Meet Verónica!

veronical@collegewise.com

Meet Verónica!

veronical@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Verónica Leyva, College Counselor

As a regional admissions counselor in Southern California, Verónica spent 6 years helping students learn about going to college out-of-state. In 2018, she traded in her flip flops for hiking boots and moved to Seattle. Verónica served as Associate Director of College Counseling at a local independent school before joining Collegewise. During that time, she provided individualized guidance on each part of the application process – from college lists to enrollment – for domestic and international students. She maintains strong relationships with college counselors and admissions officers, helping to connect students and families with the resources they need.

Verónica speaks “teenager” fluently, recognizing that each student has a unique set of priorities. She likes to ask targeted questions to get applicants thinking about why it’s so important to have small classes, sports, or arboretums their best-fit college. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Family and Human Development, Verónica sees the college admission process as an important rite of passage for families to enjoy and not stress (too much) about.

Verónica has a gift for empowering her students to follow their curiosity, set big goals, fail, and persist with projects that fuel their passions. When she’s not in the office, you’ll likely find Verónica in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, tending to her many thriving plants, or playing fetch with her dog.

Education & Experience

Former Associate Director of College Counseling, The Northwest School

Former Regional Representative, University of Missouri

Former Regional Recruiter, University of Arizona

M.S. Human Development, Arizona State University

B.S. Human Development, University of Arizona

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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