Leah Pinedo

Pathways Student Leadership Cohort Fellow

Leah Pinedo (she/her) is a case manager at Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit organization that assists formerly-incarcerated and gang-involved individuals in re-entering society and redirecting their lives. Leah also works as a case manager for a community support program called California Care Coordinators within the Inland Empire area. As a case manager with CCC, Leah assists the most vulnerable by guiding them in successfully securing permanent housing. Leah was a student at UCLA where she graduated with her Bachelors in Sociology in December of 2021. Leah’s passion is helping and serving as an advocate for formerly-incarcerated individuals to be experts in their own life and navigate their own journeys. Leah is a multifaceted leader in the first ever Youth Law Center and Rising Scholars’ Statewide Youth Justice Leadership Cohort. She is also studying for the LSAT and plans to take the test in August. Leah enjoys taking a break from her busy and crazy life by spending time outdoors with her dog Chuko.