I'm Leslie and I'm passionate about building great products that improve people's lives and communities.
I'm currently a senior product designer at Pivotal Labs.
My path to visual and then UX design is somewhat unique. I went to UC Berkeley and came out with a BA in sociology with honors. I thought I'd spend my days fighting the good fight in the nonprofit sector and eventually become a public policy analyst. Over time, I discovered that I loved to engage and compel people to take action with design. It takes all kinds to make change, mine just happens to be in the forms of pixels, lines of code, and Post-It notes.
When I discovered user experience, it was as though someone took my passion for improving people's lives, and added my other loves: cross-team collaboration, data visualization, storytelling, qualitative research, end-to-end product design, and clear business goals. Needless to say, it felt like a natural pivot for me to get into UX.
When I'm not in front of the computer, you can find me lettering and practicing calligraphy.