Linnea Ionno (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Hartford, CT. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Connecticut. She went on to complete her Master of Public Administration with a certification in Nonprofit Management at the University of Georgia. Linnea worked as an Outreach Advocate and Community Involvement & Volunteer Coordinator at Project Safe, a local nonprofit in Athens, GA working to end domestic violence. From there, Linnea transitioned to working at The Cottage: Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center as the Advocate for Adult Services in 2017. Currently, Linnea serves as the Director of Adult Services at the Cottage. She joined LEAP Cohort 6 in 2020-2021 and seeks to continue her growth/development as a leader of color in the gender-based violence movement.