Co-founder & Former Vice President
Leslie holds a BSc in Biology from Baylor University and an MA in International Studies from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel of School of International Studies. In addition to her position as Co-founder and Vice President of the Post-Conflict Research Center, she is also the Co-founder and Associate Editor of Balkan Diskurs.
Leslie has obtained advanced certification in designing peacebuilding programs from the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and has extensive experience in the fields of program development and management, evaluation methodologies, and strategic peacebuilding approaches. She has worked in Kenya, Bangladesh, and the Balkans on various peacebuilding and development projects and led the development and design of PCRC’s award-winning Ordinary Heroes Peacebuilding Program, which was personally recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon after receiving 1st place for the 2014-2015 Intercultural Innovation Award given by the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group.