Leonora was raised in a Spanish-speaking home in New York City.
She went to Mother Cabrini High School, located in Washington
Heights, New York. In May 2012, she graduated from Mount Saint Mary
College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and accounting.
While at Mount Saint Mary College, she was actively involved on
campus, working as an admissions ambassador, orientation leader,
and a business/accounting tutor. She was also treasurer of Psi Chi
National Honors Society and vice president of Latin Student Union.
After graduation, she was offered a full-time job working as a
staff accountant for a private company known as Tedd Cycles,
Unable to leave the Mount behind her, Leonora joined the
admissions staff as a bilingual admissions counselor in November