The Team

Our team is comprised of skilled and talented individuals who find creative solutions to storytelling in elementary education.



Alexa Borromeo

Social Media Director

Alexa is a graduate from the University of Michigan where she studied art & design, social work, and American culture. She is originally from Houston, TX, to where she attributes much of the development of her social awareness and understanding of life. She is dedicated to using media of all forms to spread positive social change. Puppies are her one weakness.




Nicole Cischke

Illustrator

Nicole is an illustrator and designer with a passion for video games and interactive media as a method for storytelling. She recently graduated from the University of Michigan, and some of her favorite games include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Psychonauts, and Bioshock.




Ben Lapid

Lead Programmer

Ben engineers fun. He’s been creating games since he was in elementary school. He aspires to create meaningful titles and to explore new definitions of what “play” means. His all time favorite video games are the Final Fantasy series for its rich worlds and fantastic storytelling.



Our vision for Leesta came from our experiences as Mexican-Americans going through the school system, where we never saw ourselves in the curriculum that was being taught. We hope Leesta can change that for the students of the future by presenting a diverse set of stories that can change what students think a leader looks like & inspire young girls to become one themselves.


Our vision for Leesta came from our experiences as Mexican-Americans going through the school system, where we never saw ourselves in the curriculum that was being taught. We hope Leesta can change that for the students of the future by presenting a diverse set of stories that can change what students think a leader looks like & inspire young girls to become one themselves.


Our Values

Empathy

Empathy is our core value. We believe great things happen when you open your heart & mind to different perspectives.

Passion

At Leesta we value passionate thinkers, who are always striving to continue learning & creating better content.

Collaboration

We view everyone who comes into contact with Leesta, as a collaborator, taking in all of their feedback with great consideration.

Creativity

Leesta runs on creativity. We believe the best solutions are the ones that are unconventional & push expectations.