Leah graduated from Charlestown High School after attending Boston Arts Academy, and first attempted college at Northeastern. But lack of financial support and instability in her housing and jobs made focusing on school too challenging. She has worked in administration at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2011, and eventually returned to school at Roxbury Community College, where she made the Dean’s List. This fall, she enrolled at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science to pursue a degree in Diagnostic Sonography. Providing stability and security for her 4-year-old son is her inspiration. Her ultimate goal is to be able to provide him with all the financial and emotional support he needs to pursue his own educational dreams.