Leigh was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana where she grew to appreciate the subtleties of living in a small town. From here, she pursued her artistic and mathematical interests at Ball State University where her curiosity for architecture and holistic sustainability merged. Through studying abroad in Europe and South America and volunteering and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, she found her passion for traveling and public interest design.
After earning her B.S. in Architecture, Leigh took a year to work for a small firm in Louisville, Kentucky where she worked on a variety of small scale commercial and residential projects. One of her favorite projects involved renovating the pink childhood home of Muhammad Ali. From here, she participated in Bike and Build, a non-profit that raises money and awareness for affordable housing while simultaneously biking across the states.
After traveling cross-country and along the west coast for the first time, she eventually made her way down to the Southwest, where she graduated with her Masters in Architecture from the University of New Mexico in 2019. From there she moved back to the Pacific Northwest to work in the tiny house industry for a year before joining Stemach Design + Architecture. She looks forward to exploring different avenues of design while bicycling along the way.