Meet the Staff of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Experience (OUR)
Elizabeth Wimberly-Young, M.F.A
Associate Director, Undergraduate Research
University Hall 1848
Elizabeth Wimberly-Young’s research interests revolve around exploring methods for incorporating high-impact and engaged learning through research in various fields and genres, including humanities and the literary and creative arts. She has been teaching composition, creative writing, literary nonfiction and business writing for over ten years. During her six years at LMU, she’s served as a Lecturer in English and the Core through BCLA and worked as Academic Affairs Associate for the University Core Curriculum, where she managed the challenges and daily functions of the Core and engaged in collaborative, cross-disciplinary work to help coordinate and implement our new Core Curriculum. She’s a co-creator of the Rhetorical Arts Festival, a student supported event where Rhetorical Arts students deliver persuasive speeches on social justice, and a collaborator on several university initiatives, including the task force to bring Phi Beta Kappa to campus. Her work has appeared in various publications, including storySouth, and was a finalist for Creative Nonfiction’s Essays on Animals contest. Elizabeth was the recipient of an Independent Travel Grant for work and research at New Light, a care center for the children of sex workers in Kolkata, India. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Elon University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction from Arizona State University.
Ralph Eurich Patacsil
Public Relations Manager,
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Experience
Ralph Eurich Patacsil is a 4th year Studio Arts-Graphic Design Major at Loyola Marymount University. Outside of designing for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Experience and LMU's award winning Tower Yearbook, he uses art to express what words cannot, whether that is communicating a simple point or telling a story. As a student and developing artist, he continues to experiment with a wide variety of media to create conversations about the things he is passionate about including the dialogue between art and science and his desire to preserve the culture of the Chamorro, the indigenous people of his home island of Guam.