Lesley was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington. She graduated in 2013 from PLU with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a writing concentration. She minored in Publishing and Printing Arts and Norwegian. Her hobbies include reading, writing, playing piano, drinking tea, taking walks, and attending worship and bible study. Her most memorable journey was her semester abroad in England during her junior year at PLU. She fully embraced the beautiful architecture, learning British English, and walking in the footsteps of her favorite authors and historical figures.