Get To Know Garrit Leicht '11

Garrit J. Leicht'11
Princeton University '15
Bank Of America - Institutional Sales
Favorite Memory: Earned district player of the year and was football captain my senior year.

Fun Facts: I rode my motorcycle from NYC to Louisville for Reunion Weekend 2019. I like to ski, hike and bike. My next ski trip is to Telluride, CO. I was on the cover of Princeton Alumni Weekly. We won the Ivy League Championship my junior year at Princeton.

What did you do after graduation?
I was recruited to play football at Princeton University. I played all four years and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Economics.

Where are you and what are you doing now?
I live in Manhattan, NY and I work for Bank of America in Institutional Sales.

What classes and experiences did you have at DeSales that are beneficial to the work you do now?
Math is a big part of my career now. I think my AP calculus class with Mr. Houpt really prepared me for college and my career in finance. 

What is the most important thing you learned while at Desales?
How to balance academics and athletics. It's really important for the future!

What advice do you have for current students?
Don't be afraid to branch out! I never envisioned myself going to an Ivy League school or leaving Louisville, but I took a chance and applied to Princeton and the rest is history! Going to an out-of-state school has totally changed my life.

Do you still stay in touch with DeSales friends?
Yes, I just had a DeSales friend come visit n me in New York. It was his first time in the city, and we had a blast. I also make sure to see my DeSales friends when I'm in Louisville.

What's next for you? Where do you see yourself in five years?
I still want to be in NYC. I love the city! I hope to continue my career in finance and climb the corporate ladder.