Lean Brown was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past decade and calls it her home. She has a scientific background, researching Glaciology, Limnology, and Marine Ecology in multiple countries, and received her Bachelors of Science in Geography at Portland State University. Though her background is in the natural sciences, to Leah, design seems the best way to look at and approach many issues. At DSI, Leah wants to take her experience and help solve the issues that challenge society today.