Leah Salgado (Pascua Yaqui) serves as Deputy Director of IllumiNative--the first national Native-led nonprofit committed to amplifying contemporary Native voices, stories and issues to advance justice, equity and social impact. Leah oversees communications, strategy, and pop culture work for the organization. Before joining IllumiNative, Leah worked as a communications strategist at a private firm, where she developed messaging and communications strategies for various clients in the nonprofit and philanthropic space. Leah has also previously led strategic communications work for Native-led organizations and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University focusing on racial and gender inequality.
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