Leah Shearer is excited and honored to be volunteering with the Youth Program at the WDRC. Her background is in Visual Culture, exploring how art can be used as an educational tool to bridge understanding, resolve conflict, and promote healing after trauma.
Her interest in these questions has taken her first to Ladakh, in northern India, to understand the speed and impact climate change has on rural mountain communities. Second, to Nepal to aid with community healing after the 2015 earthquake, and her next adventure has her headed to Greece to help with the current refugee crisis through the facilitation of circus workshops, skill shares, and play! When grounded in the States, Leah loves everything arts, music, and acrobatic. She looks forward to her time at the WDRC.