Leah brings 10 years of experience in higher education to the ZIM team. A Pennsylvania native, she earned a BA in Music at Wesleyan University before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she developed a love for working with and studying nonprofit performing arts and educational organizations. She holds graduate degrees in Musicology and Film & Television Studies from the University of Michigan and is passionate about leveraging her training as a researcher, writer, editor, and educator to help mission-driven organizations maximize their social impact. Leah also pursues her commitment to nonprofit development and community outreach through work with the University of Denver, the Society for American Music, and local arts organizations, including Kantorei and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.
Aaron graduated from CU Boulder summa cum laude with a BA in Environmental Studies and minors in both Political Science and Business. He is now pursuing his Masters of Development Practice from Regis University. Aaron became fascinated with the non-profit sector and specifically community development after spending a summer of college working in Nairobi, Kenya. His passion for searching for sustainable solutions for underserved communities drove him to work abroad again after college when he spent a year living and working with some of Nepal's most remote communities. In Nepal, he became passionate about participatory development methods and working towards context-specific community development solutions.
Born and raised in Denver, CO, Aaron loves spending his time in the mountains either snowboarding or backpacking. He also loves reading, live music, and talking about scuba diving whenever he can.