Lesa joined the Confluencenter team as Program Coordinator in August 2013. Lesa manages the office, provides administrative support, coordinates meetings and events, assists with proposals and financial reporting, works with Smartsheets and Raisers Edge, helps with fundraising activities, and fosters collaborations within the University and beyond. Lesa has also worked as a Program Coordinator for the UA’s Department of Geosciences and the Institute of the Environment. Before coming to Tucson, she worked for a large environmental policy and training project at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she was part of a publishing team that produced information for policy makers around the world. She also worked on food security projects in West Africa for seven years. She has a B.A. in Graphic Arts from Western Kentucky University and an M.S. in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.