Leah brings a 15-year track record of leadership positions with global corporations and nonprofits. Leah received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University graduating with Highest Distinction.
She began her career as a product manager in Southeast Asia, working in consumer packaged goods and technology before moving on to her passion in food and health advocacy. She has worked in leadership positions in nonprofits in New York and Pittsburgh. She is interested in the intersection of social good and technology and mines her experience launching startups as she works to grow 412 Food Rescue.
Leah is an active advocate for food, health and innovation. She has also trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and received her Certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University. The Brazen Kitchen, Leah’s blog and Pittsburgh Magazine column, won the 2013 National City & Regional Magazine Awards. Her work has been featured in national media including NPR, Oprah.com, and GOOD Magazine online. In April 2014, she gave the TEDx Talk “Why the Farm Is Not Getting to the Table.” In 2017, she was named in SmartBusiness “Who To Watch” as one of the individuals “poised to shape the Pittsburgh region in 2017 and beyond” and FoodTank‘s “17 Food Heroes to Inspire Us in 2017.”
- SmartBusiness Who To Watch 2017
- FoodTank 17 Food Heroes to Inspire Us in 2017
- Girl Scouts of Western PA Women of Distinction Awards 2017
- NASPAA Public Service Matters Spotlight Award 2016
TEDx Talk: Why the farm is not getting to the table