Linda Leu is a somewhat black-thumbed descendant of farmers and chefs; while growing food is a struggle for her, eating and cooking it are her primary hobbies. As a 1.5 generation immigrant, Linda believes food is a powerful connector of past, present, and future.

Linda currently serves as Executive Director and instructor at IMPACT Bay Area, an organization that empowers individuals to resist violence by teaching healthy boundary setting and full-force self-defense. She is passionate about nonprofit leadership and has worked in organizations focused on policy advocacy and health care, as well as in youth-serving organizations as a yoga instructor and counselor. She holds a BS from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, and a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with additional training in Mindfulness and Trauma-Informed Yoga.

 

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