Leticia Reyes

Project Manager

Leticia is a Project Manager who is in charge of managing the DESE team. Her job involves guiding high school and post secondary students through the financial aid process. Prior to her project manager role, she was a college affordability advisor for the New York team. Before uAspire Leticia had a background working with low-income families in healthcare and in education. She transitioned into working as a paralegal where she assisted attorneys in criminal, family and immigration law. After this role she shifted into becoming a college advisor working with juniors and seniors at a high school in Brooklyn. In this role, she helped students from the underrepresented communities apply and attend college. Leticia found true joy in helping students pursue higher education. Leticia graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City where she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Human Services.

Why uAspire?

I knew college was my next step but I was uncertain on how to proceed. As a first-generation student I was met with challenges that I had to overcome on my own. College affordability is extremely important to all students, especially those who are a part of the underrepresented communities. Students are often misinformed and unfortunately end up passing on opportunities because they believe they cannot afford college. Among the many reasons I joined uAspire is that I want to help students believe they have a chance to go to college and succeed.