Leanna Barcelona

Leanna Barcelona joined UIC as the university archivist in June 2020. Barcelona is originally from the Chicago area and earned her Bachelor’s degree in history and political science and her Master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UIC, Barcelona was the university archivist at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Barcelona’s role centers on acquiring, processing and preserving the historical records of the University of Illinois Chicago and its predecessor institutions dating from the establishment of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1859.