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Leah Isquith-Dicker

Senior Researcher

Leah Isquith-Dicker is a Senior Researcher at a local fin-tech start-up, Remitly. Remitly is a global money transfer company focused on helping immigrants around the world send money home to their families. She serves on the Consumer Insights team where she conducts mixed-methods research to support marketing, product, customer support, and other teams across the company to unlock strategic business insights. In describing her work experience, she states, "I am really pleased to be at a company with a social impact mission for a historically marginalized population and use many of the project management and analysis skills I honed as a START RA on a daily basis."

Leah received her PhD in Biocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington. In her time at UW, she conducted ten months of fieldwork in Peru as a Fogarty Scholar where she conducted mixed-methods research to explore the associations between women’s social networks, food security, and nutritional health. Leah earned a BA in Anthropology and Global Health, Culture, and Society from Emory University and a MPH in Global Health from the University of Washington. Before returning to graduate school, Leah worked as a researcher at healthcare agency for homeless individuals in Boston and taught English in Ecuador. Leah uses perspectives from evolutionary biology, anthropology, and public health to inform community-centered public health programs and policies. Her interests include maternal and child health, nutrition, and urban health.