Leanna Browne

Leanna Browne

Program Manager, North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship

Pronouns: She/her
Started at Nexus: 2022

At Nexus:

I joined Nexus as the Program Associate for the North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship (NSBCF) and the Nexus Cooperative Development Fellowship (NCDF). I support community wealth building initiatives that honor and reclaim the legacy of Black cooperative economics and invite alternate ways of being.

About:

Leanna is excited to deepen her learning about cooperatives and support community wealth building in BIPOC communities, particularly those that are Black. Her background includes experience in a variety of settings such as the arts, direct service, youth work, and data collection in research and evaluation. Leanna is also a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist with a passion for using dance to build community and promote social change. In 2022, she became a Certified Professional Teacher in Umfundalai, a contemporary African dance technique, which means “essence” or “essential” in Kiswahili. Leanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Special Major in Dance & Black Studies from Swarthmore College.

 

Photo Credit: Hugh Boyd