Leslie joined BDEA in 2003. Previously, she worked in the healthcare industry, and also volunteered as a Parent Coordinator for the non-profit Teens Against Gang Violence. Leslie feels passionate about working with young people, giving them the resources and guidance to be successful in the face of obstacles. Leslie holds a B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Youth Development. She is currently enrolled in Cambridge College pursuing a degree in Guidance Counseling.
Leslie completed her Masters of Education at Cambridge College in 2010, earning a degree in High School Guidance Counseling. While there she completed an Individual Research Project on the graduation rates of young males of color.