Leslie studied cinematography and graduated with an MFA at the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE. She received her BS in Film from the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at Austin, and began working across Texas as a cinematographer shooting features, commercials, and documentaries. In Houston she shot promos for CBS before moving to Los Angeles. Leslie continues to work in Texas frequently, but now travels across the world to pursue narrative storytelling. Her commercial work is currently being aired on television and the internet. This year she received wide acclaim for her work as cinematographer for the family drama, GOING BONGO, the largest feature film to ever come to Tanzania.