As Program Manager at Hazon, a Jewish environmental non-profit, Leah oversees food- and sustainability-focused events for the local Jewish community. In her volunteer time, Leah serves on the Board of Directors of Fair Food, reviews grant applications for the federal Community Economic Development program, is a trained Tree Tender through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and volunteers on urban farms with Repair the World’s Philly Farm Crew. Her prior work experience includes food policy research at The Reinvestment Fund, Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, as well as organic farming and farm educator roles at Natick Community Organic Farm, Urban Adamah, and The Food Project. Leah holds a BA in Food Systems Studies from Tufts University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with the Highest Thesis Honors on her research, “Evaluating Policy and Planning Tools for Healthy Corner Stores.” Originally from Connecticut by way of Malmo, Sweden, Leah has been a proud Philadelphian since June 2014.
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