Leslie Villaverde

Academic Advising and Registration Specialist


Leslie Villaverde is the Academic Advising and Registration Specialist at Harris Public Policy. In this role, she advises graduate students and helps them register for classes. She guides students to thrive throughout their time at Harris.

Prior to joining Harris, Leslie was a Lab Manager and Senior Research Assistant in the Psychology department at UChicago. As a Lab Manager, she onboarded new team members and ensured graduate students’ needs were being met. As a Senior Research Assistant, she collaborated with scholars throughout the country to create engaging math deliverables for young children. Prior to UChicago, Leslie proudly dedicated a year of service to Americorps, where she provided academic and emotional support to students at Morrill Elementary through the City Year Program.

Leslie holds a B.S. in psychology from Lafayette College. When not at Harris, Leslie is a mentor to freshmen and sophomores, guiding them through their first two years of high school.