Leah Giannakis Goldsmith

Associate Director for Administration

Leah Giannakis Goldsmith joined the Center for Child and Family Policy in August 2020 as the associate director for administration.

Prior to her position with the Center, Goldsmith spent two years at Washington University in St. Louis as a senior grant specialist at the Siteman Cancer Center, four years in graduate studies administration at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and 12 years at Duke University (seven years in Electrical and Computer Engineering, three years as program coordinator for the Global Capital Markets Center and two years as office manager and assistant to the Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences Development).

Goldsmith, who speaks three languages (English, French and Greek) is a native Montrealer who earned a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec Canada.



  • B.A., Communications Studies, Concordia University, Montréal QC Canada – 2000
  • Research Costing Compliance Certification Duke University – 2008
  • DEC, Creative Arts, Dawson College, Montréal QC Canada – 1995