Leah Sussman/Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy
Nominated by Melissa Wagoner
Leah Sussman is a local teacher of biology and physics at Northpoint Academy in Prescott, Arizona. During her six years at Northpoint Academy, Leah Sussman has co-led an all-girls multiple day backpacking expedition through Northern Arizona, taught marine biology in Mexico, collaborated with the NAZCCA (Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance) shoe-drive protests, and won the 2019 Sustainable Economic Development Initiative Award for her curriculum on climate change and sustainability. Leah Sussman is an Arizona-born woman who lives to inspire young women and men by educating them on relevant and pressing issues that inspire prosperity for Prescott and the world.