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
- 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