- BS Civil Engineering 1983
EWB-USA began modestly enough in 2000 when a group of Colorado college students in a practical applications class traveled to Belize and built a small rain pump for a village. A wellspring followed: today, roughly four thousand students in two hundred chapters nationwide traverse the world to help people.
Leslie, a Peace Corps veteran from the 1980s, first became involved in EWB in 2002, when she was the mentor for a student group that traveled to Mali to undertake a program for harvesting rainwater. The project proved gratifying, Leslie was hooked, and now she leads the organization, overseeing the day-to-day operations, fund-raising, and lining up new projects.
Leslie, a native of northern Minnesota, is a manager at Tetra Tech, Inc., a large engineering consulting firm in Longmont, Colorado, where EWB-USA is headquartered. read more at http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/magazine/fall06/borders.html
Excerpted from Michigan Tech Magazine, Fall 2006
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