Admissions Office
Veronica Leitao '21

Veronica Leitao '21

Job Title
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Grant Hall

Looking back at my Senior year of high school, I remembered feeling nervous about the college admissions process. I knew my decision would be important because it was where I would spend the next four years of my life. During a weekend of college visits in 2016, I came to Union for the first time. The second I arrived on campus I knew this was exactly where I needed to be.

I chose Union for its beautiful campus, collaborative and supportive community, and opportunities within and beyond the classroom. During my four years at Union, I can say I fell more in love with the college. Everyone was friendly, the professors went above and beyond to support me, and I went out of my way to get involved on campus.

I enjoyed my Union College experience so much that I decided to join the admissions team full time, for the very reasons I applied all those years ago. When I am not working, I love hiking the many mountains of the Adirondacks. One day I hope to become a 46er. I enjoy road trips, especially when I can be the one driving. I also love trying new coffee shops here in the Capital Region in hopes of finding the best matcha latte. So far, I highly recommend the matcha lattes from Storied and Bud’s on Jay (both located in Schenectady)!

I love Union and hope that any student interested in applying will love Union too!