Leanne Kaplan is an Alliance & Partnerships Specialist for NUMO, the New Urban Mobility Alliance, hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She works to align stakeholders and build support for NUMO.

Prior to joining WRI, Leanne interned at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), assisting countries in planning metropolitan regions for sustainable urbanization. She previously worked as a special events manager at the Central Park Conservancy in New York, building support for the work of the Conservancy and securing in-kind and financial donations for fundraising events.

As a graduate student, she worked as a consultant for Fundación Corona to help implement open government in Colombian cities. Leanne holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami.