Our names are Leo and Lesly Rodriguez, the Rodriguez siblings. Leo received The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in 2016 and 2017 and Lesly received the scholarship in 2018, making us one of the first sibling duos to be awarded the prestigious scholarship.
Leo pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Lesly pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, both from Georgia State University. We successfully received our degrees in 2018 and 2019, an achievement that would not have been possible without the unconditional support and guidance of TLF.
Since then, our lives and careers have had a strong focus on advancing TLF’s mission. From the moment we met the recipients, partners and TLF staff, we knew this organization and experience was full of boundless opportunity.
After graduation, Leo began his career at Target's in-house agency. His involvement in the Hispanic Business Council has allowed for the growth of D&I efforts across Target. Lesly began her career at Weber Shandwick, where she leads DEI efforts for the Atlanta office.
We are proud alumni and look forward to seeing TLF’s impact on future students for a plethora of years to come. We continue to stay in contact with a handful of TLF Alumni, and volunteer as much as we can by reviewing applications, hosting workshops and attending TLF events. It is crucial to continue the work TLF is doing because we understand the importance of mentorship, challenges minorities face every day and opportunities to uplift our community.
Please consider supporting the incredible mission of The LAGRANT Foundation to continue shaping the future of bright, diverse leaders for generations to come!
Creative Project Manager, Target
2016 & 2017 TLF Scholarship Recipient
Junior Associate, Weber Shandwick
2018 TLF Scholarship Recipient