Meet the Staff

Natalie Aguilar, Learning Specialist & Program Head

Hometown: North Hollywood, Ca

Education: B.A. in Psychology from UCLA, M.Ed. in Education Counseling from USC, and Ph.D. student at UCLA

Fun Fact: My favorite book genre is Scandinavian Detective Fiction

What do you love about working with students?: My favorite thing is being able to hear a student's story and help them uncover their amazing value so we can work together in accomplishing their goals.

I am passionate about helping students acquire and develop the necessary skills and strategies to be successful in achieving their academic and personal goals. By working with students to help them identify their preferred learning style, together we create the next steps towards maximizing student success.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing ultimate frisbee, and getting together with my closest friends. I also like to attend art shows in Los Angeles, and supporting local musicians at various venues and coffee shops.


Angela Winzey, Graduate Assistant

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

LMU Education: Guidance Counseling Master’s Program

Fun Fact: I have a dog named Captain

What do you love about working with students?: I love being able to help someone see how great they are and how much potential they have

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Samantha Adelman, Graduate Assistant

Hometown: Calabasas, CA

LMU Education: Higher Education Administration Master’s Program

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in London for three months

What do you love about working with students?: I love helping students overcome their obstacles and achieve thier goals. I help students gain confidence and work at their full potential.


Yasmine Ogul, Graduate Assistant

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

LMU Education: Master's Program in Guidance and Counseling

Fun Fact: I enjoy doing DIY projects

What do you love about working with students?: I love being able to be a support system for students because not all students recieeve the support they need.



Gary Karen Shamoyan, Graduate Assistant

Hometown: North Hollywood, Ca

Education: B.A., Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a minor in Educational Studies. Currently in the M.Ed. program for Higher Education Administration at Loyola Marymount University.

Fun Fact: I have the same birthday as Harry Potter.

What do you love about working with students?: I love helping student with the same challenges I faced as a first generation college student during my undergraduate studies.  I had a very difficult time acclimating to college and had to learn to navigate through those challenges on my own.  Now, I have an opportunity to help students overcome those challenges that I faced myself.