As a designer, collaborator, researcher, and leader Leah Payne is known for her rigorous work ethic and personable demeanor. In 2016, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with her BA in psychology and minors in visual art and communication. Before moving to Portland she spent two years at the Center for Creative Leadership where she further cultivated her interest in solving creative problems. She just completed her MFA in Collaborative Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. As a designer and practitioner, she leverages her interdisciplinary skillset on ever evolving applications and collaborations.