Leslie is currently working as a Design Professional in the Architecture division of HOK, Inc. since June 2014. She obtained her Master of Architecture degree with honors in Spring 2014 from Washington University in St. Louis. For the two year program she was chosen to receive the annual Danforth Scholarship, given to only one graduate student a year. She joined the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and competed in the Urban [space] US12...Idea Center competition where the competition group of students at Washington University in St. Louis won the 2nd place prize. 

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Florida in Spring 2012. Active in Alpha Rho Chi (Professional Architecture Fraternity) as Worthly Clerk for two years, she enjoyed the fellowship and participating in Relay for Life and other fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. Before graduating she received the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal for service, professional involvement, and academic achievement. 

Outside of academia, Leslie enjoys being active, experiencing nature, and spending time with family. She helps her father, Steve Wheeler, preparing and assisting with aid before, during, and after the Ultra-Marathons he competes in (completing seven 100-mile runs). A recent run in the Summer of 2012, Leslie drove the support car for her father in his mission to run a 100 miles from Orlando (their hometown) to Gainesville (her undergraduate college) in attempt to raise money and awareness for saving the art and music programs in Seminole County schools.

"Many parents will go the extra mile for their children. This weekend, Steve Wheeler will go 110." -The Loop News

The Alligator - Gainesville Newspaper
The Loop News - UF College of Fine Arts
Culture Builds Florida
The Orlando Sentinel
Art to Architecture - Steve Wheeler
Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM

Leslie's hobbies include: spending time with her two brothers, Lance and Price, along with her friends and family, traveling, running, sketching, camping, hiking, kayaking, taking photographs, and attending local concerts. 

Images from the "Art to Architecture" 110 mile Ultra-Marathon
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