Leah is a senior at Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. As early as freshman year, Leah found her passion for community service and “paying it forward”. She became a leader for a Relay for Life team; she organized the largest team at Mt. Holyoke, which came in 2nd place for fundraising in the community. In her sophomore year, she joined the Newman Board as one of the community service co-Chairs. As co-Chair, she led a group of volunteers to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to visit and provide friendship to discharged veterans, on a weekly basis.
In her junior year, Leah seized an opportunity to join the C.A.U.S.E. (Creating Awareness and Unity for Social Equality) board to promote community service to a larger audience. In addition to continuing to lead several groups to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, Leah has expanded her social responsibilities to different areas such as attracting 132 new donors for the National Marrow Donor Program.
Her experiences also include volunteering at the Remote Area Medial Missions to assist under-served areas of Tennessee in obtaining free medical care and working as a Surgical Assistant at the Londonderry Oral Surgery.
Leah is a recipient of Mount Holyoke College’s Student Leadership and Service Award.