Recent masters graduate Leslie Jimenez chosen for national leadership academy

Leslie Jimenez ('13 M.Ed.) knows that an education changes lives. She completed her master's degree in higher education this summer and was chosen to share her story of being a first-generation college graduate in the national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. Jimenez will spend one year attending the leadership academy, a National Council for Community and Education Partnerships program. She will then return to her home state of California to speak to low-income students as a GEAR UP education advocate. She aspires to be a university professor.