Leighton is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in May from the Maryland Institute College of Art. (2015) Upon graduating college, Leighton spent a month at Green Olive Arts in Morocco where she studied painting. Post travels, she moved into an artist community where she has co-founded and directs Ballroom Gallery. Leighton plans to attend graduate school to attain a MFA in 2018.