Leeja works with student organizations and other members of the campus community to enhance campus life through responsive programming and training, and one-on-one meetings. She also facilitates leadership development programming for student organizations and individual students.
Leeja supports student organizations in building collaborative relationships with one another, utilizing campus resources, and developing organizational management skills. In addition, she works with the First Year Information Program, Law School Student Senate, Campbell Moot Court, and all of the competition teams to maximize participation and engagement with the Law School Community. Leeja is a point of contact for faculty and staff who are interested in engaging with student organizations.
Prior to joining the Michigan Law community, Leeja worked at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, where she served as the College’s first director of student life and first associate director for student leadership and community development. Before entering academia, she was an Equal Justice Works fellow, staff attorney, and development coordinator at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach. Her primary focus as a fellow and attorney was providing comprehensive legal services to survivors of domestic violence and trafficking in the Bay Area, and building community infrastructures to support survivors beyond their legal needs. Leeja received her bachelor’s degree in international development studies and comparative literature from UCLA, and her JD, with a concentration in international law, from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She also has training in mediation and coaching, and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Outside of work, Leeja enjoys reading, cooking, and discovering new neighborhoods. As a new-ish transplant to Michigan, she welcomes suggestions for places to explore (and recommendations for good coffee!).