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Nneka Leiba

Nneka
Leiba
Director of Healthy Living Science
Certification: 
M.Phil., MPH

Nneka joined the science team at the Environmental Working Group in 2006. She currently leads EWG's Healthy Living Science team to translate complicated scientific topics, particularly ones dealing with the effects of everyday chemical exposures on our health, into easily accessible tips and advice.

Over the years, she has become an expert in a wide range of issues, including the safety of ingredients in cosmetics and other consumer products, and drinking water quality.

Nneka has appeared on CNN and CBS Evening News, as well as other national and local television stations, talking about consumer exposures to toxic chemicals. She has been quoted in a wide range of publications including Time Magazine, Yahoo News and The Huffington Post. In 2009 she was named a “Green Game Changer” by O Magazine for her unique research at EWG.

She earned graduate degrees in zoology and public health from the University of the West Indies and Johns Hopkins University, respectively.