Leigh Hopkins left a career in social policy to move to Brazil, where she founded an online institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field. Before moving to Brazil, Leigh was the Vice President for Education of a leading social policy think tank, where she provided programmatic and fiscal support to 500 literacy programs in historically underserved communities throughout the United States.

Now based in Philadelphia, Leigh is writing the revolution one method at a time at the 3.5% Project. After curating a column at bestselling author Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing, she was invited to be an online writing workshop leader. Her column, “Turning Purple,” will launch soon at The Rumpus. Her essays have been published in Longreads, McSweeney’s, Corporeal Writing, ENTROPY Magazine, The Manifest-Station, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. A native of New York, Leigh holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Music and a Masters in Education.

Leigh is currently seeking representation for her memoir, The Cure.