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Leah Laxamana

June 3, 2012

National Urban Fellow
Fellow
, Filipina Women’s Network (FWN);
Former Project Coordinator,
Korn/Ferry International San Francisco, California

Leah will be joining the Class of 2013 for the National Urban Fellows program and will be relocating to New York. She will receive a Master’s in Public Administration from New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs. This will build on her Bachelor’s degree from Ateneo de Manila University (a Loyola School), Philippines.

Leah was born and raised in the Philippines and has demonstrated a strong commitment to be an agent of change for a better world. From 2006 – 2008, she was a municipal development volunteer for Peace Corps Honduras, working to construct a children’s library and educate women and youth in gender and equity issues, among other civic activities.

Through various positions from 2005 – 2012 with Korn/Ferry International (an executive search and talent management firm), San Francisco, she has learned project management, relationship and collaboration, and communication skills that have assisted her in her work in the community.

In 2011, she was the first fellow of the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), an organization that advocates for Filipinas in the U.S. She produced anti-domestic violence campaigns, edited and helped produce magazines and newsletters, and coordinated leadership conferences.