Mrs. Mele-Bazaz joined Arden in 2023 to provide investor relations support, bringing 7 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Arden Group, Leah worked at Hamilton Lane on the business development and client solutions team. Before joining the private markets, she worked as a marketing associate at a wealth management firm.

Leah earned her B.A from Drexel University where she graduated magna cum laude and Honors with Distinction from the Pennoni Honors college. In 2019, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Drexel University, where she holds an adjunct faculty teaching position.