FOX 9 NEWS ReporterLeslie
is thrilled to be back in Minneapolis, which she
calls the closest thing to home!She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
say School of Management?Then why is she
in journalism?Good question.Leslie began her professional career as a Consultant for Accenture.She
was based out of the Twin Cities, but as most consultants do, she
spent quite a bit of time, getting to know the weekly gate agents at airports, traveling to and from her
loved Consulting, it wasn't her
felt as though she
was missing out on "Something".
is a Traveler.That love started back in college when she
traveled around the world on a ship known as the S.S. Universe Explorer.It was a "Semester at Sea" program that included studying and traveling with 900 students and faculty.She
started in the Bahamas, traveled to Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan...and finally, Seattle, Washington!Yes, it was a rough life.Living and studying on a cruise ship.She
knew it then and didn't want it to end.But, all good things must come to an end...and since then, she
has spent more time both in Central and South America.Leslie
is passionate about education and is a speaker for a national program called "Making It
one of 250 national speakers that speak to local high schools on topics ranging from "Making High School Count".... "Making Your College Search Count"....to "Making College Count"...giving practical and useful tips to Freshmen - Senior students.The things she
talks about are things she
was told back when she
was in high school.Although she
realizes now, she
probably wouldn't have listened or it wouldn't have sunk in as much as it does now that she's
an adult! Leslie
grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (yes, the overalls) and is a true Midwesterner, but not a cheese head!Sorry fellow Wisconsinites....but she
is a Gopher, Vikings and Timberwolves fan!If it makes Wisconsin fans feel any better, her
parents are Packer fans, as well as the rest of her
considered the Black Sheep.
spare time, she
plays piano, golf and tennis.She
loves the outdoors and takes any opportunity to do something outside, whether it's hiking, biking, rollerblading...you name it, chances are she'll enjoy it!
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