Leah Clark serves as a Senior Research Analyst for the Advanced Technology, Defense & Homeland Security Practice. In this role, Leah assists the managing directors and team through research and development for technical-based clients. She provides analytical and managerial support in grant-seeking strategies and government relations projects for clients.
Leah is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, where she earned her M.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering and two graduate certificates, the first in Science, Technology, and Public Policy and the second in Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her research involved the characterization of detectors for neutron and gamma-ray radiation spectroscopy for nuclear nonproliferation efforts. She tested and compared different detection systems to determine best practices for underground nuclear explosion monitoring. Her work was supported by the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification and was selected for poster and oral presentations at several conferences.
Apart from engagement with the scientific community, she has also spent several years advocating for patients with chronic illnesses and for improvements in healthcare through nonprofit and for-profit spaces. She is a program director for a nonprofit organization centered on improving the lives of young adults with inflammatory bowel disease and has mentored 25 fellows, including ten international fellows, over the past three years of the program. She also served as the Customer Service and Social Media Manager for the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company and focused on communication with patients for their affordable medication needs.