Born and raised in rural Oregon, Leeah developed an appreciation for the natural world around her. While attending Umpqua Community College for a Fine Arts degree, she learned about Scientific Illustration and was inspired to pursue that as a career. She attended both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University in pursuit of a Zoology degree while taking classes in Fine Arts to expand her artistic skills. She took on her first position as an illustrator shortly after graduation, contributing to the OSU Anatomy and Physiology open source textbook.
Leeah loves animals of all kinds, but especially birds and reptiles. In addition to her artwork, she has worked as a lab assistant for a parasitology lab and a marine biology research lab. When not working on art, she can often be found playing video games, reading horror novels or hanging out with her boyfriend.