Leah is a passionate, purposeful activist who seeks improvement of conditions and resolution of problems through open, participatory approaches that value local culture and knowledge. Leah holds a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BSc. in biology from McGill University. Her areas of interest are community-based conservation, marine protected area and fisheries management, environmental justice and integration of development and conservation efforts. Leah is author of The Adventures of Shark Stanley and Friends and the creator and director of the Pew Environment Group’s highly successful Shark Stanley campaign – which engaged over 10,000 participants worldwide in protection of sharks. Leah is currently the Packard Ocean Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.