Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Professional Staff

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Seán Bray Assistant Vice President for Mission

Director: Coordinates, supports, and supervises the Campus Ministry Team.  Duties include staff meetings, supervision of professional staff members, meetings with Mission Committee, oversight of budget and annual staff evaluations.

Seán Bray serves as the Director of Campus Ministry. He was born and raised in the Seattle area. He is a product of Catholic education and a certified Lay Ecclesial Minister. He holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University. Seán has served as an elementary & middle school teacher in the Archdiocese of Seattle, youth minister, a Co-Director of Outdoor Ministries, a Campus Minister for Retreats, and Social Justice Minister at Seattle University. He believes deeply in the transformative nature of Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality. Seán is passionate about creating inclusive space for dialogue, accompanying people in discernment, nurturing relationship between communities, building teams, and helping people to explore their relationships with God, others, and themselves.  He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, biking, skiing, hiking, and camping. He is married to Shannon and they have three children, Larkin, Liam and Fíona.

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Emily Kane Associate Director

Emily is thrilled to be returning to the Loyola Maryland community as Assistant Director for Social Justice Ministry. Emily graduated from Loyola in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies. As a student, Emily discovered the Jesuits for the first time, which ignited her passion for Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. After graduation, she served as a year-long volunteer with Rostro de Cristo in Durán, Ecuador, where she worked at a care facility for people with Hansen’s disease (formerly known as leprosy), and at an after-school program for neighborhood youth. Emily also spent a year at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia as a Campus Ministry Associate, working with social justice initiatives (and dealing with “Pope-mania”). Most recently, she completed her Master’s in Social Justice through the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where she also served as a graduate assistant in Campus Ministry. Emily enjoys traveling to new places, practicing her Spanish, doing yoga, and quoting The Office and Parks and Rec whenever possible.

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Laura McCormack Associate Director for Liturgy and Music

Associate Director: Oversees daily and weekly liturgies, major University liturgies and Evensong. Directs the Chapel Choir, leads Chapel Choir retreat, supervises Wedding Coordinator, and directs Lessons & Carols.

Laura is thrilled to return to Loyola Maryland as the Associate Director for Liturgy and Music. A lifelong liturgical and music minister, Laura has ten years of formation and work in the Jesuit educational tradition and is deeply inspired by Ignatian spirituality. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University and a Master of Divinity from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Most recently, Laura served as the Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola Blakefield, a Jesuit school for boys in grades 6-12 in Towson, MD. Laura has also served as a high school English teacher with Teach for America, a retreat director and liturgy graduate assistant with Boston College, and a cantor, accompanist, and sacristan for a variety of parishes. In her free time, Laura enjoys sharing meals with family and friends, listening to podcasts, visiting National Parks (her goal is to go to all of them!), and figure skating. 

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Valentin Mudiay Program Assistant

Valentin Mudiay serves as the Program Assistant in Campus Ministry. He was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Baltimore within the Catholic Church. His connection to the Jesuits deepened during his time at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. This Jesuit education continued through the first half of his undergraduate experience at Loyola University of Maryland. Through various leadership roles across Loyola’s campus, he grew a deep appreciation for the impact that Campus Ministry has both within and beyond Loyola. Valentin went on to complete his B.S in Information Systems at Towson University. Throughout undergrad, he enjoyed experiences centered on social justice and community engagement through Towson University’s Freedom School, Loyola’s Campus Ministry, and programs for mentoring and tutoring high school and college students. Valentin’s background is in Information Systems and Technology, with experiences as project manager on projects for nonprofit client organizations like Pathfinders for Autism, two years as an IT technician with Client Support, and four years as an intern at Legg Mason, an investment management firm that is now Franklin Templeton. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. He spends his time diving into programming to develop software solutions, with his current passion being in creating web-based applications. He enjoys connecting with people and having a positive impact on his community, so he is excited to provide support for our Campus Ministry team.

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Saima Sitwat Assistant Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministry

Saima is thrilled to fulfill her lifelong passion of building bridges across religions and cultures, in the role of Assistant Director for Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministry. A native of Karachi, Pakistan, Saima has recently moved to Baltimore from Pittsburgh. Saima holds an M.A. in English Linguistics from University of Karachi, Pakistan, Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) and Global Studies Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXXV. In addition to various interfaith boards and leadership positions, Saima has served as the first and only woman president of the Muslim Association of Pittsburgh (MAP).

