Aleah is originally from Arizona, but has also called New Mexico and Oregon home. She settled in Utah
in 1997, where she met her husband while attending Utah Valley State College (now UVU). She took a
ten-year break from school to raise her two daughters, but eventually returned to UVU and graduated
with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2012.
A twist in fate brought Aleah to Project Read, and she’s excited to follow its path. She’s always had a
passion for literacy and teaching others. She’s an avid reader with a slight obsession with young adult
fiction. In fact, her oldest daughter is named after a character from her favorite book, The Lion, the
Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Over the years, she has spent countless hours volunteering in
classrooms, libraries, and in her personal life encouraging a love of reading.