Leigh studied communications and media studies at Quinnipiac University, where she also spent four years as the manager of the men’s basketball team. She then joined the admissions office at Sacred Heart University, eventually rising to the assistant director level. In her final two years at that post, Leigh set—and then broke again—the record for producing the most applications and the most enrolled students to ever come out of her recruiting territory in New Jersey.
Her greatest success, however, is clearly her two superlative awards as voted on by her co-workers: “Most Likely to be in a Great Mood,” and “Most Likely to Get out of a Speeding Ticket.” A two-time field hockey captain back in high school, Leigh will defend her home state of New Jersey vigorously when people make fun of the Garden State. Still, she does admit that the whole “we all love Springsteen” stereotype is absolutely true.
Education & Experience
- Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Sacred Heart University
- Former Manager, Division I Men’s Basketball, Quinnipiac University
Professional Organization Memberships
What are people saying about Collegewise?
Leigh was amazing to work with. Every question we had was always answered lightning fast and always felt so personalized. Leigh truly gets to know your child and makes a long, complicated process seamless while encouraging your student along the way. She stays on top of all deadlines and kept us in the loop always.
Lauren Routh, Parent of Maddy Routh
University of Redlands
I loved Leigh for her sincere, warm attitude. Sitting next to my son in her office, I felt her passion and pride toward her job. My son got into USC, his top choice school, in addition to UC Berkeley and four more UCs with honors. With her help and encouragement these triumphs became real, and we really appreciate her!
Noriko Horii, Parent of Tatsuya Horii
Going into the application process, I was pretty nervous, but once I met with Leigh she made me feel very confident that I would have plenty of options. I always left her office feeling so much better about my situation. I’m so incredibly grateful to have had her help during one of the most stressful times of my life.
Oregon State University
The name Collegewise says it all. In my opinion, Leigh was the reason I was accepted into the UC system! Her genuine passion and interest for her job was awesome! She also provided input on what content needed to be tweaked/added for my supplemental essays to reveal my personality and the potential I had to offer.
UC Santa Cruz
Leigh was a pleasure to work with. She was very thorough in her questions with regard to what my daughter was looking for in a university. They came up with a breadth of schools that met her criteria (and mine). Throughout the process she stayed in good communication with my daughter and made sure all deadlines were met.
Lynne Swanberg, Parent of Ella Swanberg
San Diego State University
I absolutely love Leigh. She made the college application process so much easier, more organized, and less stressful than it would have been. I mean it when I say that I couldn’t have done it without her. She went above and beyond her job as a counselor. She was a mentor, an inspiration, and a friend.