Builder + Creative Thinker
Leyna is a seasoned operations and sales professional with an extensive experience in sourcing, production, and merchandising. She is most passionate about the formation of a concept, the design and the business process. Creatively driven and business oriented, she is always thinking ahead of making a process more efficient while carefully coordinating the details.
Ambitious, self-starter, and a doer she has the ability to take an idea and turn it into something real. She have worked and consulted at companies that span the breadth of home and fashion industries including Fab.com, Lazy Susan USA and Guenevere Rodriguez Jewelry.
She enjoys photography and traveling as a way to connect with the communities around the world while finding the simple pleasures and beauty that life offers us. With this outlook, she is dedicated and committed to giving people a memorable and meaningful experience in their daily lives.
In 2013, she followed her passion for creating innovative products and services that enable an inspired everyday life. Leyna is the Founder of Markets of the City.
Her current creative project is Papa Chiang's, a side passion business selling her dad's legendary homemade dumplings.
A native New Yorker, Leyna currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. During her downtime, she loves wandering around NYC and looking for the next best cocktail spot.
"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything."