Leah Smillie

Office Associate

Office: WSTC 267   |    Phone: (308) 865-8246   |    Email: smilliel@unk.edu

Leah Smillie


M.S.E, University of Nebraska at Kearney, currently studying

Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.S., Fort Hays State University, 2020

Major: Psychology, Minor: Social Work


Leah Smillie joined the Office of International Education in 2022. She was previously employed by Compass Nebraska, as an Intensive Family Preservation Specialist. Working within Kearney and around the state of Nebraska to support families in crisis.

Prior to moving to Nebraska, Leah spent twelve years living and working abroad, settling in Scotland, but traveling all over Europe for work. As an expat Leah was able to learn about many other cultures, specializing in Global Projects and Implementations. Leah loves to learn about new cultures and thus living in the UK she was able to gain an extensive multicultural experience. 

Leah is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology whose purpose is to encourage and honor academic excellence in the study of psychology as well as to foster professional excellence among the members. She is also a member of NCA, Nebraska Counseling Association

In her spare time Leah enjoys spending time with her children as well as doing pencil art sketches and watercolor paintings. She also loves to travel and explore new places.