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Leah De Shay

Leah graduated from La Sierra University having studied Psychology and Speech Pathology and Audiology.  During her undergraduate studies, she found her passion for health care as she spent her summers working and studying overseas with charities and on research projects.  One life-changing project was a pilot project studying the implications of HIV and AIDS on breastfeeding families in South Africa and Lesotho that cemented her now ten year career of women’s reproductive health experiences. After graduation, Leah began researching viral transmission among high-risk women of childbearing age at UCLA and USC clinics in the heart of Los Angeles and Skid Row. She then moved on to high risk STD and reproductive population case work which lead her to maternal child health.