Leslie D. Rose Title: Freelance Culture Journalist Education: Xavier University of Louisiana Location: Bowie, Maryland Leslie D. Rose is a journalist, creative writer, and communications strategist with two decades of industry experience. She is the Founding Principal of the creative activism-focused consulting firm, CreActiv PR & Storytelling, which houses The Picture of Health. Leslie is a proud HBCU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication and creative writing from Xavier University of Louisiana. Experience She works as a culture journalist who writes features and hosts on-air interviews focusing on social and criminal justice issues, music, celebrity, and health and wellness. Leslie is charismatic, lively, inquisitive, and incredibly comfortable in front of a camera and microphone. A few of her notable interviews include Mariah Carey, Maxine Waters, Chris Rock, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tarana Burke, Allyson Felix, Erika Alexander, LeAnn Rimes, Will Ferrell, and Bootsy Collins, among others. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.