Leah is a second year student in the Masters program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her studies focus on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, design thinking and collaborative community peacebuilding. Before coming to the Center, she served as the Washington D.C. Organizing Fellow for J Street. She is originally from Minnesota, where she worked in Science, Technology and STEM Education Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree in Global Affairs with a Middle East concentration from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is conducting research into culturally based conflict resolution methods and their role in collaborative community models.