Instructor: Leslie Smith


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. 

Fun Stuff:

Leslie also extends her education experience into sports and fitness. She teaches group exercise classes and yoga at her local gym. Her other major passions are gardening, backpacking, and spending time with her family.