Speaker Profile

Lesley Bauer

Director of Activism

Lesley Bauer, one of the founders of PaveItBlue and Director of Activism, grew up in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. After completing her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs at the University of Georgia, Lesley lived abroad in Czech Republic and Taiwan before returning to Washington, D.C. to pursue her Master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Arabic at American University. Her academic research focused on grassroots social movements as the impetus for large scale political change. She never thought she'd put her research to work in the Atlanta area, but in early 2016 she returned to Georgia and discovered a void that could be filled in today's political climate by engaging everyday citizens to become activists.

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