Micah Leonida

RISE Program Coordinator - Edmonton


Micah holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and French Language and Literature from the University of Alberta. In her fourth year, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the intersectional representation of women of colour in francophone comics. While completing her studies, Micah advocated for increased student opportunities, and spearheaded the creation of a research conference aimed at celebrating undergraduate research, publishing and creative activities. 

Upon graduating, Micah temporarily moved to Quebec City to work as a language assistant at a francophone junior high school. While there, she facilitated conversations about climate justice, gender equality, indigenous rights, race, and voter apathy. Micah currently resides in Edmonton. On the weekend, you can usually find her reading books about immigrant settlement and integration, or editing audio for a local Pilipinx podcast. 

“Apathy is Boring galvanizes change-making. It provides youth a necessary space to dream, create and disturb the status quo for the better. That is incredibly powerful. I’m grateful to be apart of it.”