Leah Waldo | Curriculum Manager for Berklee Online, Berklee College of Music
Current Position and Past Experience Leah Waldo is the Curriculum Manager for MOOCs with the online division of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing her studies at Berklee, Leah worked as a Project Manager in the Enrollment Division at Berklee. During that time, she sat on the board of a non-profit that taught music to at-risk youth residing in detention facilities. It was then that she realized her love of education and what lead her to receive her Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Leah focused her graduate studies on curriculum design, edtech, and educational neuroscience.
Her deep belief that increasing access to the arts inspires us to stand together as a community is central to her work at Berklee. Working with Grammy–winning faculty, international non-profit organizations, and distinguished foundations, she designs rigorous and meaningfully relevant courses steeped in project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and learning by design. When Leah is not reading articles on nascent edtech technologies or studies in educational neuroscience, she can be seen performing in her country band as Elisa Smith.