Leah brings a background in development planning and public engagement. She is particularly interested in designing the built environment to allow for social connections within communities—leading to resilient outcomes daily and in the face of a climate crisis. She has contributed to innovative planning processes across Metro Vancouver in sectors including municipal, non-profit, co-operative, and institutional (at the University of British Columbia), in addition to community development work in Costa Rica.
Leah completed a Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy and Planning at Boston University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in human geography, with a focus on community resilience.
Projects Leah has worked on
- Accessibility legislation engagement for Alberta – Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
- Community wayfinding strategy – City of Richmond
- Campus placemaking master plan – Zamorano University, Honduras
- Community arts & culture framework – City of Fort St. John
- Rossland economic data visualization and communications – City of Rossland
- Youth engagement and education workshops
- Olde Town Hills, Bridgewater master plan
- Uptown active transportation and public realm improvements – City of New Westminster