Leah Peña Teeters, PhD
Program Director
Outreach and Education

Dr. Leah Peña Teeters is the Outreach and Education Director. Leah came to the Crown Institute out of a desire to be a part of systematic work towards creating more compassionate, humanizing, and just communities. She received her undergraduate degree in history and her Master's in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity with endorsements in Special Education and Linguistically Diverse Education. She taught history in Central Mexico and English Language Development in rural Colorado. She earned her doctorate in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Teeters completed a medical fellowship in translational and clinical research in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. Her work in the Crown Institute focuses on bringing rigorous and collaborative research into action and practice.