Faith Brigham Leener
Relentless Optimist, Philosophical Toast Giver, To-do list maker.
Faith is a co-founder and the Director of Base. She is also the Senior Educator at Base: BKLYN. As Director, Faith oversees the growing network of Bases and is the lead on Base's strategic development, educational vision, and hiring and expansion efforts. She regularly lectures about Base and conducts workshops on home hospitality as an educational model.
Prior to her roles with the Base team, Faith was a New York City Urban Fellow where she worked as a policy analyst at the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau. She has also held numerous positions in Jewish experiential education, including her role at the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life as a Coordinator of the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program. In college Faith was a co-founder of the Green Opportunity Action Leadership Network, a nonprofit that enabled high-risk Boston youth to work in the green sector. She has also worked as a consultant, researcher, and facilitator.
Faith grew up in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of two physicians. Faith is currently involved in Immerse NYC, a collaborative Mikvah project, and is on the Board of Directors of Amir, a non-profit that works to advance social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Faith holds a BA Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, an MPA in Public Policy & Non-Profit Management from NYU Wagner and a MA in Judaic Studies from NYU Skirball. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jon, and loves being a new mom to their son, Yehuda.