Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Leah Burgin

Manager of Museum Education and Programs
Pronouns She/ Her/ Hers


Leah has worked at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology as the Manager of Museum Education and Programs since 2017. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Leah's career has taken her to Michigan, Vermont, and Washington, DC., developing and implementing public interpretation and informal education programs for the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and the US Capitol Visitor Center, among other organizations. Working at the intersections of anthropological archaeology, museum studies, and Native American studies (BA, University of Michigan), as well as public humanities (MA, Brown University), she's committed to the collaborative work of decolonizing museums and passionate about the social justice potential of heritage education. Outside of work, Leah enjoys playing board games, trying her partner's delicious culinary experiments, and cuddling with her Dachshunds, Milo and Indy.