Santa Clara University

Phone: 408.554.5278

Luis Lecanda

Assistant Director

1. How do you define a great application?
A great application is defined by the genuine nature of the essay. Choose a topic that you have a good understanding of; personal experiences and anecdotes provide you a communication medium that captivates the reader through emotion, humor, or suspense of that experience.

2. What inspires your work?
I'm inspired by the many students I meet across the country; and the feedback I receive from prospective students and families after they discover Santa Clara University .

3. What do you do in your spare time?
I've been fortunate to travel throughout various parts of the world while experiencing and enjoying its diverse foods, culture, and languages. I have found that one of the best ways for me to experience, firsthand, the diversity of the world is via the backpacking travel style. Many delightful adventures, misadventures, experiences, and stories have come about when walking through the dirt roads, cobblestone roads, and pathways of the globe.

4. What is your favorite song?
I enjoy music and have my favorite genres to listen to depending on my activity. Take traveling for example, I make sure to queue up the "Gladiator" film score by Hans Zimmer on my playlist. It has a great balance of serene decrescendos and energetic tempos, to help me wait patiently in long airport security lines and then power through the crowds for an on-time departure.