Leah Lopez Cardenas Title: Senior Editor Education: Drake University Location: Des Moines, IA Expertise: SEO, Marketing, Lifestyle Leah is a digital lifestyle editor at Real Simple covering topics across all categories, including home, health, beauty, food, and more.Highlights11 years of experience in digital marketing and editorialGraduated with a M.B.A. and dual B.A. degrees in journalism and English from Drake University Experience Leah joined the Real Simple team in 2022 as a lifestyle editor with 11 years of experience in editorial and marketing. Prior to working as a senior editor for Real Simple, she was an editor for Daily Paws for two years where she managed SEO-focused story production and content growth strategy for the brand. She has also done freelance writing and SEO consulting for brands like Angi, HomeAdvisor, Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Magazines.com.Honors & Awards:Received a 2020 Cat Writer's Association Certificate of Excellence Award in the enrichment category for the story Does Your Cat Have Separation Anxiety? How to Spot the Signs.Produced Daily Paws' two largest spotlight content packages: Pets Are the Best Medicine: How Service & Therapy Dogs Heal Those in Need and Home Alone: Your Post-Pandemic Guide to Ease Your Dog's Anxiety When You Return to Work Education Leah earned a M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing, a B.A in Journalism, and a B.A in English from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.