Leah Clark

Director, Advanced Technology Practice
  (202) 296-2741

Leah Clark serves as a Director in the Advanced Technology Practice. In this role, Leah manages multiple industry client projects in complex proposal development and leads a team of analysts and consultants to assist the clients and their needs. She supports for profit technology companies by strategically identifying, planning, and developing proposals for federal funding opportunities that align with their strategic goals. She also oversees the Advanced Technology Internship program for STEM undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in STEM, political science, public policy, and business.

Prior to joining McAllister and Quinn, Leah was a graduate researcher at the University of Michigan whose work focused on improving radiation detection systems for nuclear nonproliferation efforts. Along with an academic career in science, she also spent several years advocating for patients with chronic illnesses and for improvements in healthcare through nonprofit and for-profit spaces. She served as program director for a nonprofit organization centered on improving the lives of young adults with inflammatory bowel disease and has mentored 25 fellows, including 10 international fellows, over three years of the program. Now, she serves on their Board of Directors. 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.

Leah is a graduate from the University of Michigan and 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. She earned her B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


  • Graduate Researcher, Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group
  • Undergraduate Researcher, UW-La Crosse Nuclear Physics


  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Interpersonal Communications


B.S., University of WI – La Crosse

M.S.E., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor