Meet Leylani

Hometown: Pasadena, CA 

Education: Maranatha High School; Seattle Pacific University (BA English: Creative Writing and Communication)

Favorite Seattle restaurant: 8 oz or The Hi-Life 

A trip I’d like to take: I would love to take a trip travelling throughout all of England and then hop over to France, Spain, and Italy. 

Family: My parents live in California along with my two chihuahuas and pit bull! 

Books reading now: Currently making my way through all of Jane Austen’s novels  

Favorite movie: It’s a three-way tie between Good Will HuntingSixteen Candles, and Stuck in Love 

Favorite thing about SPU: I absolutely loved the community and events that were on campus during my time as a student. I was involved with Residence Life and as a programmer for STUB; both allowed me to fall in love with the campus, be in relationship with my peers, and constantly be surrounded by faculty and staff. My favorite thing is that SPU is a place filled with people who want you to always be learning and continuously growing, which I believe carried through my time as a student and now as a staff member. 

Hobbies and fun facts: I love writing and keep a notebook and pen on me at all times. If I’m not at work, I’ll be daydreaming and coming up with new stories or scenarios or writing something down. I’m working on my first book.