Leigh Barnes

Department Head

M.A. Public History


Leigh double-majored in English Literature and History at Humboldt State University, graduating in 2002. After spending some time traveling, she went on to earn her M.A. from Colorado State University in 2008.


After graduate school Leigh worked for the Fort Collins Museum, the local history museum in Fort Collins, CO, in both the education and collections departments. It was her time at the museum that inspired her love of teaching and sharing information with others in fun and creative ways.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Enjoys year-round outdoor activities with her family.