Leslie Natzke

Leslie Natzke founded Expanding Lives in 2007 and serves as the current Executive Director. In addition to her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, Leslie brings over 30 years of experience as an educator, teaching both French and ESL in the Chicago region and education-teaching and teacher training in Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ghana.  As the Acting Executive Director, Leslie guides Expanding Lives’ scholars and student volunteers successfully through the program.