Leah helps develop and implement policies that will accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy, with a focus on the transportation sector. She brings a strong background in environmental policy and advocacy to Climate Solutions.
Prior to this position, Leah was the Senior Program Manager of Built Green, a green home certification program in Washington State. In this role, she collaborated with public and private partners to expand green building incentives, conducted studies on the benefits of green building, and promoted the program to builders and the public. She also served as co-chair of Shift Zero, a zero net carbon building alliance. Previously, she worked as a Renewable Energy Analyst at the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Leah holds her Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with concentrations in Environmental Policy and International Affairs. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College in 2010. Leah is a Jackson Leadership Fellow, an alum of Leadership Tomorrow (Class of 2018), and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.
As a volunteer, Leah serves on the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Seattle Group. She also collaborates with Russian environmental activists, translating their work into English. With the rest of her time, Leah enjoys running, hiking, bicycling, going to concerts, practicing her Russian, exploring anywhere in the world, and reading.