North America & Pacific Program Manager
Kiya Leake started her time at Women’s Earth Alliance as one of their Programs and Operations interns where she gave support to the team on the day-to-day office and database functioning. After her time interning she was brought on part-time to help with donor stewardship, salesforce management, and supporting the U.S. Accelerator program and it:s participants. She was inspired by the diverse work of WEA women and those partnering in the work.
She then moved into the role of Programs & Development Coordinator where, she continued to support the donor process on the backend serves as live tech support for accelerator and World Weaver public events, and assists in keeping the WEA website up to date. For the U.S. Accelerator Kiya functioned as the programs Communication & Production Manager where she managed internal communications to participants, partners with the program director to plan timetables and deliverables, as well as provided live technical support in all program virtual calls.
In her current role, Kiya is pressing deeper into programming, relationship building, and systems creating where she supports program development and execution in North America and the Pacific.
Kiya completed her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University where she focused on Environmental Studies and Natural Resource Management. She’s passionate about seeking environmental justice through urban communities, by the equipping of vulnerable communities and the sharing of knowledge and resources. She believes that through deep partnership, recognized need, and pooled power we can create the space for people to contribute to the healing of our earth and the ecosystem that makes it up.