Leanne Pick has been involved in social and political activism since her youth. Her mother, an anti-apartheid activist, instilled in her a deep respect for religious and political freedoms and inspired her to get involved in volunteering on campus and in her community. She was a member of Lead with Pride, her campus’ LGBTQIA organization and has dedicated over 100 hours to her local Humane Society. Above all else, Leanne is committed to starting conversations wherever she goes, believing that the more she reaches out to people, the more she can empower and enlighten them and grow as an individual herself.