Leah supports evaluation of innovative training practices for child welfare workers in Washington state. She brings strong skills in youth work, technical writing, and data science. Prior to her work at Partners for Our Children, Leah spent seven years at Friends of Youth serving young families experiencing homelessness in King and Snohomish Counties.
Leah earned a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration and Policy Practice and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Washington, where she has also taught first-year composition courses with a service learning emphasis. Leah also received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astro-nautical Engineering degrees from Purdue University, where she was a teaching assistant for honors computer science fundamentals courses for four years, including substantial work in curriculum development and best practices in engineering education.