As Director of Programs and Strategy, Leslie is responsible for implementing the foundation’s strategic plan to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete a postsecondary credential. Leslie has served the foundation in multiple roles, including as the foundation’s first project associate and the foundation’s first strategy manager. The work is strongly aligned with her personal mission to improve individual, family, and societal outcomes through education.
Leslie has a Master of Public Service Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, both from Texas A&M University. She works from her home in Nashville, Tennessee and has also worked for Greater Texas Foundation from Geneva, Switzerland. Leslie is married and has two children, a boy and a girl, and two dachshunds.