About Leslie Engle Young


Leslie Engle
October 12, 2010

Professional Title: Director of Impact

Personal Title: Daak Fai

Background: I grew up in rural Oregon, the daughter of phenomenal educators, and studied in Boston and San Francisco. At 23, looking for more, I bought a one-way ticket to Laos, a decision that fatefully led me to PoP. That turned into almost four years as the Country Director in Laos where I had the honor of working with a passionate group of locals, fiercely dedicated to creating real change in their country through education. I now call New York home and am fortunate enough to partner with our entire international team, who are, hands down, the most inspiring people in the world.

Quote: Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Dylan

Keeps you going: My husband, our dog, well-told stories, friends and fearless coworkers.

Why PoP: PoP allows me the opportunity to love what I do every single day. I get to work with a wildly diverse group of people who are all drawn together by their extreme dedication to education and change. I couldn’t ask for more.

Interesting fact: I used to be a professional jump roper. Seriously.