Leanna Diggs recently joined Potomac Conservancy in January 2014 as the Policy and Advocacy Intern. During her time with the Conservancy, Leanna works with the Policy Manager, Amanda John, to assist in advocating for policy and legislation surrounding water quality and land conservation programs throughout the D.C. Metro Area. As a multifaceted organization, Potomac Conservancy will greatly benefit from Leanna’s research and briefings, and her work will help inform policy strategy and advance conservation in the Potomac Watershed.
Over the next few months, Leanna will work with Potomac Conservancy staff to produce an interim report documenting the 2013 Milestones in Washington, DC as measured by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She will also research the role of toxics in the Potomac Watershed and will help to improve the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
Leanna, a native of Montgomery County, Maryland, attends Dickinson College in pursuit of a B.A. in Law & Policy and Political Science. She is currently enrolled in a competitive semester program at The Washington Center in DC where she is afforded both professional and academic opportunities to gain new skills and life experiences. Leanna looks forward to expanding her knowledge base of policy work in the environmental sphere and getting the opportunity to work with Potomac Conservancy to restore water quality to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
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