The People of OMSA
Ana Vázquez | Director
Ana is a lifelong native of Chicago, Illinois. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education, a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel and a B.S. in Psychology, all from Loyola University Chicago.
Immediately prior to joining the University of Chicago community, she served as the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at DePaul University. Prior to her position at DePaul, Ana was the Director of Talent Search (a Trio Program) for Aspira Inc. of Chicago and Assistant Director of Student Life at Loyola University Chicago.
Ronnie Rios | Senior Associate Director
Ronnie comes to us from a local community-based organization where she served as Director of a leadership initiative for professionals. Prior to that, she served as a Director within the Multicultural Student Affairs Office at Northwestern University for three years. She holds a bachelors degree in Sociology and International Studies from Northwestern University and earned a Masters in Communication from the same.
Her expertise includes advising student groups, budget management, program development, and creating assessment tools and learning objectives. Ronnie served as a resource and committee leader to many student and alumni initiatives including: Northwestern Alumni Association Selection Committee, Minority Male Leadership Conference Committee Advisor, LGBT Resource Center Ally Network, Black History Month Committee, Greek Leadership Retreat, and leadership and staff development committees.
Bernard Little | Associate Director
Emy Cardoza | Assistant Director
Linda Luk | Assistant Director
Linda grew up in North-side Chicago. She earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in Communication from the Northern Illinois University.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, she served as the program coordinator at the Asian American Cultural Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, she advised student organizations and coordinated cultural and educational programs. Linda's work experience includes facility management and development, marketing and communication.
OMSA Student Assistants
- Lakshmi Ramgopal
- Ariel Ruiz