Leigh is an inspiring and hard-working science teacher. She advises the Reed High EcoWarriors, which raised more than $15k for school improvement projects. She and her students work with GREENevada and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. She brings nutrition education and school gardens to nearby elementary schools in partnership with Urban Roots. She also received the Excellence in Environmental Education Award from the Eastern Sierra Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Assoc.