About Leah Rodriguez

Leah Rodriguez is the Education and WASH writer at Global Citizen. When Leah isn’t online, she’s finding her way to the closest beach, and volunteering with a sexual heath care organization. Before Global Citizen, Leah was New York Magazine’s, The Cut’s web producer and homepage editor.

Stories

  1. Article: She Grew Up on a Landfill With No Education. Now She Has a Scholarship to College.
    Education

    She Grew Up on a Landfill With No Education. Now She Has a Scholarship to College.

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 9, 2019

    Sophy Ron spent her childhood trying to support her family instead of learning. Read more

  2. Article: This 9-Year-Old Raised Over $14K for Children With Disabilities by Selling Lemonade
    Citizenship

    This 9-Year-Old Raised Over $14K for Children With Disabilities by Selling Lemonade

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 9, 2019

    Cameron Moore wanted a new toy but helped families in need instead. Read more

  3. Article: LGBTQ Students Fought for More Sexual Harassment Protection in NYC Schools — and Won
    Education

    LGBTQ Students Fought for More Sexual Harassment Protection in NYC Schools — and Won

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 9, 2019

    Youth advocates demanded more Title IX staff to support girls, students of color, and LGBTQ youth. Read more

  4. Article: Pharrell Is Helping More Than 100 High School Graduates Find Internships
    Education

    Pharrell Is Helping More Than 100 High School Graduates Find Internships

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 3, 2019

    The singer wants to see the students lead the next Harlem Renaissance. Read more

  5. Article: Meet the First Black Barbie Who Uses a Wheelchair
    Citizenship

    Meet the First Black Barbie Who Uses a Wheelchair

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 2, 2019

    She comes with a ramp for access to the Barbie Dreamhouse. Read more

  6. Article: Indian Engineer Wins Award for Device That Saves Premature Babies' Lives
    Education

    Indian Engineer Wins Award for Device That Saves Premature Babies' Lives

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 28, 2019

    Anyone can use the Saans breathing machine anywhere. Read more

  7. Article: Las Vegas Is Letting People Pay for Parking Tickets With School Supplies
    Education

    Las Vegas Is Letting People Pay for Parking Tickets With School Supplies

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 28, 2019

    The city will take pencils and paper instead of cash for one month. Read more

  8. Article: US Period Advocates Want to End the Tampon Tax by 2020
    Water & Sanitation

    US Period Advocates Want to End the Tampon Tax by 2020

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 26, 2019

    Tax Free. Period. targets 35 states that charge menstrual products as luxury items. Read more

  9. Article: College Student Donates Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Meal Plan Groceries to Local Food Bank
    Girls & Women

    College Student Donates Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Meal Plan Groceries to Local Food Bank

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 25, 2019

    In three years, the graduating Florida Tech senior helped hundreds of families. Read more

  10. Article: Dutch University Only Accepting Women's Job Applications to Fix Its Gender Bias Problem
    Education

    Dutch University Only Accepting Women's Job Applications to Fix Its Gender Bias Problem

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Gaëlle Langué|June 24, 2019

    In the Netherlands, nearly 38% of engineers and scientists are women. Read more