Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

Leesa Riviere

Admission Counselor

As an SCU alumna Class of 2013 in Sociology, and proud Bronco, I am excited about the mission of helping students to achieve their goal of education and attending Santa Clara. What drew me to Santa Clara and the area of admissions is the Jesuit commitment to educating the whole person, and I would love to share how the amazing Santa Clara University experience shaped me to provide assistance to students and parents.

Leesa assists freshmen and transfer students from various territories.

1. How do you define a great application?
A student who is dedicated and committed to being educated as a whole person through learning both in and outside of the classroom, strong academically, through personal achievements, and commitment to contributing to the community.
A sense of what genuinely interests and motivates students towards their future goals, who they are, and how they want to contribute locally and globally in their future goals and vocation.
2. What inspires your work?
I believe education is one of the most important opportunities everyone deserves. In addition, the desire to help motivate and assist others to achieve their goals towards an education for their future, to know that the admission process is as much about what students are seeking in their college community/educational experience, and to excite others about what makes SCU such a great place.  
3. What do you do in your spare time?
I love to read, listen to music, watch movies, and really enjoy learning and gaining new knowledge through engaging conversations with others.

4. What is your favorite song?
My favorite song varies and changes overtime, but I really enjoy any song across genres with a great beat!