Leticia is the Project Director for Customized Support. Her responsibilities involve delivering projects on college affordability via our flexible advising model. These projects are geared towards high school seniors and/or postsecondary students to help them navigate the financial aid process. 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 sound true joy which was helping students from the underrepresented communities with their post-secondary plans. Leticia graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City where she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Human Services.
I knew college was my next step but I was uncertain on how to proceed as a first-generation student. College affordability is important to all students. While it was challenging to navigate the higher education system, I am glad I managed to overcome the ups and downs. To me, joining uAspire is about helping students believe they can succeed.