Prior to Anderson, Leana worked in the education, technology and healthcare sectors where she developed strong interpersonal, leadership and project management skills. Most recently, she served as a consultant for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she led projects designing and deploying emerging technologies including sending diabetic patient’s home glucose readings to endocrinologists and launching an educational and concierge service app for admitted hospital patients. In that role, she worked with senior hospital leadership to create a strategic plan to shape telehealth strategy.
Leana has always valued social impact and cross-cultural connections both personally and professionally. At Rush, Leana led efforts to expand access to online tools to underserved and vulnerable populations including at-risk adolescents and Spanish. She worked and volunteered as an English teacher in France and Spain.
During her time at Anderson, Leana has pursued her interest in harnessing technological innovation for social impact. In the first-year of her MBA, she served on the boards of the Entrepreneur’s Association (EA) and UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact chapter. In these positions, Leana worked to build student and community relationships through an educational dinner series and a conference. She currently holds leadership positions in the Energy Management Group, Women’s Business Connection and Healthcare Business Association.