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: The UN Now Has an Ebola Chief to Help Fight the Congo's Deadly Outbreak
    Health

    The UN Now Has an Ebola Chief to Help Fight the Congo's Deadly Outbreak

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 24, 2019

    Someone needs to oversee the security and political obstacles preventing treatment. Read more

  2. Article: Students at This School in India Pay Tuition With Plastic Waste
    Education

    Students at This School in India Pay Tuition With Plastic Waste

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    At the Akshar School, bottles and straws are keeping children in the classroom. Read more

  3. Article: US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation
    Girls & Women

    US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    The bipartisan resolution denouncing female genital mutilation passed 393 to 0. Read more

  4. Article: UK Millennials Are More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Previous Generations: Report
    Finance & Innovation

    UK Millennials Are More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Previous Generations: Report

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 22, 2019

    Study shows unaffordable housing is making it difficult to maintain the average standard of living. Read more

  5. Article: Cafeteria Worker Fired for Serving Free Lunch to Student Who Couldn't Pay
    Education

    Cafeteria Worker Fired for Serving Free Lunch to Student Who Couldn't Pay

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 21, 2019

    The New Hampshire employee was let go for “theft.” Read more

  6. Article: SAT Rolls Out New Tool to Account For Students’ Socio-Economic Challenges
    Education

    SAT Rolls Out New Tool to Account For Students’ Socio-Economic Challenges

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 20, 2019

    The College Board's tool will consider poverty levels, neighborhood crime rates, and more. Read more

  7. Article: The Richest Black Man in the US Will Pay Off $40 Million of Student Debt for This Graduating Class
    Education

    The Richest Black Man in the US Will Pay Off $40 Million of Student Debt for This Graduating Class

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 20, 2019

    Robert F. Smith announced his gift to students at the historically black college's graduation. Read more

  8. Article: Preschool Can Benefit Poor Children's Families for Generations: Study
    Education

    Preschool Can Benefit Poor Children's Families for Generations: Study

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 17, 2019

    Parental involvement is key. Read more

  9. Article: Austrian Government Approves Headscarf Ban in Elementary Schools
    Education

    Austrian Government Approves Headscarf Ban in Elementary Schools

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 17, 2019

    The law specifically targets Muslim women. Read more

  10. Article: Alabama, One of the US' Poorest States, Essentially Just Outlawed Abortion
    Girls & Women

    Alabama, One of the US' Poorest States, Essentially Just Outlawed Abortion

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 16, 2019

    Denial of abortion can lead to economic hardship, experts say. Read more