ran a student theatre company, where she and a team of fellow undergraduate artists produced works written, produced, and performed by undergraduate theatre students. She is originally from Pensacola, Florida. She is a graduate student for Loyola's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. As a Project Advisor, Magen enjoys working to fulfill TRIO's mission of ensuring our students graduate.
Monroe Library, 229D
Jocelyn serves as Program Specialist for TRIO Student Support Services. She is a South Jersey native who moved to New Orleans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in French. She is currently a graduate student at Loyola earning her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jocelyn is excited to be part of the Wolf Pack. As Program Specialist, she looks forward to supporting and working closely with undergraduate students to fulfill Loyola’s TRIO program mission of enhancing students’ academic skills and improving retention and graduation rates.