Leslie Locklear, a member of the Lumbee and Waccamaw Siouan tribes, hails from Hoke County, NC. Leslie is a May 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and in July of 2014, Leslie completed her Master’s of Education in School Counseling. Leslie is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and working on her PhD in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Foundations. With her PhD, Leslie hopes to work with educators to implement culturally relevant curricula in order to benefit the academic success of Native American students.