- Education: Ohio University, M.A., Photojournalism The Ohio State University, M.A., Spanish Literature and Culture The Ohio State University, B.A., International Studies, B.A., Spanish
Leonardo has over 13 years of teaching experience in higher education at The Ohio State University, where he teaches multimedia journalism, photojournalism, visual communication design, and user-centered design for the School of Communication. While earning his master’s degrees at The Ohio State University and Ohio University, Leonardo traveled to several Spanish-speaking countries photographing people, festivals, and culture. During his travels, he has been on a Portuguese fishing boat, with Andean Mountain communities, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with Irish farmers, and many other adventures. Leonardo has a passion for traveling and teaching photography in the field to students. He continues to do independent photography work for national and international publications, documenting the human condition, diverse cultures, and conservation. Leonardo is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina and has general conversation Portuguese languages skills. He has led various student trips as a photography instructor—including National Geographic programs—in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Ecuador and the Galápagos, Portugal, the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, Ireland, Peru, and Spain.