Leigh (she/her) grew up in central Kentucky, on the ancestral lands of Eastern Cherokee peoples, Tsalaguwetiyi. She is passionate about the potential, importance, and long-term impact of art-making, critical viewing, intersectional, and interdisciplinary thinking as tools for greater shared understanding and re-envisioning education.
Leigh’s work in arts education and non-profit administration has been centered in New York City, on the ancestral lands of Munsee Lenape and Canarsie peoples, including work at the Queens Museum, Museum of Arts & Design, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, and Museum of the Moving Image. She is currently the Deputy Director of Programs & Operations at Community-Word Project. Her writing and photography have appeared in CMYK, Gourmet, Spinning Jenny, Poets & Artists, Narrative, and more.