Leah Fessenden Urban Ag and Green Infrastructure Advisor

Leah served as a Green Your City intern and fellow for nearly two years, coordinating volunteer work days with Bay Localize’s affiliated garden and community projects, assisting with green roof policy development, and equipping local enthusiasts with tools and resources to get started on their own projects. She also played an instrumental role in launching our Grow Local urban agriculture campaign. As a student in Environmental Management at Merritt College, she is well-versed in green building, and has gained a great deal of hands on experience with living roof systems, particularly through a greenhouse project at the department’s headquarters, the Self-Reliant House. Leah lives in Oakland and is an avid fan of quality afternoon coffee.