Faculty Bio

Joyce Leitón

Academic Programs Coordinator

Joyce Leitón currently serves as Academic Programs Coordinator at UGA Costa Rica (UGACR). Born and raised in San Luis, Joyce attended the Quaker School in Monteverde and spent much of her childhood on her family’s coffee and dairy farm. Joyce is of both American and Costa Rican descent. Her father is Costa Rican and her mother, originally a Wisconsin native, moved to Costa Rica in 1985.


Prior to joining the UGACR team, Joyce primarily worked in tourism. Channeling her coffee farm roots, she first worked as a guide at Café Monteverde, a local coffee cooperative, and later continued on to work at a local travel agency. Joyce began working at UGACR in January of 2015 as Reservations & Logistics Coordinator, where she was able to leverage her contacts and extensive knowledge of the San Luis and greater Monteverde areas.