LeBlanc graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1994 with a B.A. in political science and women’s studies. She received a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Colorado, and currently works for The Conservation Fund. Through land acquisition, community initiatives, and leadership training, the Fund and its partners demonstrate sustainable conservation solutions emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals. LeBlanc recently moved from Washington, D.C., where she worked in the real estate department at The Conservation Fund’s headquarters, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she will work as their Great Lakes Field Representative. Her main focus will be working with land trusts to conserve ecologically important freshwater and coastal sites throughout the Great Lakes watershed.