Genevieve Leighton-Armah

Community liaison

Genevieve Leighton-Armah is a proud first-generation Dominican and Ghanaian from the Bay Area. She works with BIPOC youth and elders in the criminal justice system, violence prevention sector, and intergenerational advocacy space. Law, policy work, and advocating for marginalized communities have been of interest to her since she was 16 years old. She is currently using her trauma-informed education to design tools and workshops for folks in the healthcare system. For over 12 years, Leighton-Armah has worked for nonprofits in San Francisco, helpling employ young people in tech and media companies. This has led her to spearhead several projects focused on equity for youth, young adults, and Black folks all over northern California. In her spare time, she is diving deeper into holistic practices and theories around rest for Black folks. After the unjust passing of George Floyd, she started an initiative called Bay Area Black Leaders to create restorative rest, reflection, and equity planning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in ethnic studies from San Francisco State University.