Leah serves as Research Analyst II on WRI's International Climate team. She authors publications and resources on just transitions to a zero-carbon future, including the Just Transition and Equitable Climate Action Resource Center.

She joined WRI in fall 2017 as Research Analyst and Project Coordinator for the Coalition for Urban Transitions, a major global initiative that supports national governments to foster sustainable, inclusive cities, where she researched national urban policy for the flagship Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity report. Leah also has worked with PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy) and the Electric Mobility team.

Leah's previous experience includes Siemens' Urban Development team in London, where she developed a quantitative model estimating infrastructure requirements for electric transportation, and a food systems NGO in Philadelphia. She has held volunteer roles on the Mayor of Philadelphia’s Food Policy Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of Fair Food Philadelphia.

She holds an M.Sc. in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in Food System Studies from Tufts University.

Leah lives in Washington DC and enjoys baking, spending time in nature, yoga, and exploring the city.