• Admission Counselor Carlos Leyvia
Undergraduate Admission

Meet Your Counselor: Carlos Leyva

» Carlos Leyva

Admission Counselor


Carlos' bio

Carlos Leyva is originally from Santa Ana, California and still currently resides there. He is an only child but is supported by his large extended family that has been there for him since day one.

He graduated from Chapman University in 2018 combining two of his favorite things: technology and music. He received a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Music Technology.

While a student, Carlos made his presence in student life known by being a part of different organizations and communities, including Greek life and diversity/equity groups on campus.

He also obtained two on-campus positions: working for the Office of Admission as a tour guide and the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience as an orientation coordinator. He now works the ultimate dream in helping prospective students as an admission counselor.

Advice from Carlos

Without risk, there is no reward. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. Test your limits. Try things you never thought you would have thought to do in a million years. You might like it.

Favorite spot on campus

Argyros Forum Athenaeum Balcony. Specifically around sunset time, you get a really nice view of this beautiful place that I get to call home.

Best admission memory

As a tour guide, there were too many to choose from, but if I had to pick it would be Discover Chapman Day 2016. It was my very first time working an event like this and I remember being asked question after question. For the first time, I didn’t feel out of place. I felt helpful.

Specifically, I was able to relate to students who came from the same background as I did. It made them feel a lot more comfortable and it gave them confidence seeing me in the position I am in today.

Fast facts

Three words to describe myself: I’ll have seconds.

Favorite subjects: Math and science.

Role model: Frank Sinatra.

Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Tie between Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.

Most prized possessions: A dog statue given to me by my grandmother and my Glenn Miller record collection.

Favorite summer activities: Playing sports, playing music and being with friends.

Book you would read again: A Streetcar Named Desire.

Best movie of all time: Forrest Gump. (No doubt about it.)

My life in a hashtag: #wherearemyhotcheetos.

Dream job: Manage a major league baseball team.