Leah Banks

Assistant Director of Life Design: Biomedical Engineering

Leah is a cancer biologist, mentor and a big foodie. Ask her about the best brunch spots in town! Prior to joining JHU, Leah was a cancer research scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where she did her postdoctoral. Outside of conducting research, Leah realized that she had a niche for building relationships and connecting students and postdocs to opportunities as they navigate through their respective career paths. The fulfillment that came from this, led to Leah making an audacious and rewarding career change to join the Life Design Lab. If Leah could tell her college-self anything, she would say that comparison is the biggest thief of joy. Focus on your own journey and embrace your failures. You’re doing better than you think you are.

Connect with Leah on Twitter: @Leah_Banks7