Leslie is an Art Education graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. She grew up in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and in Conway, Arkansas. Her life experiences have caused her to develop a passion for people, community, culture, and art.
Leslie has years of experience with Pine Cove Camp in The City’s summer camp. Working at camp provided her with opportunities to travel around Texas, partner with local churches in Central Texas, and do community outreach. While at camp, she felt God affirm the gift of teaching in her and her love for child development and she is excited to be able to serve the families of East Austin with Side by Side Kids.
Outside of work and school, Leslie enjoys going on walks with her dog, Yeya, painting and drawing, and spending time with friends and family.