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Education and Outreach Project Manager
LeahPW at quiviracoalition dot org
Direct Line: 505.393.1355
Leah has over a decade of sustainable agricultural experience, working on farms throughout the U.S. She currently helps run her family farm in Questa, NM, where she and her partner regeneratively raise and sell a diverse array of produce, flowers and medicinals. She received an M.S. in Agroecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis research analyzed how whiteness and racism permeate sustainable agriculture and offered recommendations for white-led organizations’ seeking to improve their allyship. At the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems in Madison, she supported diversified fruit and nut farmers. Through The L.A.N.D. Project she worked with two communities in South Africa conducting community-based participatory development including farm business development and more. She is a trained facilitator who loves the art of fostering emergent and important conversations. She has a strong interest in mental health care and its application for agrarians, as well as the potential for land stewardship to support mental health and healing. In her free time she enjoys making multi-media art, tracking the moon, backpacking, floral design, science fiction, dancing, writing poetry and full-belly laughs. As the Education and Outreach Project Manager at Quivira, she designs and implements educational programming and facilitates conversations on regenerative land management, the systems within which we work, and how we can influence the systems to develop more just and sustainable stewardship. She regularly collaborates with partners throughout the Southwest, and would love to hear from you!