Admissions Counselor: Leah Wagner

Black Creek, WI

Playing volleyball, cheering on the Packers, visiting my family’s cabin in northern Wisconsin, hanging out with friends

Favorite Place on Campus (MKE):
Welcome Center

Favorite Place in Milwaukee:
Bradford Beach

Hello all! I am an Admissions Counselor here at UW-Milwaukee working with new freshman students from south central and southeastern WI. I moved to Milwaukee pretty recently, so I love to attend any festivals or events in the area, as well as search for delicious food. Right now, Oakland Gyros and La Masa Empanada are at the top of my list!

Prior to joining the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UWM, I taught middle school for three years in Wisconsin and Denver, CO. As a first-generation student in my own college experience, I was involved in study abroad, club sports, research, and intramurals.

UWM offers so many awesome opportunities for you to dive into, from a ton of student organizations and inclusive resources, to engaging research opportunities. I really enjoy chatting with students to discuss how UWM could be a good fit for them. I also encourage students to join us here on campus for any of our daily tours or exciting events — especially Admitted Student Days in the spring! Please let me know any questions you may have. Hoping UW-Milwaukee can become home for you!