Most recently, Saima has worked as an independent writer and educator. She writes and facilitates conversations on race, religion and identity politics. Her memoir American Muslim: An Immigrant’s Journey, has been shortlisted for William Saroyan Prize International Prize for Writing at Stanford University Libraries and received an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival.

In her free time, Saima enjoys reading, watching period drama and exploring the world of American teen-hood with her two daughters Sabina (17) and Alina (13).

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Mark Dushel Assistant Director for Faith Formation

Mark is thrilled to be joining the Loyola Maryland community as Assistant Director for Faith Formation. Mark graduated from Providence College in 2014 with a B.A. in Philosophy with a Business Studies Minor. Mark earned his Master’s in Theology and Ministry from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2017. At BC, Mark first encountered Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality. The connections he made at BC led him to working in Campus Ministry at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, the Jesuit High School in Philadelphia. At “the Prep” Mark oversaw the retreat program including Kairos, Liturgy, coached Track and Field, and supervised the Ignatian Service Program. In 2022 Mark entered the Society of Jesus as a novice. Although he did not feel called to take vows as a Jesuit, Mark deepened his love of the Jesuit Charism and was inspired to continue to work in Jesuit Education and Ministry. Mark enjoys cooking, sailing, bar trivia at breweries, and watching as much college basketball as possible.

Justin Doo Liturgy Graduate Assistant

Justin is excited to be returning to Loyola's Campus Ministry office as the Graduate Assistant for Liturgy. He graduated from Loyola in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology. During those years, he served the Loyola community as a Sacristan Intern in Campus Ministry, a member of the Asian Cultural Alliance, the Psychology Club Mentor/Mentee Program coordinator, and more. After graduating, he returned home to Massachusetts where he worked as a Clinical Research Assistant and Therapeutic Mentor in the Greater Boston Area. He returns to Loyola to pursue his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Justin is looking forward to supporting Liturgical programs at Loyola, meeting and learning from others, and engaging in conversation with any and every member of the Loyola community. In his (limited) free time, Justin enjoys podcasting, enjoying the outdoors, riding his bike, and cheering on the Boston Bruins.

Jennifer Holland Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministry Graduate Assistant

Jen is delighted to serve as the Ecumenical and Interfaith Graduate Assistant. A graduate of Towson University with her B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, Jen chose to continue her education at Loyola in the Clinical Professional Counseling Master's Program. She one day hopes to work with young adults and adults experiencing anxiety and mood disorders. Jen looks forward to meeting and connecting with students and staff from all backgrounds and creating strong relationships. She hopes to provide support to Loyola’s ever-evolving community and contribute to the creation of a safe, accepting, and welcoming environment. Some of her many hobbies include bullet journaling, horticulture, reading, watching horror movies, and cat-sitting.

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Yulianna Otero Asmar Outreach & Communication Graduate Assistant

Yulianna is excited to serve as the Outreach & Communications Graduate Assistant. Originally from Dorado, Puerto Rico, Yulianna completed her BA in Women's and Gender Studies and Human Rights Studies (2021) at the University of Dayton in Ohio. As an undergraduate student, Yulianna served the university community as a Resident Assistant, Women’s Center intern, representative on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and more. Yulianna first discovered the Jesuit’s social justice and liberation efforts during a trip to El Salvador, which ignited her passion to intertwine her faith with her advocacy efforts. After working in the nonprofit sector in Puerto Rico for a year, Yulianna is excited to pursue a Master's in Theological Studies at Loyola. She is looking forward to learning from the Loyola community as well as reaching and supporting students within a just, inclusive, and loving environment. In her free time, Yulianna enjoys crocheting, reading fantasy novels, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and two cats.

Myah-Floyd
Myah Floyd Events Outreach Graduate Assistant

Myah Floyd serves as the graduate assistant of Campus Ministry. She was born and raised in Columbia, Maryland. She received her BA in psychology at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her MPS in clinical psychology at The University of Maryland, College Park. She is excited to pursue her Doctorate at Loyola University in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D program, and is looking forward to working in Campus Ministry. She is passionate about helping and supporting others to become their best selves and has experience working with students in various ministry positions. She is looking forward to using her experiences to connect with students and help support the interfaith community on the Loyola campus. In her free time, Myah enjoys traveling with her husband Josh, spending time with family and friends, painting, exploring the outdoors, and binge-watching The Office.