Leslie Vera

Leslie Vera, a published author and non-profit founder, was born in the Peruvian Amazon and immigrated to the United States when she was 9 years old. She attended KIPP from 5th grade through high school during which she was part of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program for 4 consecutive years and landed a Stem Cell Research internship at Stanford during her senior year in High school.

In 2016, Leslie contributed to the book, Passionistas and founded a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2019. Leslie is a certified Yoga and sound meditation instructor and leads community events in Los Angeles. She has a passion and commitment to service and community.

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