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Leah Burdeen

Student and Activist
Leah Burdeen is the granddaughter of Lifeway Foods founders Michael and Ludmila Smolyansky and the daughter of Lifeway CEO, Julie Smolyansky. She has spearheaded several lemonade stands and bake sales with her younger sister and friends to raise money for various organizations such as Every Mother Counts, Planned Parenthood and Lurie Children’s Hospital. She is currently creating and producing content to launch her own YouTube channel. She is entering the 5th grade.