Leane Balbuena is a Program Coordinator on the Brighter Bites Washington, D.C. team. Leane has always been passionate about creating change and helping others, especially those in underprivileged areas. Leane came across Brighter Bites online while she was in college studying political science and foreign affairs and she was inspired and driven by their mission to create communities of health through fresh food. Ever since then, Leane has been part of an amazing team who strives to promote healthy lifestyles, educate kids on all types of food, and create positive change. Outside of Brighter Bites, Leane likes to do anything art-related such as painting and sculpting and experiencing the outdoors by doing fun activities like hiking, kayaking, and traveling!