Senior Officer, Strategic Initiatives
Leigh serves as the Program Manager for IdEA, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance, a public-private partnership between the Calvert Foundation, the State Department and USAID, aimed at engaging diaspora communities in development and diplomacy in their countries of heritage. Leigh is also a Senior Officer on the Strategic Initiatives team at Calvert Foundation, focused on the design and implementation of investment initiatives based on key social impact areas. She is currently leading Calvert Foundation’s work to develop a new initiative to engage diaspora communities to invest in the economic development of their country of heritage. Prior to Calvert Foundation, Leigh spent time at the NEC, worked with a microinsurance NGO in New Delhi, served as a consultant to Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey and completed a Princeton-in-Asia fellowship in Hangzhou, China.