Leslie Laurence

Title: Contributor and author
Education: Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism, Florida State University, B.A. in English
Expertise: NYC Usui Reiki Master and Lightworker

Leslie Laurence is a writer, editor, communications professional, and former magazine journalist with extensive experience developing content across a range of mediums—including speeches, talking points, op-eds, press statements, audio/video scripts, blogs, marketing campaigns, publications, and feature articles.

Leslie is the Editorial Director and Chief Speechwriter for the NYC Department of Education Communications Office. Prior to that, Leslie was Senior Editor and Speechwriter for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Communications. Leslie was also Contributing Editor at Ladies’ Home Journal for 5 years, former Senior Writer for SELF Magazine, former Senior Writer for Conde Nast Traveler, and a Reporter at Money Magazine for 5 years.

Leslie co-authored Outrageous Practices: The Alarming Truth About How Medicine Mistreats Women (Ballantine Books) with Beth Weinhouse.

Leslie attended Florida State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English. Leslie attended Columbia University for graduate school where she earned her master’s degree in Journalism.

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