Leslie Green-Pimentel received her Ph.D. in Housing and Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia, and M.S. in Consumer Sciences and B.S. in Family Finance from Utah State University. She has worked as a housing and financial counselor and educator at the Utah State University Family Life Center, taught graduate level courses for Walden University Online in the School of Counseling and Social Services, assisted with asset building related programming at the Delta State University (DSU) Center for Community and Economic Development, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Community Development at DSU. Her current research is focused on asset building and financial capability among low to moderate income individuals. Other research topics of interest include: health and housing cost burden among older adults (pre and post economic crisis), financial therapy, pre purchase housing counseling, mortgage default counseling, and cost of housing counseling. She has been a member of AFPCE since 2004 and an AFC since 2006, she has served the organization as the chair of the Awards Committee Task Force, a reviewer of conference abstracts and papers, and as an instructor for the financial counseling and debt management for military spouses webinar series. Leslie has also participated in the annual conference as a poster and oral presenter and is published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. Leslie has a passion for helping individuals and families improve their economic well being, is committed to AFCPE, and takes pride in being part of an organization that is focused on improving not only its members but also the people they serve.