Leah Lopez Schmalz

Chief Program Officer

lschmalz@savethesound.org
203-787-0646 x121

Leah oversees Save the Sound’s Endangered Lands, Climate Change and Resiliency, Long Island Sound, Ecological Restoration, and Communications departments. She manages a team of advocacy, engineering, science, and communication specialists and develops campaigns to protect the habitats and water quality of Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s land, air, and water.

A long-time environmental advocate, Leah’s focus on the intersection of climate change, resiliency, and health grew after Hurricane Katrina devastated her home state. She joined Save the Sound as its staff attorney in 2001 and became Save the Sound’s Chief Program Officer in 2018. Leah earned her J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law, and her undergraduate study in sustainable architecture and design culminated in a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Louisiana.


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