Leo has over 19 years of supporting and advocating for disproportionately impacted student groups. He started working at CSU Long Beach as the TRiO Talent Search Program Assistant before transitioning to CSU Fullerton as the Academic Advisor for their Talent Search program. Taking his knowledge of recruitment and outreach programs, Leo continued his passion of college access programming to Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, where he served in multiple roles for over 12 years. As the Director of Upward Bound from 2007–2011, then Director of Talent Search & Upward Bound between 2011-2019 and finally Senior Program Manager since September 2019. During his tenure at Volunteers of America Leo strengthen the high school to college pipeline in the North Hollywood area with great success, demonstrating a 99% high school graduation and 90% post-secondary enrollment rates of program participants. We are extremely excited to have Leo join the student services team and help the college continue its commitment to college access and completion.