Leah Gilliam – A “Human Venn Diagram”

Described by Forbes as a “human Venn diagram,” UWM alumna Leah Gilliam (‘91) is a true renaissance woman.

Currently the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, Gilliam has had a fascinating journey to her current role.

She studied Modern Culture and Media at Brown, earned an MFA in Film Studies at the UWM, and began to pursue an academic career while creating her own multi-media art—some of which was exhibited at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gilliam then earned second masters at NYU in Game and Interactive Media design before joining New York’s Institute of Play, where she launched the game-based-learning public school Quest to Learn.

With a diverse background that has coupled art, learning, and technology, Gilliam offers valuable insights for those wanting to pursue an intersectional career in this Forbes’ “The Limit Does Not Exist” interview. Listen here.

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