Leighanne Penna is originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts (USA). She completed her bachelor degree in Classics and master degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has worked both in the USA and Greece in the following functional areas: residential and student life, service learning, study abroad, and general student services. Since Fall 2015, she has worked at the American Farm School & Perrotis College (Thessaloniki, Greece) as the Director of Student Life.