Communications and Development Manager
Fiona McLeod is a writer and storyteller who is dedicated to using her voice in pursuit of a deeper, collective ecological consciousness. She is a passionate advocate for intersectional environmentalism; climate, gender, and reproductive justice; and social change rooted in reciprocity and care for both people and planet.
Fiona first joined WEA as an intern in 2017, and remained connected to the WEA circle over the years. She became WEA’s Communications and Development Manager in 2023, bringing with her a background in print and radio journalism, creative writing, media relations, and political campaigns.
Previously, Fiona worked as a communications strategist and creative project manager, during which time she designed and led campaigns for grassroots climate justice, clean energy policy, equity in education, child and family wellbeing, and more. In her writing and advocacy work, Fiona is particularly focused on uplifting stories of Indigenous communities resisting environmental violence, protecting sacred lands, and safeguarding traditional ecological knowledge.
Fiona holds a BA in American Studies, with a concentration in Indigenous Studies, from Wesleyan University. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Fiona loves all things California. In her free time, you’ll usually find her backpacking, reading, gardening, or baking sourdough bread.