Leah Lord (Zimmerman)

Central Asia Specialist

U.S. Forest Service International Programs

Class of 2014



Leah returned to school to gain business and finance skills. Before coming back to Michigan, Leah served as Russia Program Director and Interim Executive Director for San Francisco-based Pacific Environment and worked as an independent consultant for Portland-based Wild Salmon Center. Leah received a BA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University and studied Russian Language and International Relations as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing and coaching soccer, experimenting in the kitchen, backpacking, and riding her bike on quiet country roads.