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    Leah is excited to be an active member of MI-CEMI representing the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). At CEO, Leah provides policy, advocacy, and government relations support to our Detroit-based team. Her background has focused on education, postsecondary attainment, and workforce development specific to individuals impacted by the legal system. She was the lead researcher for the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s 50 state analysis on access to postsecondary education for individuals both currently and formerly incarcerated. Before coming to CEO, Leah worked in the D.C. Government to evaluate and assess the education and workforce landscape for young people in the juvenile justice system and/or those impacted by the child welfare system. Leah has dual degrees in communications and sociology from Boston College and a Master’s in strategic communication and public affairs from the George Washington University.