Leslie Nepveux is a designer whose early life experiences in Africa shaped a deep passion to work with and bring quality design to the underserved. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2005 with a professional Bachelors of Architecture. For the past seven years Leslie has worked in architectural firms in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kansas on a variety of project types and scales including: religious, university, university housing, multi-family housing, commercial, retail, and single-family residential. Most recently she has led a pro-bono design effort for several primary school and clinic projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She enjoys sewing and has used this craft to fundraise several trips to Africa. Leslie is eager to participate with bcWORKSHOP and learn from this adventure of public interest design.