Leah began her career in education as an instructor at the university level before transitioning into a K-12 position with Detroit Public Schools. She was then presented with a unique opportunity to meld her background in Social Work and Education with a position with the Office of the Ombudsman at Eastern Michigan University. While at EMU, she developed and coordinated a university wide student advocate team to resolve student concerns including grade grievance, disability service and disciplinary matters. After leaving EMU, Leah moved on to Davenport University, serving as an Academic Advisor for primarily non-traditional students pursuing business degrees. While at Davenport, Leah was actively engaged in the implementation of retention and student life activities. She joined the UC family in 2010 as an Assistant Academic Director in McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Leah has been a member of Alpha Gamma Delta since her undergraduate career and has continued to be engaged in the support and direction of collegiate chapters. She began her involvement as a member of the International Staff, serving in a consulting role a Leadership Advisor. After concluding this opportunity, she continued on in a volunteer capacity, serving as the Chapter Advisor first at Wayne State University and currently serving in this role at Miami University.
Leah believes that students should actively engage in their collegiate experience and their community through student organizations, volunteer opportunities and other hands-on experiences. Since coming to UC in 2010, Leah has lived her own values by building relationships across campus and engaging in activities including the Service Learning Advisory Council, the School of Education Summer Institute Collaborative, and a wide range of Student Activities and Leadership programs. In the fall of 2011 she joined the Department of Psychology as an adjunct faculty member. In 2012, Leah joined the SALD staff as a Program Coordinator, advising University Funding Board and the Campus Safety Board as well as working to promote an intentional alignment of the academic and student life mission of UC. Leah is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Educational Studies, Psychological Foundations program.