Leanna Parsons

Operations and Outreach Coordinator

A Bay Area native, Leanna was previously the Program and Engagement Associate at Hillel of Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA. At Hillel, Leanna led social and Jewish educational programs for college-aged undergraduates at two universities and three community colleges. Before joining the Jewish professional world, Leanna worked in education, traveling to Rishon LeZion, Israel to teach English in a local elementary school. Leanna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Leanna is thrilled to join the Portland Jewish community, and is looking forward to impacting the Tivnu participants from behind the scenes. In her spare time, Leanna enjoys hiking, powerlifting, and reading with her cat curled in her lap. 

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