Information and Knowledge Strategist
Hi, I’m Leah. I design change management, transition management, and communication strategies. I specialize in building knowledge networks that support economic, urban, and international development interventions.
I work with Camris International to consult the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). I guide teams to build consensus, test and learn from decisions, improve communication, enable collaboration, and manage change.
I got my start at USAID by facilitating communication and collaboration between four contracts within the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) Office of Learning, Evaluation, and Research. I contributed to the design of the PPL Fellows Program to implement Agency policy and build programmatic knowledge, skills, processes, and systems across all operating units in USAID.
While working full time with USAID, I obtained a Masters of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University in the City of New York. I contributed to numerous project teams, led discussions on the intersection of organizational policy and strategy, and provided consultation to the ConocoPhillips knowledge sharing program.
Before my work with Camris International, I was the Knowledge Management Specialist for the MEASURE Evaluation project, the largest federally funded award given to the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I built the knowledge management system which included communication, communities of practice, and capacity development for the $200M award operating in 30 countries. I started my career at TriMet (a multi-county metropolitan transportation agency in Portland, OR) where I coordinated communication for a $350M mass transit capital project.
I am from Portland, OR, and studied journalism with a focus in public relations at the University of Oregon. When I’m not in the office, I read the news, listen to podcasts, and explore the local market scene.