Leslie Appleget is a researcher and arts manager who has worked with arts and cultural organizations in both the U.S. and the U.K. for a decade. Leslie holds an MA in Arts Management from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and a BA in Communications & Government from American University. Professionally, she oversees two federal arts grants that are driving change through collective impact in Berkshire County. Leslie manages daily operations of the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks) at North Adams Public Schools, and the Creative Compact for Collective Impact (C4) Initiative at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Leslie is the daughter of a public school educator and the direct result of a vibrant arts education program.