The Catholic University of America

Mission

The Office of Campus Activities empowers students to cultivate connections, discover their potential, and create a sense of belonging at Catholic University by providing a supportive and equitable environment through a commitment to holistic growth and experiential learning.

Vision

The vision of the Office of Campus Activities is to be the heart of engagement for students at the Catholic University of America.

Professional Staff

Steve Kreider - Director of Campus Activities

Steve returns to the Office of Campus Activities as the Director after previously serving from 2006-2015 in various roles in OCA. Since leaving OCA, he has been working at Anne Arundel Community College in the Office of Student Engagement working primarily with the student organizations providing leadership training, logistical and event planning support, and financial management. He is excited to return to OCA and CUA to serve as the Director of a great department and looks forward to getting back into the feel of everything CUA. Attending Penn State for his undergraduate degree and The University of Memphis for his graduate degree Steve has a variety of experiences including residence life, student conduct, leadership development, and of course campus activities. Outside of work Steve is very actively involved regionally and nationally with Ultimate Frisbee playing, coaching, and serving as a head referee for DC's professional team. Steve and his wife have 2 puppies who want you to follow them on instagram at @taleswithwalter and @doodlewithlillian.

Jia Wen Zhu - Assistant Director for Student Organizations

In Jia Wen's role as Assistant Director for Student Organizations, she will be working with all Student Organizations, Club Sports, and their finances. Jia Wen has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University.

 

Events & Marketing Team

This team is responsible for planning the large-scale events put on by OCA, as well as marketing all OCA events to the CUA community.

Student Staff

Jamie Marandola

Assistant Student Coordinator
Hometown: Springfield, PA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: History
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, PEERs

 

 

Rachel Stevens

Assistant Student Coordinator
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Media and Communications
Primary Involvement on Campus: Tower Newspaper, Orientation, Campus Ministry Service

 

Natalie Colonna

Graphic Designer
Hometown: Methuen, MA
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Media Studies
Primary Involvement on Campus: Alpha Phi Omega, Cardinal Service Corps, Student Philanthropy Council  

 

Leadership Team

This team is responsible for all of OCA's leadership programs.

Student Staff

Elise LaFleur

Student Coordinator
Hometown: Abbeville, LA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Politics
Primary Involvement on Campus: College Republicans, SGA, Network of Enlightened Women, Orientation

 

 

Kelly Kirchgasser

Assistant Student Coordinator
Hometown: Media, PA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Politics, Pre-Law
Primary Involvement on Campus: PEERs, Residence Life, Cardinal Ambassadors

 

 

Orientation Team

This team is responsible for all aspects of the New Student Orientation program.

Student Staff

PJ Connolly

Student Coordinator
Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Psychology
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Redline A Cappella

 

 

Kaitlin Shanahan

Student Coordinator
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Civil Engineering
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Cardinal Ambassadors, Society of Women Engineers

 

 

Student Organization Services Team

This team is responsible for all student organization finances.

Student Staff

Alex Ramirez

Assistant Student Coordinator
Hometown: Monterey Bay, CA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Social Work
Primary Involvement on Campus: Program Board, Orientation

 

 

Brendan Civitello

Assistant Student Coordinator
Hometown: Middletown, CT
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Politics
Primary Involvement on Campus: German Club, Italian Club

 

Student Organization Management Team

This team provides training and support for all student organizations.

Student Staff

Mary Schmitt

 

 

 

 

 

Maddy Demaret

 

 

Campus Activities Consultant Team

This team is our front line service staff who oversee our front desk and help with various projects throughout the year.

Student Staff

Susie Reiter

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Social Work
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, PEERs

 

 

 

Meg Reilly

Hometown: Yardley, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Marketing
Primary Involvement on Campus: Program Board, Orientation, Choose Cards First

  

Izzy Gholl

Hometown: Calvert County, MD
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Musical Theatre
Primary Involvement on Campus: CenterStage, PEERs, Orientation

 

 

Mike Klein

Hometown: East Northport, NY
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Politics
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, College Republicans

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Yeckley

Hometown: Delran, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Psychological and Brain Sciences
Primary Involvement on Campus: Cardinal Ambassadors, Orientation, Best Buddies, Cardinal Service Corps

 

 

 

Mari Nicole Rosales

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Strategy, Management, and Operations
Primary Involvement on Campus: Cardinal Ambassadors, Cardinal Startups, Orientation, Business School Major Mentor, Student Philanthropy Council, Vita Per Virtutem Society

 

 

Brian O'Malley

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Primary Involvement on Campus: Martial Arts Club, S.T.A.R.

 

 

 

Contact Us

The Office of Campus Activities
202 Pryzbyla Center
Tel.: 202-319-6003
Fax: 202-319-6198
E-mail: cua-activities@cua.edu