Leah Karpan

Manager, Community Engagement

About Leah

Leah’s family comes from the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation on her Mother’s side and Croatia on her Father’s. Leah was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2009. Leah is honoured to be living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations since moving to British Columbia.

Leah has worked with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories, and British Columbia for the majority of her career in non-profit and governmental organizations. Leah believes it is her life’s calling to be a continuous support for Indigenous populations and is excited to be a part of the First Nations Technology Council team, engaging with Nations to meaningfully support the future of technology in communities.

Leah has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. Leah has a passion for lifelong learning and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Leah has over 10 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.