Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff in the Office of National & International Fellowships

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Cassidy Alvarado, Director of National & International Fellowships
Leavey Hall, Suite I
Tel: 310.338.3792
Fax: 310.338.1841

Cassidy Alvarado’s areas of interest include equity and access in higher education, particularly for the vulnerable transfer student population, postgraduate pathways, and international education. In addition to managing the Office of National & International Fellowships, she is also a Lecturer in the University Honors Program, an active member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA), and annually serves as a first-round evaluator for the Critical Language Scholarship. Prior to LMU, she co-established the National & International Scholarships and Fellowships Program (NISFeP) at California State University, Los Angeles. In this capacity she supported students in pursuing off-campus awards that offered transformative and challenging experiences in the areas of academic and applied research, and global and civic learning. She also managed the Honors thesis process and assisted Honors College students with internships, research opportunities, and graduate admissions. 

Cassidy is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at LMU. She received a M.A. in Humanities, with an emphasis in creative writing, from Mount Saint Mary's University and a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.


Student Assistant

Erame Okojie, Public Relations Coordinator

Erame Okojie is a current sophomore from the San Fernando Valley. As Public Relations Coordinator, he is confident and ready for the tasks he’ll have to handle. In addition to this, he is a member of the Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University Social Justice Committee and LMU’s Black Student Union. Prior to this position, he co-coordinated LMU’s Black Male Achievement group “Praxis”. Erame is currently pursuing a Philosophy degree at LMU.