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 a Knight-Hennessy scholar, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a Dean's Graduate scholar.

Honors & Awards

  • Community Impact Award, Stanford Alumni Association (2024)
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Stanford University (2023)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2022)
  • Dean’s Graduate Scholar, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (2022)
  • EDGE Fellow, Stanford University (2022)

Education & Certifications

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