Shelley Barajas-Leyva

Barcelona 301

Phone: (619) 260-7555
Fax: (619) 260-7620

Shelley Barajas-Leyva

TRiO Upward Bound

MA in Counseling

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, M.A. is a native San Diegan. She has been a proud TRiO Administrator since 2008, and currently serves as the Director of  USD TRiO Upward Bound program. TRiO Upward Bound is a grant-funded educational opportunity program that helps low-income, first generation high school students from Kearny High School achieve their dreams of going on to college. 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

McNair Scholars
Barcelona 301
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7580
Fax: (619) 260-7620

Office Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.