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Leah Vitello

Advisor, Thrive Hubs

LocationSteele Building, Room 1008


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Alma Mater

The University of Lynchburg (‘14)
The University of South Carolina (‘17)


BA English 
MA English Composition and Rhetoric

What I enjoy most about working with students:

Aside from helping students identify and achieve their goals – personal, career, and academic – I truly enjoy getting to know people for who they are: their interests, favorite things, pet peeves, bucket-list dreams, passions, and the like. I’m fascinated by the human experience in general, so I love learning from others. We all have something to offer!

My hometown:

Tolland, CT

First job out of college:

I took a year off between college and graduate school and worked as an animal hospital kennel attendant. I’ve truly seen it all when it comes to dog/cat medical treatment…and some of it was not pretty.

Lowest grade I got as an undergrad:


If I didn’t work for Advising I would:

Teach English internationally. I was a high school English teacher before coming to UNC, so traveling AND getting to talk about books all day is THE dream.

Bucket list item

Travel Greece in its entirety. I spent a month participating in a food and travel writing workshop in Thessaloniki and Thasos before starting graduate school, and I’ve wanted to go back and see more of the country ever since!