Leslie is Research Director at the World Justice Project (WJP), where she leads a project to measure and strengthen the rule of law in the European Union. While on the WJP’s research team, Leslie also co-designed and led data collection and analysis of the Mexico States Rule of Law Index.
Prior to joining the WJP, Leslie worked at México Evalúa, a think tank in Mexico City, where she produced evidence-informed policy research on criminal justice and security topics, designed justice indicators, and published multiple academic reports and articles. Leslie holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from CIDE, in Mexico.