Leah Roddenberry, Miss Florida 2021, author, and “Be a LeadHER” Founder. She will represent the state of Florida at the 100th Anniversary Miss America Competition. Her social impact initiative is entitled Be a LeadHer: Igniting the Spark Within in which she equips young women to be leaders in their lives and communities.
A Cum Laude graduate from the University of Florida (UF), Leah is a member of Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary society in the state of Florida, and she founded the first Florida chapter of IGNITE: Political Power In Every Young Woman at UF where she served as president. She is a 4-year member of the UF Dazzlers, member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Rock the Vote Florida state ambassador, Brand Ambassador for Real Talk, and the ServiceVote 2020 Fellow for Youth Service America. Leah is the author of “Leah Goes to Washington” – a children’s book meant to inspire elementary-age children, especially young girls, to learn about civics in a fun and interactive way. She will spend her year of service traveling the state. After her year of service, Leah plans to attend law school and pursue her Juris Doctor degree. She is the youngest of five children and resides in Bradenton, Florida.
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