Leyna Lightman attended Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts. She began her career as a producer for public radio and spent the past decade in museum education departments designing events, curriculum and digital content for institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. These days she works independently in Los Angeles curating live programs with partners like The Getty, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Big City Forum, Community Arts Resources, Palm Springs Art Museum, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, civic entities, brilliant local artists, innovative food producers, farmers and more. Leyna's programs are immersive and often include themes like community, transit, the human senses, the natural world, agriculture and food.