Leah Salgado (Pascua Yaqui) is an inclusion and narrative and culture change strategist and serves as Chief Impact Officer of IllumiNative. In her role, Leah oversees the Pop Culture + Media, Movement Building and Organizing, and Narrative + Impact programs for the organization, focusing on building power for Native peoples through representation and authentic narratives. Before IllumiNative, Leah worked as a senior communications strategist at a private firm where she developed messaging and communications strategies for various clients in the nonprofit and philanthropic space. Leah has previously led strategic communications work for various Native-led organizations. Leah has appeared in Buzzfeed, LA Times, Adweek, and BBC World News speaking on Native representation.
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