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Meet the Graduate Business Team

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Catherine Liu

Director, Graduate Cohort Programs

Hometown: Metro Manila, Philippines

Catherine has over a decade of experience in higher education, bringing a background of counseling psychology and career development to the Graduate Cohort Programs. She is a proud alumna of Jesuit education having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University, and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Catherine’s work focuses on creating spaces and cultivating cultures where students can thrive and grow into leaders who will make a positive impact wherever they go.

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Patricia Tarrant

Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD 
Favorite Quote: “Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, take another shot” -Ziad Abdelnour

Trish received her undergraduate BBA in Marketing and MBA degree specializing in Information Systems from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to joining Loyola, Trish worked for MEDEX Global Group for over ten years in marketing and account management roles. Trish has worked at Loyola since 2011 in various roles within Sellinger.  In her most recent role, she was the Program Director for Graduate Evening Programs.  Trish is currently the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and oversees all aspects of the the PMBA, the ELMBA and MAcc programs.

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John Desimone

Assistant Director of Recruitment

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 
Favorite Quote: “What we dream of is already present in the world.” – Rebecca Solnit

John returns to Loyola University Maryland after two successful stints as a student and nearly a decade of experience in financial services and consulting. John is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders MBA program at Loyola and works to pay forward the invaluable opportunities gained from an exceptional education.

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