Leia Toovey

Born and raised in Canada’s mining capital, Vancouver, Leia’s experience as a journalist dates back to her days as an undergraduate. While studying at Simon Fraser University, she held the position of news department coordinator for CJSF 90.1 FM, and science writer for the Journal of Young Investigators. Leia has an educational background that makes her knowledgeable about mining and resource economics - she holds a B.Sc. in physical geography/earth science from Simon Fraser University, where she also took a concentration of courses in resource economics. Leia has gained valuable knowledge about the financial workings of the commodities sector through her work as a commodities analyst, covering the PGMs, grains, tropicals, uranium, the Baltic Dry Index, and carbon trading. Leia joined Resource Investing News in 2008 and currently resides in the financial epicenter, New York City.