Leslie was raised in Pennsylvania and Northern New York. In 2012, she graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in illustration, and is currently working as a freelance artist and coordinator for SVA's writing department. She has been volunteering with Art Start since 2015.
What drew you to Art Start?
I think investing in youth and fostering creativity is really important, so when I heard about Art Start I was immediately interested in being a part of it. Plus, I really just enjoy hanging out with the kids and making art.
What is your most memorable moment as a mentor?
I don't have one particular moment, but getting to know certain kids over an extended period of time due to the consistency of the workshops has been the most memorable thing, for me.
What else are you passionate about?
Illustration and literature.