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Born in California and raised in Kansas, Leo lived in both a deeply blue state and a deeply red state. Leo attended Yale with interests in a wide range of subjects including international relations, government, foreign languages, and neuroscience. He says, “We have to learn how to listen more and speak less. When we engage in dialogue, we create solutions that satisfy all parties. Today, instead of listening, we tend to be stubborn in our ideologies and reject any sort of opposition before even considering it. Listening is the silver bullet to solving all conflicts whether they’re on a local, national, or international level.” He enjoys catching up on the latest events happening worldwide and traveling.


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Phone: Yale University's Food Recovery Network Leo saw that Yales many residential colleges were simply choosing to waste food instead of donating it to local organizations. As a way to combat the issue, Leo found a group to work with, the Food Recovery Network, and with his Blueprint established a college chapter as a way to recover and redistribute the food. He hopes to expand the initiative to local businesses, ensuring New Haven is as sustainable as possible.