Leslie Wise, Class of 2006
Leslie double majored in Psychology and Biology at MU and completed her BS in 2006. Leslie then completed her MS in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology at Illinois State University in 2008 and worked as the Animal Lab Manager at Illinois Wesleyan University. She then returned to higher education and completed her PhD in Psychology (division of Behavioral Neuroscience) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017. After a postdoctoral position working with transgenic animal models of Alzheimer's disease, Leslie has joined the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2020 as an epidemiologist and is the data scientist working on the opioid crisis and response.