Leyana Dessauer

Administrative Assistant

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As the administrative assistant, Leyana provides support on both grantmaking and development.

Leyana graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts concentrating in Environmental Studies. Prior to joining North Star Fund, she organized with youth-led environmental organization Our Climate and was involved in immigration advocacy activism on her college campus.

At Our Climate, she was part of a national campaign for carbon pricing legislation to fight climate change. As a member of Sarah Lawrence for Immigration Advocacy she helped to plan workshops, phone banks and letter writing campaigns to advocate for improved educational access for undocumented students.

She is excited to be part of a team funding work that matters!

Ask me about:

  • Activist-led funding
  • Salesforce for nonprofits
  • Environmental organizing

You can email me at leyana@northstarfund.org.