Leah comes to CARA from DePaul University, where she was the Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for the programs primary distance running coach. She brings tremendous experience from her success career as a NCAA Division I coach within the Big East Conference where she worked some of the best distance runners and coaches in the country.
Leah is from St. Charles, ran in high school and then at DePaul University, where she earned Academic All-American and Conference USA All-Conference honors during her senior season. She still very proudly holds the DePaul school records in both the indoor mile (4:46) and the outdoor 1500m (4:28).
Leah approaches coaching in a fun and enthusiastic manner with a strong passion for running and helping athletes improve at all levels. As a coach, she was able to establish strong relationships with her athletes and helped them to grow as both runners and people.