With more than 6 years of experience driving, designing, and implementing large scale sustainability initiatives throughout the private and public waste industry, Leah is skilled in waste reduction, zero waste and circular economy methodology. Her innovative approach to large scale problems have led to the successful accomplishment of sustainability and waste reduction goals set out on the corporate level.
As the Sustainability Manager for SBM on the Microsoft Puget Sound Campus in Redmond Washington, Leah works with a variety of vendors and other stakeholders to implement and expand Zero Waste initiatives throughout the site including office space and lab areas. Leah manages a sort, sustainability team tasked at conducting waste diversion practices throughout the campus and as a TRUE advisor, she maintains the campus’s Zero Waste certification even in the challenging times of China National Sword and Covid-19. Leah was able to certify the campus’s largest annual hackathon TRUE platinum in 2019 becoming one of the only events to hold that certification. Leah’s strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with cross-functional stakeholders to produce a results-oriented environment.
Innovation has been a key component in Leah’s waste diversion approach. From out of the box methods for combating contamination to a full-scale redesign of how waste flows through campus—procurement to disposal, she has researched, designed, and implemented groundbreaking systems.
Prior to working for SBM, Leah was the Recycling Specialist for the County of Kauai insuring diversion was maintained throughout the Island. She graduated from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Environmental Management and Protection.