Leah Meryl Harmon was born in Chelsea Ma in 1977.  She grew up in the Boston area, Brookline, Chelsea and Jamaica Plain. She attended Brookline public schools, and graduated from Brookline high school, and spent the next year at Berklee music school.  She also graduated from Umass Boston with a BA, concentrating in Poetry, and a minor in Art History. During this time she also had a child, who took the candid photo below!   Her family is from Odessa, Riga, Liverpool and an island off of Denmark, among other places.