Faith Brigham Leener

Relentless Optimist, Philosophical Toast Giver, To-do list maker. 


Faith wears many hats for the Base team: she is a Base co-founder and a Senior Educator of the Base: BKLYN. In her role as a founder, Faith works on Base's growth strategy, community patnerships, and hiring and expansion efforts. Faith also serves as the Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Senior Innovation Fellow, a joint partnership between Hillel's Office of Innovation and Penn Hillel. (What is that? Great question. Ask her!)  

 

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.