Leslie became interested in exercise and anatomy during her high school years. During her time there she competed in gymnastics for her school. She gained more interest in the field, specifically Kinesiology, after going to Physical Therapy at UI Health. After becoming close with her Physical Therapist she knew this was the career path she wanted to pursue. Upon graduating in 2018, she went to Harper College where she studied Kinesiology. In 2020 she completed her Associates Degree and transferred to UIC to complete her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Leslie will be completing her bachelor's degree in the summer of 2023 and hopes to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the following years.