Organizational Leadership, M.S.
Political Science, B.A., minor Ethnic Studies
Prior to joining the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as the director, Leslie worked on supervisory oversight of programs and service delivery at UColorado Boulder. She became very familiar with issues related to race, privilege and oppression and the intersections between social identities and her work focused on student development issues, academic success, and personal empowerment to name a few areas. She feels very fortunate and blessed to be in a working in a field that is her passion and within a great network of individuals who have helped her develop a deep appreciation for diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Some of Leslie’s core work and interest are in leadership, identity development, organizational change and development, Asian Pacific American and Indigeneity issues, advocacy, equity & access concerns, cultural competency, and allyship. Leslie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies, along with a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership. The many talented students that she meets and the spirit of progressive diversity education and awareness that higher education provides, still continually inspire her. Leslie was born and raised in Hawai'i.