Thabo Lenneiye is the managing director of PennPraxis, overseeing the operations, fundraising, business development, communications, and strategic planning of the organization, beginning in January 2023. 

Prior to joining PennPraxis, Thabo was an architect at Gensler for 12 years, where she worked in several design and project management roles on mixed-use developments, airports, brand, and product design. She worked alongside the firm’s leadership team to shape initiatives focused on promoting justice, inclusion, and social impact. The work included the conceptualization and strategic planning in 2020 for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) studio with a mandate across 10 global regions and over 50 offices, nuanced by local understanding.