Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

Luis Lecanda

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Luis Lecanda and I look forward to working with you! I joined the Santa Clara University admission team so that I can pursue my passion for helping individuals achieve their educational goals. When I'm not on campus, I love to read, hike the beautiful trails of Santa Cruz Mountains, backpack around the globe, eat good food, take on challenging DIY engineering projects, and improve my table tennis game.

Luis helps freshmen, transfer, and international students from the following territories by States: Nevada. CA Counties: Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Tulare

1. How do you define a great application?
A great application is defined by the genuine nature of the essay. Choose a topic that you have a good understanding of; personal experiences and anecdotes provide you a communication medium that captivates the reader through emotion, humor, or suspense of that experience.

2. What inspires your work?
I'm inspired by the many students I meet across the country; and the feedback I receive from prospective students and families after they discover Santa Clara University .

3. What do you do in your spare time?
I've been fortunate to travel throughout various parts of the world while experiencing and enjoying its diverse foods, culture, and languages. I have found that one of the best ways for me to experience, firsthand, the diversity of the world is via the backpacking travel style. Many delightful adventures, misadventures, experiences, and stories have come about when walking through the dirt roads, cobblestone roads, and pathways of the globe.

4. What is your favorite song?
I enjoy music and have my favorite genres to listen to depending on my activity. Take traveling for example, I make sure to queue up the "Gladiator" film score by Hans Zimmer on my playlist. It has a great balance of serene decrescendos and energetic tempos, to help me wait patiently in long airport security lines and then power through the crowds for an on-time departure.