Michelle Leslie

Communications Officer
Phone: 613-237-4262 ext. 101
Email: lesliem@cna.ca

Michelle has a dual educational background in atmospheric science and journalism and brings extensive experience in media relations, communications and environmental journalism to the CNA.
A senior communications professional, her career spans national and international media outlets, the non-profit and academic sector. She has used her background in meteorology and journalism to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Reuters, Eni, CBC and others. Her experience includes developing and executing communications plans, advising executives on communications issues and challenges and developing content for various audiences. An extensive background in research and analysis of complex, technical information, her communications experience includes developing public communications materials on science and innovation. She also has experience in social media and advertising campaign development.

A passion for energy and the environment, as part of the CNA, Michelle has been able to participate in several climate related events including Climate Week in New York City, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Meetings in Charlottetown and a week-long discussion on science communications and international development at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna to name a few.

Prior to joining the CNA, Michelle completed a fellowship at the Munk School of Global Affairs focusing on the environmental impacts of energy development. She also holds educational certifications from Mississippi State University in Meteorology and from the University of Toronto (B.A.). She was awarded Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence.

She is currently working on her French language proficiency and you can find her at a yoga studio or with her family in her spare time.