Regina Gesicki

Poverty Research Fellows Specialist

Why LEO?

"Evidence-based programming and intervention are the gold standard for a reason—they work. LEO is an inspiring combination of mind and heart, using rigorous, interdisciplinary study alongside relationship-building to work to eradicate poverty. A societal ill as complex and insidious as poverty demands a similarly multi pronged approach. It's exciting to work alongside talented team members who leverage individual expertise and connections to tangibly impact the lived reality of the most vulnerable."


Before joining LEO, Regina spent a decade in various student development roles, specifically in the field of violence prevention, most recently at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in New York, and prior in the Office of Residential Life and the Gender Relations Center at Notre Dame. She gained insight into developing partnerships with service providers during an AmeriCorps year of service at the Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend. Regina earned her MA in English and her BA in English and Studio Art at the University of Notre Dame.

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