Leira Paredes

Leira Paredes

Admissions Specialist


Where are you from? I’m from Spain, Africa, and Borinquen, a.k.a. Puerto Rico..

What are some of your hobbies? I like baking and decorating cakes, going to the beach to collect shells, and making jewelry.

What advice do you have for prospective students? Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals, push through barriers and make those goals happen!

What is your favorite spot on campus? I find the helipad area by the lake very relaxing.

What is your best admission memory? The heartfelt stories of students who against all odds push their way through adversity, illness, tragedy, and in the end, they still have the will and hope to be able to attend our University and to succeed in life to be able to reach their dream of becoming a healthcare provider.

What is your best college memory? Having met a lot of amazing people from different parts of the world and sharing one common goal: Graduation Day!!!

Fast Facts:

Three Words to describe yourself: Funny, Caring, and Motherly

Favorite Subject: Microbiology

Role Model: Everyone who has touched my life in a positive way

Most Prized Possession: My 2 boys

Music You Enjoy: 80’s soft Rock

Favorite Orlando Activities: Lake Eola

Book You Would Read Again: Narnia

Dream Travel Destination: Greek Islands

Must-watch movies: 13 Going on 30, The Lion King, Ready Player One, and Spider-Man into the Spider Verse

Favorite Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi