Marsha McLeod is an investigative journalist and media producer hailing from Toronto, Canada. Currently a graduate fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, Marsha is focused on mass incarceration and health care.
In 2015, Marsha graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Peace, Conflict, & Justice Studies and Visual Studies. Afterward, she spent nine months as a Studio [Y] fellow at the MaRS Discovery District, studying systems change, collaboration, and multi-sector leadership.
While a fellow, with researcher Shanth Bahee, Marsha co-led a project called #AltFuturities, which worked with survivors of sexual violence to record their specific needs for justice. Marsha also, with Brenna Owen, co-founded The Built Environment, a podcast that focused on systemic violence, environmental racism, and youth-driven activism in Canada.
Marsha has also worked closely with photojournalist Rita Leistner, assisting with her documentation of tree planting in northern British Columbia, and as a freelancer, has led research projects for a number of clients.
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