Lea Trusty is a Program Associate at Democracy Fund, where she leads their grants portfolio centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism. This work focuses on supporting newsrooms led by and serving communities of color and the recruitment, training, and promotion of student and professional journalists from historically marginalized communities. She also supports a newer grants portfolio focused on combatting online harassment.
Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Lea was a Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow, a program for recent graduates interested in philanthropy and social impact. Lea is a former member of the EPIP DC steering committee. She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she studied politics and Latin America.