Leslie is a native of Michigan and played two sports at Lakeland College (now University). Leslie began her career working in management of adult group homes and transitioned into management of a large daycare chain and then found herself in public education before entering higher ed in 2016. Leslie is the mother mother of four boys who love sports, crafting, reading and the outdoors. Leslie has coached high school and collegiate sports and love the idea of motivating others to be successful and live their best life. In her current role, Leslie works with the student success and engagement team to develop and help students reach their goals in addition to programming for diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.