The Department of Programming

Meet the Directors

Please contact us if you have any questions about events, meeting times or joining ((dop))!

Leslie Watland  
About Leslie
Hello, I'm Leslie Watland, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Greek Affairs, and the staff Advisor for LUC's ((dop)) student organization. This is my third year within SAGA and my fourth year advising ((dop)) and I look forward to working with our smart and creative student organizations and planning events for the vibrant and diverse LUC community. Interested in joining ((dop)) or another SAGA sponsored student organization? Reach out! I'm at, ext 88601, or Room 131 at Damen Student Center.

Paola Carrera  
About Paola
I earned my B.A. in both Sociology and Spanish from Loyola University Chicago and have returned to begin the Masters in Higher Education program at LUC- Go Ramblers! This is my first year as the Graduate Assistant for the Department of Programming ((DOP))

Sarah E Kovathana - Executive Director 
About Sarah
Hi There!
I'm Sarah Kovathana (pronounced koh-vah-tuhn-uh). I'm a Senior majoring in Psychology and Advertising & Public Relations. I am the Chief Communications Officer for SGLC, Executive Director for the Department of Programming ((dop)), and Campus Liaison for Colleges Against Cancer. In the past I have been a Resident Assistant in Mertz and Simpson Hall respectfully. I also spent this past summer as an Orientation Leader!

Ryan A Sevilla - Concerts Director 
About Ryan
Hi there, I'm Ryan, and I will be the Concerts Director for the 2016-2017 school year. I'm a Computer Science major and a musician and have been playing music for 10+ years. I've been in multiple bands and I love all kinds of genres. We're looking to have a good year concerts wise for LUC with more engaging open mics and hopefully more opportunities to come out to a show and interact with some of your fellow LUC students! Make sure you follow the (( dop )) Facebook and Twitter for all updates on future concerts. I'm also big horror movie and TV show fan (my favorite as of late has been Stranger Things) and I love all things Nintendo.

Emily B Devane - MainStage Director 
About Emily
Hi, I am Emily Devane, the Mainstage Director for ((dop)). I'm a senior Communications and International Studies major from Quincy MA. After a semester abroad in Spain, I am excited to be back in Chicago. I love all things comedy and watch way too many TED talks, so getting to bring comedians and speakers to campus is a dream. Please contact me if you are interested in speakers and comedians, we would love to have as many people's input as possible.

Lauren E Black - Marketing Director 
About Lauren
Hello! My name is Lauren Black and this year I'm ((dop))'s marketing director. I'm a senior advertising/PR major with minors in marketing and psychology. I'm incredibly excited to be spending my last year of school with ((dop))! I'm from one of the south suburbs of Chicago and am obsessed with puppies. I also love Netflix, sewing and crafting. Last year I became a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma Zeta Tau. Can't wait to get to know everyone new this year!

Michael J Arnold - Films Director 
About Michael
I'm Michael Arnold, a Junior majoring in Physics and Engineering with minors in Business Administration, Computer Science and Mathematics. I am the Films Director for the Department of Programming ((dop)), the VP of Programming for Beta Theta Pi, a Peer Mentor for FYRE, and Secretary of the LUC Chess Club. In the past I have been the Hall Council President and External Affairs Coordinator in Mertz and Regis Hall, respectively, and started two years on the LUC Club Football team. I spent a summer on campus doing research in the chemistry department worked on sustainable energy in the physics department. I have also coached youth football for six years, and spent four summers as a Group Leader for VBS.

Stephanie J Eberle - Special Events Director 
About Stephanie
Hey all!

I am Stephanie, a senior, majoring in Film and Digital Media. I am back for my second year as the Special Events Director for ((dop))! Previously, I was Films Director for ((dop)). I am really looking forward to all of this year's events, and I am always looking for help planning!

If you want to know anything about ((dop)), please feel free to email me at or just say hi if you see me around campus. I'm always happy to talk!

Natalia E Delgado - Collaborations Director 
About Natalia
Hi, I am Natalia Delgado. I am a Junior studying Human Resources Management. I enjoy meeting new people and working with people to put on events. I look forward to working with different LUC organizations to give more Loyola students opportunities to have amazing memories at LUC. I am excited for this upcoming year! If you want to collaborate with ((dop)) feel free to let me know! We would be more than excited to work with you.

Leo B Shimanovich - Membership Director 
About Leo
Major: Biochemistry & Psychology
Academics: Honors Society, Presidential Scholarship, Dean's List
Extracurricular: Inter-Fraternity Councel Delegate for Delta Sigma Phi, Concerts Director for ((dop)), Vice President of Advocate, Co-facilitator of Spectrum Student Support Group, Member of Enactus Grow-Local Team, Swim Instructor for Halas Pool, & Desk Receptionist for Loyola University Chicago.
Volunteering: Northwestern Community Hospital
Future Plans: Medical School and hopefully clinical research into HIV/AIDS.


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