Leah grew up in New Hampshire, and lived in Boston for five years before moving to San Francisco in early 2016. She attended Berwick Academy, a small private high school in southern Maine, and went on to the University of New Hampshire, completing a degree in Communication with a minor in Classics. While attending UNH was ultimately a wonderful experience, Leah quickly realized she was unprepared for the move from the small community at Berwick to the overwhelming atmosphere at a large public university. Having a tumultuous first year in college gave Leah ample time to reflect on her experiences and draw from them when working with her future students.
After completing her master’s degree at Lesley University, Leah began a career as a Guidance Counselor with a STEM focused charter school west of Boston. While there, she worked with a variety of students who were all looking for post secondary plans that would allow them to be happy and successful. Drawing from her internship, career, and life experiences, Leah has a strong understanding of the depth of needs of the students she works with, as well as the challenges they face on a daily basis. Everyone’s journey is different, and Leah approaches every situation knowing that, with a little help, each student will find success on his or her path.
When she is not working with students, Leah travels as much as possible, and is always planning adventures both near and far. She has lists of all the restaurants she wants to eat at around the world, although she has yet to find anything better than a lobster fresh off the dock.