Leslie Hsu Oh

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  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Harvard University

  • Leslie was named White House Champions of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling and Schweitzer Fellow for Life.
  • She covers Indigenous knowledge, sustainable travel, ecotourism, outdoor adventures and gear, culinary arts, parenting, health, and wellness.
  • Her work has been named among the distinguished stories of the year by Best American Essays and consistently wins medals.


Leslie is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Alaska Magazine, Alpinist, Backpacker Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, First Alaskans Magazine, Fourth Genre, National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Parents Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Washington Post, Vogue, and more.


Leslie earned a biology degree from UCLA, and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She also earned her master's in public health from Harvard and has an ethnobotany certificate from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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