Kelsey Leondard (Shinnecock Indian Nation)

Kelsey Leonard
USIDSN Advisory Council Member

BIOGRAPHY: Kelsey Leonard currently represents the Shinnecock Indian Nation as the Tribal Co-Lead on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body of the U.S. National Ocean Council. She also serves on the Shinnecock Natural Resources Committee and is actively engaged in tribal ocean data planning efforts. Ms. Leonard has worked for the National Congress of American Indians as a legislative associate on tribal climate change adaptation. She holds an A.B. in Sociology and Anthropology from Harvard University, an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Duquesne University. Ms. Leonard is an enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.