On-Site Office & Staff

U.S. Team

Leah West, Program Manager - Seville

Born and raised in Southern California, Leah graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. Leah's adventures abroad began at a young age when she spent 3 high school summers learning Spanish in Ensenada, Mexico. Having discovered her love for languages and travel, she went on to spend two summers in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, and finally, a semester abroad in Paris, France! Leah holds all of her experiences abroad near and dear to her heart and is eager to share them with students. She understands first-hand the role that an international education has in creating self-aware and global minded citizens of the world. She is excited to pass on her knowledge and passion to her students as they embark on their own incredible journeys abroad. In her free time, a few of her favorite things to do include hiking, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.

Email: leah.west@worldstrides.com‚Äč


Seville Team*

Enrique López, Director of Spanish Operations/ISA Resident Director

As a child in Salamanca, Spain, Enrique, known as Quique by his friends and family, dreamed of becoming a soccer star, but sensibly studied Humanities at the University of Salamanca. He went on to work for the university, guiding tours and excursions for study abroad students. His natural people skills and love of passing on his knowledge of Spanish history and culture turned this job into a career, leading him to move to Seville, beginning his work with ISA in 2001. After several years, he became Resident Director yet still continues to feel passionate about his work and the new challenges he faces, while still enjoying a bit of soccer through his children.

*View the full Seville team here


Veritas Mentors

Carey & Sharon Owen