Nancy Leu manages federal public safety grants in the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She previously worked on public safety reform commissions, including the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence (which investigated deputy-on-inmate excessive use of force in LA County jails), as well as the blue ribbon commission which examined the security at LAX International Airport.

She is a graduate of the Master of Public Policy program from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked at the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and on securities class actions for most of the largest billion dollar settlements in history.