Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Leah Hopkins (Narragansett)

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


Leah Hopkins is a citizen of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and is the Manager of Museum Education and Programs. She is responsible for overseeing K-12 outreach programming, academic support, faculty fellows, and public programs.  Prior to her role as Manager, Leah held the position of Community Engagement Specialist and worked collaboratively with Indigenous and Tribal communities, museums, and other institutions and Brown students and faculty to develop, implement and evaluate programming and education initiatives that best improve the visibility and promote the perspectives of Indigenous populations in New England.

Leah holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island, and has a background in museum and tribal education that spans over 10 years, working at both the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and with other regional institutions, organizations and tribal communities. Leah has done and continues to do extensive work within the New England region to promote the visibility, histories cultural complexities, and cultural continuity of the area’s Indigenous peoples and works to ensure that Indigenous voice is included and uplifted in curricula.