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Leah Hamilton is a program officer and senior manager of K-16 Pathways for urban education at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where she leads the New Designs for Schools, Colleges and Systems portfolio. Leah joined the Corporation after five years in education reform with the New York City Department of Education. As executive director of The Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation, Leah worked to drive system innovation and reform by targeting graduation rate improvement for New York City's most at-risk youth, overseeing its rigorous model of data-driven strategic planning, partnership capacity building and model portfolio development. Previously, she served as the Department of Education's director of community-based organization networks as well as interim director of student support services. Leah's experience includes leading diverse teams in large-scale, long-term strategic planning and implementation in both the private and public sectors. She has a BA in philosophy from Williams College and an MBA and MSW from Columbia University. She is a Fellow of the third class of The Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.