Leslie joined MACED in 2016 and has served as MACED’s Development Coordinator since October 2019. Prior to this position, she performed research on trends, issues and opportunities in Eastern Kentucky, and coordinated the development and implementation of projects that support MACED’s strategic initiatives. Leslie holds an M.A. in English Composition and Rhetoric from Western Carolina University and a B.A. in English-Writing from Berea College with a minor in Sustainability and Environmental Studies. A proud Western North Carolina native, Leslie is happy to call Berea home.