Humans of the U

HUMANS OF THE U: CARLOS QUIJADA

June 18, 2018

“When I was 17, I left Venezuela due to the political turmoil there. My formative years in a developing country shaped my character and my interest in public service.”



HUMANS OF THE U: JOEY MANTIA

May 29, 2018

“Words can’t really describe how it feels [to speedskate]. It’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself to know exactly the feeling that we’re having as we’re going through the turns – all the forces that are acting on the body at the same time. The closest thing I’ve found in my life is riding a motorcycle.”



HUMANS OF THE U: SAMANTHA MATSUKAWA

May 9, 2018

“My training as a dancer influences how I move throughout the world, how I understand my body and how I interact with others. It affects how I think, how I process things and how I choose to engage with the world. I can’t hear music without thinking about movement and I don’t feel like myself if I go long periods of time without engaging with some sort of movement practice.”



MEET THE GRADUATES: CLASS OF 2018

April 30, 2018

As the Class of 2018 prepares to celebrate its success, meet a few of the graduates and remember the ones we’ve highlighted over the last few weeks.



HUMANS OF THE U: NATHANIEL CORDOVA

April 26, 2018

“I will give back to LEAP for the rest of my life. I came to this big university on my own with this goal, and not really sure how to accomplish it. LEAP gives you a direction and they opened doors.”