Leah is a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in International Development and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Leah’s research focuses on the role of civil society in addressing gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa. Particularly, she is focusing on the role of women-led civil society in contemporary South Africa and civil society's relation to the South African government.
Leah spent several months living in Cape Town, South Africa and studying at the University of Cape Town. In her time abroad, she further cultivated her interest in women’s role in civil society. Currently, she is an intern at Freedom House where she has had the opportunity to expand her education on international development and global civil society.