Lyn Leis

Director, Career Education

Lyn Leis is a 15-year career development professional with significant experience in team leadership, program development, experiential learning, and career in curriculum. She practices holistic and equity-minded career counseling that is grounded in anti-racist, intersectional, and liberation-based frameworks. A first-generation college graduate and Westchester native, Lyn is committed to helping Mercy College students discover, develop, and pursue their career paths. As Director of Career Education, Lyn oversees the career coaching, programming, curricular, and educational services, and initiatives from the Career Team at Mercy College. Her mission is to provide student-centered service with focus on equity, inclusion, and belonging. She wants and needs student feedback, so please reach out to her at any time!

Lyn is the current Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group for NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and was recently Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force of the Division of Student Affairs at Mercy College. She is also the Past President of NYSCEEA (New York State Cooperative and Experiential Education Association). She holds a BA in French Language and Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Manhattanville College, a Professional Certificate in Career Planning and Development from New York University and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. She holds a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business.

Recent publications for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Diversity Hiring and Authenticity at Work
Reframing Authenticity
Permission to Rest

Pronouns: she/her/hers