Leah Eden


Leah Eden is a cultural anthropologist whose research gets to the
heart of how consumers think about health and navigate the food
system. After spending 8 years conducting consumer insights research for Fortune 500 food and beverage companies, Leah moved to New York to start a M.A. degree in Food Systems at New York University with a focus on food and agriculture policy. Leah was the Director of Research and Communications at Heritage Radio Network, a non-profit food radio station, where she produced original radio programming covering food justice, sustainable agriculture, and food culture. Currently, Leah is the Food Policy Graduate Fellow in the office of NYC Council Member Ben Kallos where she conducts research for food-focused legislation. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.

When she is not working on food policy issues, Leah enjoys cooking and trying on her grandmother Sonia’s hats.