Leah was born and raised in Montauk, New York in 1987. She received her BFA in Fine Art Sculpture from Academy of Art University in late 2012. While there, she earned the distinction of Best Emerging Artist. In February 2013, her jewelry was featured on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York as part of a collaboration with fashion designer, Teresa Field and textiles designer, James Thai. Her work has been published in Metalsmith Magazine as well as in CAST, a coffee table book featuring art and objects made using humanity's most transformational process. In 2016, her work was part of a featured exhibition at The National Museum of Metal. She currently lives in Oakland, and welds out of her studio in Berkeley, CA.