Leila Weinstein is the Director of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival and Program Coordinator at the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies.
She teaches Appalachian Studies courses and organizes programs for students, faculty, and community members that explore the culture, history, and arts of the Appalachian Mountain. Prior to working at Mars Hill University, Leila was the Director of Education and Outreach at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and was the founding director of the Caldwell County Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program. She currently serves as a board member for the JAM Program.
She received an MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University and a BA in History (minor in Religion) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.