Leah is a recent graduate of Colorado State University where she studied Economics, International Development Studies and Global Environmental Sustainability. Leah is an alumna of the 2011-12 trip to Bangladesh. Traveling to Bangladesh sparked her interest in economic development, which she continued to experimentally learn about on her study abroad program in Uganda. While there, Leah researched formal, non-bank financial institutions in the north of the country.
While in the U.S., Leah has engaged with her community in a variety of ways, including leading the sustainability club at her school, cooking at the local Ethiopian restaurant and mentoring graduate international students. She looks forward to beginning her career in international development.