Leslie is the project manager for the Health and Communications Intervention Lab. She graduated from the University of California, Merced with a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Economics. She is interested in understanding how a community's background from culture to socio-economic status influences health behaviors as well as understanding the process in deriving interventions that would promote a healthier lifestyle. She has assisted Dr. Linda Cameron on various of projects such as a text-based program promoting an increase in physical activity as well as a former graduate candidate, Paul Carroll, on his dissertation for restorative justice.