LEA WOODS,
OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

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Lea studied Philosophy at Portland State University and the University College London before moving to China to teach English. Prior to joining LeaderSpring, Lea worked at the Center for Women’s Leadership and participated in politics, cultivating her leadership skills and affecting political change through her work in a congressional office and on a political campaign. In June 2015, she volunteered as a Witness for Peace Delegate in Cuba. Lea is interested in community development and in finding innovative, cross-sector solutions to social issues. She began at LeaderSpring in January 2017 supporting the development and operations departments. She enjoys singing along to 90s R&B, and makes sure the staff gets cookies on a regular basis.