Leah Crowder is an intern in New America’s Better Life Lab. She contributes to research related to the intersection of gender, work, and social policy and also manages the Better Life Lab's social media communications and weekly newsletter. She is a passionate advocate for equity in work, health, and education.
Prior to joining New America, Crowder coordinated intervention programs for refugee children in the U.S.-Mexico and Turkey-Syria borderlands. In 2017, she studied the relationship between militarized curfews and civilian casualty rates as a National Science Foundation research fellow in civil conflict management and peace science.
Crowder earned her MA in Middle Eastern & North African studies at the University of Arizona. She will complete her DPhil in international relations at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.