Alumni (Fellow)

Leah Angell

Marc and Nancy Shrier Jefferson Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland
B.A. Yale University (1997)
M.T.S. Harvard University (2001)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2010)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professional Sector:
Religious Studies


Leah Angell teaches Upper School English at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. Leah also serves Collegiate as Assistant Varsity Swim Coach and as the English Department’s Curriculum Coordinator for Community Engagement Week, a ninth grade service learning program. In addition, she is a junior-senior advisor and student club sponsor. She teaches ninth grade English and electives courses for juniors and seniors: “The Literature of Elegy & Redemption,” “Creative Nonfiction,” “Sacred Texts as Literature,” and “Rhetoric & Composition.” Leah received her B.A. in Literature from Yale University, her M.T.S. in World Religions from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from U.Va., where she was a Jefferson Graduate Fellow. Prior to her arrival at Collegiate, Leah worked at the Peddie School, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia Commonwealth University, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and the University of Richmond. A year-round competitive swimmer since age ten, Leah currently trains with the Virginia Masters Swim Team in Richmond.

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