Leah Igdalsky

2013 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Leah Igdalsky graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis in 2014, with majors in psychology and Hispanic studies and a minor in social justice and social policy. Leah works as the Evaluation Coordinator at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Formerly, she was a Development Associate and Grantwriter at Greater Waltham Arc, a nonprofit that serves persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Waltham, Mass., community and a research associate at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at the Heller School. Leah intends to use her knowledge of disability, research and policy-making to make meaningful change in the field of disability policy, strengthening the connection between research findings and action. In her spare time, Leah volunteers with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. Leah’s 2013 Segal Citizen Leader summer internship was at Special Olympics International in Washington, D.C. She worked with Segal Founder Sarah Lichtman Spector as her Segal Coach.