Marsha McLeod is an investigative reporter and media producer hailing from Toronto, Canada. Currently a graduate fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, Marsha is committed to reporting on healthcare, criminal justice, international finance and corporations. 

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. In 2015, Marsha won First Place in the Shelly Peterson Student Art Exhibition for a short film about solitary confinement.

In 2016, she was selected to work as a Studio [Y] fellow at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, studying systems change, collaboration, and social innovation with industry leaders. As a fellow, Marsha also co-founded and co-produced The Built Environment, a podcast about systemic violence in Canada.

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 and over the last five years, has worked as a residential counsellor for teenagers with complex neurological disorders, teaching classes on zine-making, podcasting, and filmmaking. 

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.