Leanna is the Digital Engagement Lead at Access Now. She is a digital strategist and journalist, passionate about building and connecting communities. Through her work, she has strategized and executed holistic communications strategies and projects that create authentic connections, bridging online and IRL spaces.
Leanna comes to Access Now from Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, where she led its digital engagement work and programs, aimed at increasing diversity in tech industries across the world. Previously, as a reporter for Business Insider, she covered technology and civic design. Her work has also been featured in The World Economic Forum, The Independent, Slate, Inc, Bitch Media, and elsewhere. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.