Leslie Shah

Senior Facilitator; Facilitation Fellow, Spring 2019

Country of origin: USA

Date started with Soliya: 2018

Field of work: I am a public health professional, a Growing Diverse Leadership Coach, a mediator, a facilitator, and a mom. I actively practice non-violence. I work to support healthy human interaction.   

One accomplishment that you're proud of: I am training to become a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages. It was during a session that it became really clear to me that being able to speak, hear, write, and read in English is a way out of poverty, globally.  

What about Soliya inspires/motivates you to be involved? When the group grows suddenly quiet with an understanding of who they are and how they are in relationship to each other, it is empathy in the making.   

What can you be found doing when not working/facilitating/training? When I am not facilitating, I am writing poetry, working in or with anti-poverty programs, and doing homework.    

Favorite food: All things Chinese food related.