Leandra caught the entrepreneurial bug in middle school when she started tie-dying and bedazzling tank tops and selling them on the sly in the hallways (her company’s name: To Dye For – clever, right?). She hails from the Long(est) Island there is, though she dropped most of her accent at Tufts University from which she graduated magna cum laude with a dual degree in international relations and community health. Soon after graduating, Leandra became first a vampire at New York Blood Center and then a corporate drone at a major financial institution. She finally hit her stride after joining the Venture for America team in September 2013 and has become the guru of special events and communications. When she is not meticulously planning out the next VFA fiesta she can be found playing pranks on her friends or taking pictures of her adorable cat Henry.