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Leslie loves teaching and learning at Mendocino College (MC)!  She was raised in Ukiah and attended MC herself, graduating with an AA in Liberal Arts with highest honors. She went on to earn her BA in Mathematics from Sonoma State University, graduating with honors and distinction, and her Master of Science Degree from Dominican University of California.  Leslie joined the faculty of Mendocino College in 2010.

In addition to teaching at Mendocino College, Leslie enjoys promoting mathematics through organizations such as the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges (CMC3), where she serves as Treasurer, and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), where she is a Project ACCCESS Fellow (Cohort 9).   She is a recipient of the Leila and Simon Peskoff Award, a national award that recognizes contributions to the education profession in the area of mathematics taught during the first two years of college.

Leslie’s professional interests include math history, writing in math class, student equity, mentoring, and professional development. Spending time with her family (which includes 6 grandchildren), reading, scrapbooking, trail walks, and wine tasting are among her personal interests. 

Herself a recipient of Mendocino College Foundation scholarships when she was a student, Leslie, along with her mother, established the Les Gregg Family Scholarship, a perpetual scholarship that honors her late father.