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About the Staff

Veronica Villa

LEAD Seminar Instructor

Veronica was born and raised in the Bay Area and is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. She double majored in Psychology and Spanish Studies and minored in Urban Education and Ethnic Studies. She later obtained her CA teaching credential at SCU. Then went on and returned yet again to Santa Clara to complete her M.A. degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy. 

Veronica dreamt of becoming a teacher from a very young age. She has had the privilege to teach a wide range of ages and grades. From homeschooling her two young children, teaching grade school at a local public school, to teaching parenting classes and becoming a consultant for parents raising bilingual children. 

Veronica identifies as first-generation Chicana and is raising two strong and independent bilingual children. She was a part of Bridge (LEAD before it became LEAD). Veronica understands what it is to be a first-generation college student and therefore looks forward to providing support to all our LEAD scholars.