Lori Butchko

230 Debartolo Performing Arts Center

I am a “townie” and started working at Notre Dame as a co-op student. I have worked for the Registrar’s Office, Sociology, Anthropology, and The Journal for Decision Sciences in Mendoza. While working I attended Indiana University South Bend and graduated with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. To continue my education I moved to Massachusetts where I earned a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After obtaining my Masters’ degree, I was employed at Purdue University and have now come full circle by returning to Notre Dame to work in the Department of Film, Television, & Theatre.

In my free time, I enjoy watching bad reality shows like the Bachelor/Bachelorette and Married at First Sight, spending time with my two Golden Retrievers and two cats, gardening, painting things, scrapbooking, shopping, going to Water in Motion classes, walking, and traveling with my husband or friends. Hosting foreign high school exchange students is also something I enjoy. For the past 16 years’ my husband and I have hosted 18 high school international exchange students through AFS-USA Intercultural Exchange Programs and I also serve as a Volunteer. We feel blessed to have host daughters and sons from 12 countries. Hosting has provided the opportunity for us to learn about ourselves and other countries and cultures. It is a wonderful adventure!