Lesley D'Souza


Lesley is a higher education leader specializing in student affairs and storytelling with data. Currently, she is the Director of Strategic Storytelling & Digital Engagement in Western University’s Student Experience division. After focusing on assessment and storytelling in her two previous roles, Lesley is exploring how data-informed stories can be used to intentionally shift culture in positive directions using digital engagement and communication best practices. Lesley has held leadership roles in the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services and ACPA - College Educators International. She engages in public speaking on topics such as equity and decolonization in assessment, women in leadership, and change management. She completed her MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in 2006. She loves gardening, music, and mothering her two little boys.