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Leah Ferentinos

Resident Fellow


Leah Ferentinos is the Communications Fellow at the Information Society Project, the Communications Director for the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School. She holds a Master's in Law from Penn Law, a Master’s in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's in English Rhetoric and Global Studies from Binghamton University.

Prior to her time at Yale, Leah was a Research Coordinator at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on grants analyzing political news and media coverage of academic research. In her spare time as a documentary filmmaker, she has been a producer on two feature-length films screened at festivals worldwide. Leah also has deep respect for the First Amendment, having taught courses at Penn in both journalism and political communication.

She has been a communications director for local and state political campaigns back home in upstate NY, where she advises on rhetorical strategy, public opinion polling, and campaign finance disclosure. Her research interests focus on issues of campaign finance in political elections, public trust in government, and discourses around money in politics in the United States.