Leah has had an interest in politics ever since she was three and would run into the family room when the “Gokkin Goop” (McLaughlin Group) came on to yell, “Issue One!” with host John McLaughlin. Now, she continues to be involved in politics, writing editorials, working phonebanks (and facebook banks), and fiercely debating as a member of the Yale Political Union. Her explorations in science are fueled by the same commitment and curiosity that spurs her activism. This investigative spirit continues to shape everything she does, from taking apart pens to see how they work to developing on a genetic theory of magic in Harry Potter. Leah is from Mineola, NY. She is majoring in Political Science and Mathematics at Yale University.