Peer Ministry Team




Ana del Rivero

Hey everyone! My name is Ana (Yo-yo) del Rivero, I’m a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Business Administration and minoring in Catholic Studies. I am from Maple Grove, Minnesota however I grew up in Cancun, Mexico. This year I am also a member of the HOLA Board as the Community Engager. I like to travel, paint, exercise and spend time with friends and family. My favorite destination that I’ve traveled to was Thailand because I go to meet my favorite animal, an elephant! I am truly excited to meet all of you and build a community. I also work at Campus Ministry, so if you ever see me around, feel free to say hola!

Lucas Baker - Ana del Rivero

Anna Tagarelli

Hello!  My name is Anna, and I am an international student from southern Italy, currently planning on majoring in Actuarial Science.  I enjoy traveling and spending time outside with my friends, especially playing volleyball or spikeball.  I am happy to be at St. Thomas and I’m excited for what’s to come!


picture - Anna Tagarelli

Olivia Ohnstad

Hi friends, my name is Olivia Ohnstad, and I am from Grantsburg, WI. I am a Junior studying Civil Engineering and minoring in Sustainability primarily because I have an environmental geared mind and want to strive for a stronger integration and consideration of ecosystems into our infrastructure and city designs. Outside of studying, I love competitive sports and board games as well as substantial conversations, movies, reading, dancing…honestly, I am just excited to learn and try new things. Never be afraid to approach me to converse or go do something – even if it’s just to have a study buddy!

Julia Lindell - Olivia Ohnstad

Rommy Romero

Hi everyone! My name is Rommy Romero, I am an upcoming Junior at the University of St. Thomas. I am majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Catholic Studies. I look forward to meeting new people on campus and sharing about the love of Christ with you all!



Zach headshot - Rommy Romero

Ryan Crain

Hello! Name is Ryan Crain, I am originally from Arlington Heights Illinois. I am a senior at St. Thomas, studying Catholic Studies and General Business. When I am not in class, I like to be involved in faith activities, eat good food, hang out with friends, watch Chicago teams and (attempt) to play sports. In addition, I love to talk with anyone about anything. I look forward to meeting you and walking together towards Christ.


J.P. headshot - Ryan Crain

Laila Franklin

Hello beautiful people! It’s your girl, Laila Franklin. 😊

I am majoring in Entrepreneurship with a minor in both Theology for the Common Good and Interreligious Leadership. This will be my second year serving as a Peer Minister and I am so very grateful and honored that I have the privilege to partake in this fruitful, joy-filled ministry!

I LOVE music (basically any genre)!!! I play the viola and participate in the Symphony Orchestra ensemble. I am always looking for some good tunes...so when you see me, I’m all ears for your song recommendations.

I also LOVE sports. Golf and basketball are my forte. Catch me on the course/court and let’s have some fun!

Can’t wait to meet you and blossom in God’s love with ya! Keep shining!!! 😊

Laila Franklin - Laila Franklin

Corina Sandy

Hey y'all! My name is Corina Sandy, and I am a junior studying Digital Media Arts and Biblical Studies. My dream is to be a travel videographer possibly working for a mission organization! I am from Zimmerman, MN and fun fact I am a transfer student from UW-River Falls. I am a big sports and outdoorsy girl. I grew up being involved in volleyball, gymnastics, and track & field. I love to go hiking, rollerblading, biking, etc. I also love to dance for fun! I am so excited and blessed to be a peer minister and to be in such a great community :)

Maria Laundrie - Corina Sandy