Leah Izzett is the membership and grants manager at NCSE. She manages the NCSE membership program and administers the grant application process for the organization. Previously, she held the positions of communications and events officer and special assistant to the executive director where she assisted in driving all NCSE programs and initiatives forward and supported the design and implementation of communication campaigns. Prior to this work, she gained experience in marine conservation program development and community engagement to protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources within the national marine sanctuary system. She also worked for an environmental consulting firm where she managed permitting projects, coordinated with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, and conducted field research to support her clients’ project development. Leah received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy with a concentration in marine and coastal management and a minor in sustainability studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Membership and Grants Manager