LEAP: Life Science Early Awareness Program

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LEAP (Life-Science Early Awareness Program) is a living-learning community program for first-year students in the Life Sciences in the Seaver College of Science and Engineering. Students in the program take three classes that are limited to LEAP students, including a special section of First Year Seminar, a course designed to make explicit the connections between courses and a seminar associated with the learning community.

In addition, LEAP students will be enrolled in the same sections of biology, chemistry and math lecture to facilitate group study. The exclusive courses, along with the residential component, and other co-curricular experiences are designed to create a fully integrated learning experience and further the student’s interest and success in pursuing careers in the life sciences. Co-curricular programs include a natural science oriented “Explore L.A. ” program” before classes begin and science-themed service activities.

Meet the LEAP Resident Advisors

Alyssa Archuletta, Resident Advisor

Alyssa is a third year Health and Human Sciences and Psychology double major from Whittier, California. On campus, Alyssa is involved in Gryphon Circle Service Organization, serves in campus ministry, works as a lab assistant, and volunteers at the Venice Family Clinic. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys going to the beach, hiking, going on adventures throughout LA with her friends, and relaxing on the bluff! This is Alyssa’s first year as the LEAP RA and she is excited for the wonderful year ahead full of new adventures and friendships!

Jake Laubach, Resident Advisor

Jake Laubach is a second year Health and Human Science major from San Ramon, California. Jake is an active member at Loyola Marymount University, as he competes on the Men’s Crew team. When he’s not in class, Jake loves hanging out at the beach, hammocking, backpacking, camping and anything else outdoors! He is stoked to work with the LEAP program and get to know all the life science residents.

Enrollment Information

For more information about LEAP and how to enroll in the program, please contact the Seaver College of Science and Engineering at (310) 338-2834 for additional details.

If you have any questions about participating in a living learning community, contact Dr. Sandra Luca at sluca@lmu.edu