Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, May 2005
AROA (A Round of Applause), Baton Rouge, LA
Member, Board of Directors – August 2018 to August 2019
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works with youth, ages 12-19, to create their own quarterly magazine.
Forward Arts, Inc., Baton
Public Relations Consultant – December 2011 to December 2017
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that teaches creative writing to youth.
Assisted Marketing Director with coordinating the communication efforts, including press releases and media outreach.
CreActiv, LLC, April 2019 – Present
Hosted kick off show, round-table discussion, and a panel discussion. Honored with a mayoral proclamation for Invisible Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 13 – 19, 2019.
Public Relations Consultant, Black Out Loud Conference, LLC, June 2017 – Present
Public Relations Consultant, Plank Road Master Plan, Build Baton Rouge, March 2019 – Nov. 2019
National Association of Black Journalists
Washington Association of Black Journalists
The Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter
The Communications Network
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Xavier University Alumni Association, D.C. Metro Chapter
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Metropolitan Baton Rouge Chapter, Public Relations Committee (2018-2020)
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter, Public Relations and Economic Empowerment committees (2020- Present)
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.
Charter Vice-President, Eta Chapter, New Orleans – 2004-2005
AWARDS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION
35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Bronze, Integrated Marketing Campaign, February 2020
35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, Bronze, Special Video, February 2020
2016 Best Feature Story, 2nd Place, Division 6, Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Awards, June 2017 (writer)
2015 Best Overall Sports section, Division 4 – Weekly Citizen, Louisiana Press Association Awards, June 2016 (editor)
2015 Best Publication, Advertising, Division 4 - Paint it All Pink, Louisiana Press Association Awards, June 2016 (editor)
Xavier University 40 Under 40 Young Alumni Award Class, November 2015
Sue Weinstein Excellence in Volunteerism, May 2015
SELECT PUBLICATIONS (Not including articles)
Rose, Leslie D. "Criminal Minded." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip
Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018,
Rose, Leslie D. "Native Tongues." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 311-314.
Rose, Leslie D. "The Northeast." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 329-333.
Rose, Leslie D. "Rap as Marketing, Advertising, and Branding." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 383-387
The Newsroom, Next Left Press, Nov. 2015
“Needles,” co-written by William Brian Sain, All Def Poetry, Dec. 17, 2014
Various, Indiefeed: Performance Poetry, Episodes 1189, 1272, 1332, 1403, 1492, 1539, and 1594, June 2013 – Jan. 2016
“Conversations with my drunken brother,” Passages North, April 12, 2012