Leah Mayor is committed to building healthy and enduring communities. Mayor holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Cultural Anthropology from Cornell University. She brings extensive background in education and community development to variety of sustainability initiatives with a special focus on food and agricultural systems. Recognizing the many connections between food, environment, people, and […]Read More
Leah Mayor is Grants Officer with the Inclusive Economies team at the Ford Foundation where she has supported efforts to increase economic security and mobility for low-income families, close the racial wealth gap, and advance financial inclusion. Before joining the foundation in 2013, Leah was a consultant and adviser to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, as well as to dozens of food and agriculture-based organizations working to increase food security for families and economic security for family farms through local food procurement planning and policy reform. She served as director of the Working Lands Alliance, a broad-based state coalition to protect farmland and advance agricultural viability in Connecticut, where she lives near her family’s farm. Leah holds a Ph.D in Adult and Extension Education and an master’s degree in Learning, Teaching and Social Policy, both from Cornell University. She holds bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.