Soon after graduating from Brandeis in 1984, Leslie earned an MBA and finished at the top of her class at the University of Southern California. She joined Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, where she served as a vice president and specialized in bankruptcies and distressed mergers and acquisitions.
Since leaving the firm several years ago, she devotes all of her time to her family (husband Paul and sons Max, Jack and Asher), her children’s schools and a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including the Jewish Free Loan Association of LA.
Leslie is also an active alumna -- she serves as vice president of the Alumni Association, has helped organize reunions and is a member of the Alumni Admissions Council. She has hosted many Brandeis events at her home in Los Angeles and generously supports the Aronzon Family Scholarship and the Alumni Annual Fund.