Leslie Knapp hails from Albany, Georgia (The Birthplace of Ray Charles and Paula Deen). She attended Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina and received a B.S. in Chemistry in 2007. Leslie's passion in life is wastewater treatment. She interned at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C. before becoming a licensed operator for the Cabarrus County Water and Sewer Authority in Concord, North Carolina. Although she loved her life as an operator, Leslie decided to move to Tampa to fulfill her long term goal of becoming an Environmental Engineer. She is excited about her future adventures in the Peace Corps and hopes to work on a water-related project in West Africa.
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