Leah Aronowsky is currently based at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities and works on projects concerning the historical conditions of modern environmental knowledge. She received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University in May 2018; her dissertation was awarded the 2019 Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation in environmental history by the American Society for Environmental History.

Leah received a B.A. (with high honors) from Wesleyan University. Her writing has appeared in such outlets as Environmental History, Environmental Humanities, and Endeavour.