Polylepis forest. El Cajas, Ecuador. (Photo by Leanna First-Arai)

Leanna First-Arai

Projects & Positions

Project writer & editor, The New Normal Health Portal, The Institute for Translational Medicine at The University of Chicago

Content writer & editor, Climate Kids

Research analyst and copywriter/editor, www.askwonder.com

Academic article & cover letter editor, various clients

ESL curriculum writer & instructor, Hopeworks

ESL curriculum writer & instructor, The NET Charter High School

Reporter/producer, NPR affiliate New England Public Radio

Reporting/production intern, NPR affiliate Detroit Public Radio


M.A. Latin American Studies, Tulane University

B.A. History, University of Michigan


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