Hometown: Rockville, MD
high school: Rockville High School
college: Harvard College
Leah Yared graduated summa cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard University in May 2019. She received a joint B.A. in History & Literature and African-American Studies with a minor in German and Scandinavian Studies. Her thesis, which received departmental awards and a Hoopes Prize, was titled “Manufacturing High Visibility: Street Lamps and the Black Body in the Age of Electricity.”
In her time at Harvard, Leah was heavily involved in the campus newspaper The Crimson, writing hundreds of articles as a news reporter, chairing the organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and co-chairing the weekly magazine, Fifteen Minutes. She also served as president of the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Advocacy (HOPE).
Post-college, Leah will work in finance before heading back to Cambridge to jointly attend Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School as part of a JD/MBA program.