Lesha Greene hails from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, population: 55,000. She provides individualized mentoring and support to Pitt Honors students and offers guidance to those interested in applying for national and international awards.
Before coming to Pitt and Pittsburgh, Lesha lived in New York City and worked at the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a large, international non-governmental organization. During her 15-year tenure at OSF, Lesha worked on developing and managing international scholarship programs for students and faculty from Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Eurasia, Southeast Asia and Latin America. These programs aimed to build human capacity within a variety of subject areas, support civil society and community development, or, improve the pedagogy of local faculty.
She is fluent in toddler-speak and enjoys jigsaw puzzles and real estate. She is extremely competitive when it comes to bar trivia and Monopoly. She is working on finishing a novella.
Education & Training
- MFA in Writing (Sarah Lawrence College)
- BA in English with a French minor (Hunter College)