Arnold, a lion at Audubon Zoo

Audubon Commission

Leila EamesLeila Eames

Member, Audubon Commission

Leila Jacobs Eames was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the wife of 46 years to Louis Lester Eames and the mother of two children, Endya Eames Delpit and Brandon Jacobs Eames. She is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren who affectionately call her Mamiere. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a Masters in Administration. She also earned certification in administration from Loyola University and the University of New Orleans. Mrs. Eames is a retiree of the New Orleans Public Schools where she worked professionally for over 33 years. She served as a fifth grade teacher, Title 1 Resource Teacher, Title 1 Coordinator of Instruction and Associate Superintendent of Federal Programs, where she managed a $50 million annual budget.