ALEXANDRA LEFF, Deputy Director, has had over 20 years of experience in the field of arts and education, creating and directing programs, overseeing staff, developing curricula, managing media relations, and coordinating student projects and exhibitions. She came to LEAP in 2006 and oversees much of LEAP’s in-school programming, hires teaching artists, leads professional development workshops for staff, and manages public relations and marketing initiatives. Alexandra is the creator and director of LEAP’s high-profile Public Art Program, a youth and social action program that culminates each year in the largest student exhibition in NYC parks history. This program has gained citywide recognition and support from the NYC artist community, and city dignitaries and agencies, and has been featured by citywide TV, print, and online media outlets. Alexandra received her B.A. Cum Laude in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany, and attended CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College, completing all required coursework towards an M.A. in Anthropology.