Leah is very casual. She is often seen in a biker jacket, jeans, and a tee shirt. Her footwear of choice are sneakers, thought she will wear boots or flats if she wants to look nice.
Leah is a very happy person. Despite the shortcomings of her past, she is very enthusiastic and optimistic about everyday life. Growing up in foster homes and several different families, she's learned that if you keep smiling and go along with everything everyone says, nothing terrible will happen to you. She considers herself a very devoted person, however some may view that as clingy. Her constant moving around causes her to make and lose friends quickly, leading her to be extremely possessive of anyone she has. Additionally, while Leah is somewhat street smart, her constant moving around of schools has caused her to do poorly in her classes. She is also oblivious to some social conventions, such as not revealing too much about herself. Her latest family is the one she's stayed with the longest, three years. They've tried to keep her as safe as possible, contrasting her less than happy past, but this only resulted in her inability to understand the reasoning behind sex, drugs, and alcohol.
Leah was born to a teen mom and a teen father in Long Beach, California, and was subsequently given away. When she was four, she met Liam, her current adoptive brother. However, then, he was just another orphan. He became her protector against any of the mean orphanage kids. However, this all changed a year later when he got adopted and his last name changed. After this, she started lashing out and throwing temper tantrums. This caused even more kids to be mean to her and some stern warnings. These outbursts finally stopped when a working volunteering at the orphanage told her that if she smiled, she'd get a cookie. So, she did. She began experimenting, and found that people were nice to her if she acted nice.
Because of her new demeanor, more couples began looking at her as an option. By the time she was ten, she was adopted twice and sent back. She was told that the reasoning for this was that the couples adopting her weren't ready for a child. However, she blamed herself for this. She even further increased her happy-go-lucky personality, this time it stuck. The façade became who she was. By age fourteen, she had been adopted and sent back another time. Then, the couple who adopted Liam came and got her, as by then she had gotten married and she and her husband wanted a girl. So, she was adopted. At age fifteen, she and her family moved away from Long Beach to Blackwood Mountain for some reason unknown by her, and she remains there to this day.
She has had many "families". However, her current one is the most stable. She has good relationships with each member, including her father, mother, and brother Liam.
Leah has several very good friends. However, there is no one she truly considers a "best friend".
Although her given name is Lee (as chosen by her biological parents), she decided to call herself Leah so as to acknowledge that she is not their daughter, yet she remembers where she came from.
Leah identifies as a homosexual POC, despite not know exactly where she came from aside from knowing that her mother was of either Spanish or Cuban descent.