BS; Organismal Biology, Portland State University
MST; Science, Portland State University
MEd; Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University
Lead Instructor; Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance
Lead Instructor; Preventive Controls for Human Food, Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance
Secondary Teaching License; Science, Oregon Department of Education
Leslie’s background is primarily in life science research and education. She teaches life science and agriculture classes at both the high school and college levels. In 2016 she earned her Lead Instructor certificates from the Food Safety Preventive Control Alliances and has been teaching courses on Animal Food Safety since. She has worked closely with animal food regulators, industry manufacturers, other educators, and students to develop an expertise on the Food Safety Modernization Act, which is now her primary focus of instruction.She has been a leader in creating courses that make the content of FSMA accessible to everyone world wide.
Leslie also extends her education experience into sports and fitness. She coaches roller derby in Portland, Oregon’s league, the Rose City Rollers and teaches fitness classes and yoga at her local gym. Her other major passions are gardening, backpacking, and spending time with her family.