Bio


Leona is interested in exploring local carbon budgets and air quality along rural-urban population gradients and economic gradients, developing new, comprehensive lenses into biogeochemistry using a socio-ecological framework. Additionally, she aims to understand community perceptions of/responses to climate change to identify emission risk tolerance and consequences of climate burdens. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Stanford EDGE fellow, and a Dean's Graduate Scholar.

Honors & Awards


  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2022)
  • Dean’s Graduate Scholar, Stanford Earth (2022)
  • EDGE Fellow, Stanford University (2022)

Education & Certifications


  • B.S., George Washington University, Biology, minor in Sustainability (2021)