Leah has a Ph.D. in Ecology and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture. She has nearly 20 years of experience teaching data intensive science. Previously, she was a senior scientist at NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) where she developed and lead the Data Skills program. She also has a long standing partnership with the Carpentries and led the development of the Geospatial data lessons in R. Prior to NEON, Leah developed curriculum for and taught geospatial techniques including GIS and high accuracy GPS to land planners, faculty, staff and students in the Penn State Geospatial Technology program. Leah is an outdoor mountain enthusiast and ultra runner. She spends her free time running and fastpacking in the mountains.