Leah Shapiro is a Program Officer for both the Membership and Protection Services teams, where she reviews applications from potentially at-risk scholars and works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network. Prior to joining SAR, Leah worked in international student services at a higher education institution in Albany, NY. She has also led cultural exchange programs in Mongolia and Puerto Rico, taught English in Georgia (country), and supported the International Fellows Program at the National Defense University. Leah holds an M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Neurobiology and Russian from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.