Meet Our Ambassadors
Please email any of our Graduate Student Ambassadors to ask them questions about graduate student life or to set up a time to chat with them on the phone or in person during their office hours. To schedule a tour of Main Campus or the Ballston location, please call (703) 284-5901.
If you are an admitted or current graduate student and you would like to apply to be a Graduate Student Ambassador (GSA), please submit an application here. To learn more about the responsibilities and benefits of being a GSA, click here.
Olivia Eliasson-Parrott - Training and Marketing
Hi! My name is Olivia Eliasson-Parrott and I am in the Forensic and Legal Psychology program at Marymount. I graduated with a degree in Criminology and Psychology from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA in 2016, but I am originally from Massachusetts. I chose to pursue my Master’s degree at Marymount University because I shared many of the values of the University, I enjoy the small class sizes, the professors are committed to their students and their programs, and it is excellently located. After graduation I hope to work for the government, with a long term goal of working in counterterrorism. I enjoy hiking, reading, baking, traveling and exploring! Contact me via email.
Hi! My name is Christina Lovasz and I am in the Forensic and Legal Psychology Master’s Program. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Christopher Newport University in 2015. I chose Marymount University for my Master’s degree because of how familiar I am with the area, the internship opportunities, and the amazing faculty. My interests lie in working with juveniles as a probation officer but in the future I hope to also receive a counseling degree so I can become a counselor for juveniles within the court system. In the fall I will be working as a substitute teacher in Loudoun County where I grew up. In my free time I love to go to the movies, bake, and play with my dog! Contact me via email
Lily Takahashi - Communications Coordinator
Hello! My name is Lily Takahashi and I am a first year Graduate student in Marymount’s Forensic and Legal Psychology program. I graduated from James Madison University in 2016 with a BS in Psychology. I have a passion for people, the criminal justice system, food and cooking, and for long road trips. I recently took a cross-country road trip and it was everything I could have wanted and more! I could travel for the rest of my life and be happy. I chose Marymount University because the Forensic and Legal Psychology program is a perfect fit for my future career and life aspirations. The graduate programs here are designed to give students all the resources they need to succeed in life and the ideal location to do so. Marymount’s location being so close to D.C. makes it easily accessible for internships, careers and exploring the exciting culture that the nation’s capital has to offer. Contact me via email
Hello! My name is Mary Umstead and I am originally from a small town in southern Virginia. I graduated in 2014 from Davis and Elkins College with a degree in Psychology and minors in Criminology and Business. I am currently in the Forensic and Legal Psychology program with a goal of working in the government. I chose Marymount for its wonderful location, small class sizes, and opportunities it offers. I am an avid runner and a lover of the outdoors and Carolina Panthers football. Contact me via email