Senior Program Manager
Leana is passionate about embracing technology to achieve transformative social change. She believes that solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges can be found in grassroots communities from Chile to Kenya, and that technology is the megaphone for their voice and agency.
Prior to NTEN, she was the Digital Action Campaigns Manager for World Pulse, where she developed international initiatives aimed at delivering grassroots women leaders’ testimonies and visions to decision-makers and influential forums. Leana recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after 7 years working in Latin America, where she managed international cooperation programs in areas ranging from poverty alleviation to social entrepreneurship. A native of Ukraine, she speaks Russian, English, Spanish, and um pouquinho de português and holds a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Chile.
Outside of office hours, you’re most likely to find Leana walking dogs at the local animal shelter, discovering new brews (of the caffeinated kind!), and packing her backpack for her next adventure.