Full Name
Leslie Ponce-Diaz
Newman Civic Fellow
Speaker Bio
Leslie works daily to inject her creative energies and unwavering idealism into projects both on and off campus that address issues of equity, inclusion, community-building and social impact. A first-generation college student studying Architecture with a double concentration in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies and Theory and History of Art and Design at RISD, since stepping on to campus she has actively sought out involvement in local and global community engagement opportunities, understanding it as a vital way to strengthen and expand her academically grounded practice. Her experiences thus far have spanned from the high-level strategic to hands-on engagement – with individual and group impacts. A tremendous example of this is First-Generation Chisme, bilingual organization, that supports BIPOC, Low-Income and First-Generation students with resources, advice and mentorship.