Lesa Kinnear Weber received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Oklahoma. She practiced dentistry in public health and private practice, as well as teaching at the university level. Lesa spent time away from her career to raise her two children. During this time, she was very active in volunteering at their schools in fundraising and leadership roles, ultimately being honored with an award for service by the NEISD in San Antonio, TX. She also participated on committees to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for her son’s school in Los Angeles, CA.
During this break, Lesa returned to academics and received her Certificate in College Counseling (with distinction) from UCLA. She volunteered at Hi-Tech LA High School, voted “Best Charter High School in California,” for four years, assisting juniors and seniors with their college list, timeline, and application process.
One of Lesa’s children completed high school in Texas, and four years later the other completed high school in California, so she’s fully aware of the stress and anxiety that the college search and application season can bring to students and their families. Lesa has seen firsthand the highly competitive process for the Texas and California state school systems. She understands the pressures of the top percentage rules and impacted majors in highly sought-after schools.
Lesa also understands that every student has their own unique interests, strengths and goals, and she helps each student and family identify schools that will suit those qualities. Together, as a team, they factor in academic, social, and financial concerns to help formulate a list of colleges uniquely suited to each student. Lesa is always focused on matching the student with colleges where s/he will thrive.
Lesa’s professional memberships include: National Association for College Admission Counseling; Texas Association for College Admission Counseling; Independent Educational Consultants Association; Higher Education Consultants Association. Along with her Magellan colleagues, Lesa prioritizes ongoing professional development, attending national and state professional conferences, touring college campuses, and meeting with admission officers throughout the U.S. to stay current on the latest admission trends.
Lesa wants to help with managing your family’s time and stress through the exciting college search and application process. She meets with local clients in their homes, and clients across the country by video conference.