Leah Hamel is a professional artist and Art Education Coordinator at Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA. She earned a BFA from University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2012, specializing in ceramics and sculpture with a minor in art history. Hamel was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the sculpture department and a Campus Exhibition Coordinator at Louisiana State University during her three-year tenure. She graduated with an MFA in 2016, receiving the Dean’s Medal of Honor for leadership and achievement. Her work has been exhibited in several national and international exhibitions including the 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Exhibition.