Marsha McLeod is an investigative reporter and media producer hailing from Toronto, Canada. In May 2018, she graduated with Honors from the Columbia Journalism School, where she was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Marsha is focused on reporting about health, criminal justice, and businesses.

Marsha has worked as a production assistant to the Canadian photojournalist Rita Leistner on The Tree Planters, a project documenting reforestation in northern British Columbia; co-hosted a podcast about environmental and social issues in Canada; and for five years, worked as a residential counsellor for teenagers with complex neurological disorders, teaching workshops on zine-making, podcasting, and filmmaking. 

In 2015, Marsha graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Peace, Conflict, & Justice Studies and Visual Studies where she focused on international law, documentary ethics, and criminology. While a student, Marsha won First Place in the Shelly Peterson Student Art Exhibition for a short film about solitary confinement.

Please reach out to mlm2322@columbia.edu with suggestions, possible collaborations, or comments. 

 Lighting still photographs for  The Tree Planters  near Prince George, British Columbia, 2016. Photo: Rita Leistner. 

Lighting still photographs for The Tree Planters near Prince George, British Columbia, 2016. Photo: Rita Leistner.