Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Leigh Mason

Leigh Mason

Student Services Coordinator

Mountain View, CA


Based at our campus in Mountain View, Leigh is the Student Services Coordinator for our Software Management and Technology Ventures master's programs. She supports our students with their transition to Silicon Valley, course registration, orientation, and graduation. She also ensures that our students are networked to the best resources to grow their career in Silicon Valley, collaborating with many teams at CMU including: career services, alumni relations, and faculty. Leigh began her role with the Integrated Innovation Institute in 2016 and looks forward to continuing to serve as a resource to students during their time at Carnegie Mellon.

Prior to joining the III team, Leigh was the Assistant Director of Operations for high school summer programs at Georgetown University where she developed and managed pre-college programs. She is from San Jose, CA and in her spare time enjoys mentoring a team of youth entrepreneurs through BUILD non-profit in the Bay Area. 

Advice for Future Innovators

"Don't be afraid to fail; it's part of the process."


  • Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership, Higher Education & Student Affairs - University of San Francisco
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - UC San Diego