Ashley De Leon

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership

About Me

I was born and raised a Seattleite. I completed my undergraduate career at Seattle University graduated a degree in communication in June 2011. I spent the two years after graduation working in the PR/Marketing field, but knew Higher Ed was where I wanted to be in the long run.

What do you hope to do with your degree?

I hope to work on a college campus with students in the hopes of making an impact on their development in those four years.

How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?

I knew I wanted to go to a smaller university and I also knew that I wanted the option to go abroad, as I never was able to do that during my undergrad. When I was researching schools, SOLES immediately popped up. I knew it was the place I wanted to be.

Tell us about any graduate assistantships you have done through SOLES.

I am currently part of the SASC collaborative as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sustainability. It’s this position where I am advising the students of Be Blue Go Green, as well as supporting with the marketing and social media efforts of the office.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I would love to continue working as a Student Affairs professional in a university setting.