Leah shares how selling soap and software taught her about advocacy.

About the speaker

Leah Lizarondo is the Chief Veghacker, recipe creator and curator at The Brazen Kitchen, where she writes about food and food policy. She also writes a weekly food column for Pittsburgh Magazine online, is Editor at Large for NEXTpittsburgh and is a Forbes Travel correspondent for Pittsburgh.

Leah received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University graduating with Highest Distinction and is an advocate for healthy food accessibility, food safety policy and sustainability. She has trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and received her Certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University 

She serves as one of the Trustees at the global Awesome Foundation: Food, serving with leaders and creative innovators in food.

She began her career as a product manager in Southeast Asia, working in consumer packaged goods and technology before moving on to her passion in food and health advocacy. She is interested in the intersection of food, health and innovation.

Leah’s work has been featured in print and online publications including MSN’s Re:Discover Series, NPR, Oprah.com, GOOD Magazine online, and local media including Edible Allegheny, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PopCity, Our Region’s Business, KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live and others. The Brazen Kitchen was named one of the Top 100 Foodie Blogs in 2013 by IPE and won the 2013 National City & Regional Magazine Awards for Best Blog.

For more about Leah, please visit BrazenKitchen.com

She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @brazenkitchen

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