Leslie Byford

Leslie joined AYPF in 2017. As the Communications Strategy Associate, Leslie manages AYPF’s communications strategy and implementation. Prior to joining AYPF, Leslie worked as a Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton on government communications campaigns in addition to conference and training programs, utilizing both her writing and editorial skills as well as project task management experience.

Leslie is a native Washingtonian and is a product of DC Public Schools. She brings more than 9 years of progressive experience in broadcast journalism, marketing and communications to AYPF. Leslie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism as well as a certificate in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Communications from American University.