Leah Laxamana is dedicated to promoting equity and empowering global communities. She has over a decade of cross-sector and international experience in social impact work, helping organizations foster community engagement. Before coming to the Fund, Leah oversaw Twitter’s @NeighborNest technology learning center as a program manager, implementing philanthropic initiatives for the company. She previously studied and worked as a National Urban Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, served in the Peace Corps in Honduras, and worked in executive recruitment at Korn/Ferry International. Leah actively volunteers with community programs that advocate for the most vulnerable residents of San Francisco.
Leah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Ateneo de Manila University and her Master of Public Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is a life-long learner and lover of languages, dance, and capoeira. Leah speaks Tagalog, Kapampangan, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently.