Leslie-Fairuz Abad-Neagu

Leslie-Fairuz Abad-Neagu

Scholar since

Scholarship received
Diversity Advancement Scholarship


The Cooper Union (B.Arch)

Niskayuna, NY

Leslie has had an intense interest in architecture since her sophomore year of high school. She has taken two college-level classes in architecture, one at MICA and one at Syracuse. She has also excelled in the arts & sciences at her high school. Leslie’s academic achievements are matched with her athletic accomplishments, winning the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) nationals in rowing twice: the Junior quad in 2019 and the Freshmen quad in 2017.

She is excited and humbled to take the next steps of her education at The Cooper Union, but also sad to give up her career in rowing. Leslie has founded the National Organization for Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter at The Cooper Union, which she hopes will flourish during her five years there. Her biggest goal is to be the best architect that she can be.