Meet the Student Coordinators! 2023 - 2024 Student Coordinators

Zoey Coval

Zoey Coval ’26

I am a sophomore political science major from Bloomington, MN. On campus, I am involved with the choral program, as well as Extending the Link. I am passionate about public policy and current events, with some issue areas being women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ injustices and issues, and the racial inequalities presented in the American education system. A fun fact about me is that I hate ketchup!

Finn Dolezal
Finn Dolezal ’26

My name is Finn Dolezal; I am a sophomore, Johnnie. This will be my first year at the McCarthy Center! I grew up in the Twin Cities. This past year I was a videographer with ETL (Shoutout), an admissions ambassador, and a bartender at the LaPlayette. You might find me enjoying the outdoors, hitting the gym, teaching myself French, or having a great time with friends and family.

Academically, I am an economics major with a math minor. My areas of interest are environmental economics, development economics, and the policy intersection of the two. This fall, I will have the opportunity to attend the United Nations Conference of Parties where I will write a research paper on sustainable "leapfrog" economics in Subsaharan Africa. Outside of class, I love reading history, philosophy, and psychology books. After college, I hope to go to graduate school for economics!

Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson ’25

Hello everyone, my name is Travis and I am from Murrieta California. I am a political science major at SJU. My campus involvement includes being a part of the SJU football team and political science-related activities. Outside of academics, my hobbies are outdoor-related activities as I enjoy nature, I exercise and lift weights, and during my free time I like to hang out with my friends.

Rylie Owen
Rylie Owen ’26

I am a Sophomore at the College of Saint Benedict pursuing a degree in Classical Languages with minors in Anthropology and Art History. This will be my first year working at the McCarthy Center, and I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity. I am also part of the Bonner Leaders program, through which I work for Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity to advocate for and support affordable homeownership. When I'm not studying or working, I enjoy hanging out with friends or spending time with my cat, Sage, who lives on campus with me.

Landon Peterson
Landon Peterson ’24

My name is Landon Peterson and I am a senior from Minneapolis, majoring in Political Science and minoring in both English and Peace Studies. I've been involved with the McCarthy Center since my freshman year, and have served as a Student Coordinator for the past two years. I'm also involved on campus with "The Record," CSB+SJU's student newspaper, and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning. In my free time, I enjoy playing racquetball against Professor Jeff Anderson, throwing a football around with friends, and going to Val's Rapid Serv.

Meghan Weiss
Meghan Weiss '26

I am a sophomore at the College of St. Benedict. I am majoring in Political Science with a minor in music. This is my second year as a student coordinator! I am very excited t for another great year. The center puts on and creates many impressive and informative events that help encourage, inform, and engage CSB+SJU students, alumni, and the public. I am happy to be a part of the wonderful legacy the McCarthy Center upholds. Outside of the McCarthy Center, I am a member of the Jazz Band at CSB. I am also a contracted Bass player with the St. Cloud Symphony and Amadeus Chamber Symphony. I also teach bass to young emerging students.In my free time I enjoy being outside, practicing my instruments, listening to jazz, and doing CrossFit. A fun fact about me is that I was adopted from Guatemala when I was seven months old!

Ilan White
Ilan White ’26

I am a Sophomore at St. John's majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communication. I am excited to join the McCarthy Center as a student coordinator this year. I was first introduced to the McCarthy Center during my freshman year by a past student coordinator Emmett Adam who insisted I apply for a position based on our time working together on the Senate. I am optimistic about my time here at the MCC and I look forward to working alongside my peers for an exciting year ahead!

Outside of the Mccarthy Center, I am a Resident Assistant in St. Boniface Hall. I am also a part of the Saint John's Senate as a Club Auditor and serve on the Activities and Allocations Board as well as the Co-Funding Board, additionally I am also the Jr. Co-Chair for the Archipelago Caribbean Association. During my freshman year I served as First year Representative on the SJS and was a Front Desk Assistant and Student Ambassador in Institutional Advancement.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching documentaries, spending time outside on campus, and keeping in touch with friends/family. A fun fact about me is that I am from The Bahamas.