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Leslie Soble joined Impact Justice in the fall of 2018 as a research fellow for the Food in Prison Project. An educator and ethnographer, Leslie is the founder and artistic director of Story Soup, a project that creates contexts for dialogue across cultural and generational borders through food and narrative. Her academic research focuses on food as a cultural text, aesthetic domain, and site of performance. Leslie currently serves as a teaching artist with various DC-based arts programs. She also has over a decade of experience designing and facilitating cultural competency workshops to explore identity, systems of oppression, and intercultural/intergenerational communication.

Leslie holds a B.A. in Gender Studies from Brown University, where her course of study focused on grassroots movements for social change. She received her M.A. in Cultural Sustainability, with a focus on the intersection of foodways, narrative theory, and social practice art, from Goucher College.

Leslie uses she/her pronouns.