Shelley Barajas-Leyva

Shelley Barajas-Leyva

Barcelona 301

Phone: (619) 260-4719
Fax: (619) 260-7620

Shelley Barajas-Leyva

TRiO McNair Scholars

MA in Counseling

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, M.A. is a native San Diegan. She has been a proud TRiO Administrator since 2008, and is currently the Director of the USD TRiO McNair Scholars Program -- a program that is dedicated to preparing first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from SDSU and a Master's in Counseling from USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences. In addition to her work with USD McNair, she is a Trainer/Consultant for the National Conflict Resolution Center where she teaches conflict resolution skills to community leaders nationally and internationally, in both English and Spanish. Shelley enjoys salsa dancing, singing karaoke, and spending time with her amazing husband. As a TRiO alumna, Shelley feels honored to be a part of USD's Institute of College Initiatives, and credits a great part of her academic and career success to TRiO.

Contact Information

Institute of College Initiatives & TRiO
Hughes Center 202B
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4686
Fax: (619) 260-7468