Leah (Léa) Fiddler was the resident fellow for democracy and human rights at the DFRLab’s Democracy + Tech Initiative. Her career has included roles at the White House, the National Security Council, Truman National Security’s Afghanistan evacuation operations center, Bono’s international advocacy organization, foreign policy roles on political campaigns, and academic research. Her expertise includes humanitarian and development assistance, global health and health crises, and democracy building. Leah has a demonstrated ability in leveraging policy, people, and process to address the most complicated foreign affairs and national security challenges. 

She is also Vice President of the Green Beret Networking Task Group, a veteran-led NGO providing on-the-ground humanitarian and diplomatic support to at-risk Afghans fleeing the Taliban.

She is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project; a Member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen initiative where she co-leads the Afghanistan and Development, Refugees, and Global Health working groups; and an alumni advisor to the University of Southern California. She speaks French fluently and studied at Sciences Po Paris and at the Universities of Chicago, Southern California, Stanford, and Georgetown.