Alumni

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Fr. Julian Okoroanyanwu, MA, MS

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumnus 

Fr. Julian Okoranyanqu is a Roman Catholic Priest in the Diocese of San Bernadino, and a graduate student of the LMU Bioethics Institute. He received his Bachelors in Philosophy and Bachelors in Theology from Seat of Wisdom, a Major Seminary in Owerri, Nigeria affiliated with Urban University in Rome. Click Here.

Cara Crew, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumna

Cara received her B.A. in Television Production with a minor in History from Loyola Marymount University. She is currently the Craves Scholar and helps to maintain the Bioethics Hub website with current news articles and thought-provoking topics. She has the most wonderful black pug in the whole world named Jac.

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Fr. Diego Menniti, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumnus 

Fr. Diego Menniti, a priest of the Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace in Calabria, Italy, was ordained on June 27, 2015. In 2016, he obtained his licentiate in Moral-Social Theology (S. Th. L. M.A. equiv.) from the Istituto Teologico Calabro, where he studied under Prof. Antonio G. Spagnolo. Fr. Menniti was appointed head of the preparatory year at the Pontifical Regional Seminary, "St Pius X" of Catanzaro, for the 2017-2018 academic year. He started post-graduate studies (M.A. in Bioethics) at Loyola Marymount University at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. Click Here.

Robbie Sian, SJ, MD, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute '16 Alumnus

Robbie entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1997 and has served as a Christian Life Education teacher in Manilla, a physician to Montagnard refugees, and a school doctor and pastoral caregiver to handicapped students in Cambodia before graduating magna cum laude in his Theological studies. He is currently teaching bioethics in the Philippines. Read his story here

Nita Milstein, MBA, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute '17 Alumna

Nita Millstein comes to bioethics from a background combining conflict resolution, (in corporations, nonprofit organizations and communities) and leadership consulting for healthcare and other organizations. She received her MBA from Loyola Marymount University and graduated from the Master’s in Bioethics program in May of 2017. Read an interview about Nita's interests in bioethics here

Uma Nicole, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumna

Uma received her B.A. in Mathematics and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She is also a Yoga and Mindfulness instructor, a singer with the LMU Women’s Chorus and Consort Singers, a fellow for LMU’s Center for Student Action, and she is on LMU’s Committee for Criminal and Restorative Justice. 

Astrid Floegel-Shetty, MA 

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumna 

Astrid is a recent UCLA graduate with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Biomedical Research minor.  She is presenting working at the UCLA  Department of Medicine Statistics Core, in the UCLA Bioethics Lab, and is a graduate student at LMU. Astrid is passionately committed to developing the skill sets for a career that lies at the intersection of bioethics, biostatistics, reproductive health, and teaching. Read here

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Jared Howes, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumnus

Hailing from Montana, Jared received a B.A. in theology from Carroll College. While at LMU he has had the pleasure of working as one of the Bioethics Institute's graduate assistants. He was recently invited to join Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit Universities. In his free time he enjoys, hiking, biking, fishing, and playing the Banjo. Upon graduation he will be pursuing an advanced M.S. in bioethics at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he will be researching ethics in dementia care. Click Here.

Shanice Mcleish, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumna

Originally from Jamaica, Shanice immigrated to Canada where she graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University having studied Biology and Psychology. She is a master’s candidate in her first year at the LMU Bioethics Institute. Click Here.

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Fr. Chidi Chileke, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumnus 

Fr. Chidi Chileke is a Roman Catholic Priest in the Diocese of San Bernadino, and a graduate student of the LMU Bioethics Institute. He received his Bachelors in Philosophy and Bachelors in Theology from Seat of Wisdom, a Major Seminary in Owerri, Nigeria affiliated with Urban University in Rome. Click Here.

Andres Elviras, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute '16 Alumnus

Andres Elviras is a 2016 graduate the LMU Bioethics Institute’s Master’s Degree Program. He began his undergraduate studies in physics, and then graduated with a degree in Philosophy, minor in Anthropology. Read about Andres here

Alex Duvoisin, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute '17 Alumnus

Alex Duvoisin earned his Master’s in Bioethics in May 2017.  He is currently attending Loyola Law School. Read an about Alex here

Aliza Grossman, JD, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute '17 Alumna

Aliza Grossman graduated from the Master of Arts in Bioethics program in May 2017. She earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in May of 2016. Read an interview the Aliza here

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Mia Loucks, MA

LMU Bioethics Institute Alumna 

Mia Loucks, a graduate of the LMU Bioethics Institute,  delivered a presentation at the recent American University of Sovereign Nations Bioethics workshop. Entitled, "A Turn Towards the Individual: What Ayurveda Can Offer Bioethics." Ms. Loucks' presentation centers on how Ayurvedic medicine could be corrective  for the loss of meaning experienced within medicine as result of the denigration of lived experience in favor of objective rules and principles. 

You can watch Ms. Loucks' presentation here