Leslie is executive assistant to the Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute, Jeannette M. Wing. She initially joined the Institute as assistant director of operations in August 2014. Leslie has been with Columbia University since 2010 when she started as executive assistant to the vice dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2011, she was promoted to assistant director of academic and faculty affairs and in 2013 served as department administrator for the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining the Columbia community, she spent five years in the Tampa Bay area as a support specialist with Raymond James Financial Services and later as a curriculum support specialist with St. Petersburg College before returning to her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Leslie holds a B.A. in sociology from SUNY Albany. In her spare time, she enjoys Netflix binges, perfecting her golf swing, traveling, and adoring her rescue dog, Lucy.