- Director of the BA in Sustainable & Regenerative Living
- Assistant Professor of Sustainable & Regenerative Living
Leah is, at heart, an intelligent optimist who believes that we can and should strive to live into our fullest potential possible and do it with exuberance and joy! Leah is a catalyst for transformative co-creation of thriving living systems at all scales. She works with individuals, communities, cities, regions, and beyond through a synthesis of teaching + practice + research.
Leah holds a PhD in Sustainability from Arizona State University; MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; BS in Biology and Anthropology; and Certifications in Regenerative Development and Design, Ecological Design, Sustainable Community Design, Permaculture Design, Holistic Health Coaching, Wetland Delineation, and Prescribed Burn. She has worked in the fields of higher education, regenerative and sustainable community development, sustainability consulting, green and natural building, restoration ecology, invasion biology, and holistic health coaching for over 20 years. She has started, developed, and run several businesses. In addition to her role at MIU as Assistant Professor and Director of the Regenerative Living Program, she is Principal and Founder of Koru Collaborative, a regenerative and ecological development and design firm. She is also Director and Founder of Regenerative Living Institute (ReLI), a nonprofit that co-creates thriving, regenerative communities locally, regionally, and globally.