Here’s is my official bio:
Levana Layendecker is the Deputy Director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania where she coordinates legislative advocacy and multiple programs addressing energy efficiency for multifamily low-income housing, blight in rural and urban areas, and home ownership. Ms. Layendecker brings over 15 years of exprerience on legislative advocacy and organizing to the Housing Alliance and has been on staff since November of 2017.
Levana Layendecker started out working as a campus organizer and canvass director for the State PIRG’s (Public Interest Research Groups) after finishing her undergrad degree. She then went on to become the Web Communications Director for the American Friends Service Committee while obtaining a Master’s degree in Governmental Administration from the Fel’s Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2008, Ms. Layendecker took on an opportunity to work on the health care reform campaign in Washington D.C. as the Director of Online Campaigns for Health Care for America Now, a grassroots coalition mobilizing millions to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care. After the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, she worked on progressive electoral and legislative campaigns around the country before joining the Housing Alliance staff.
Ms. Layendecker resides in South Philadelphia with her husband and son. She serves on the board Newbold Civic Association and the Newbold CDC. An avid cook, rumor has it that she makes a wicked eggplant parmesan.