She attended Indiana University, graduated summa cum laude from the School of Environmental and Public Affairs, and is a Hoosier athletics fan.
Her father, Robert, passed away in 1985 (when Leslie was 10) and was buried in a cemetery in Florida.
She is portrayed by Amy Poehler Although born in the neighboring rival town of Eagleton, Leslie is a Pawneean.
She vowed early on to give back to this vibrant and fascinating town by living a life of public service.
Leslie graduated in the top 5% of her class at Pawnee North High School, where she was Co-Vice President of the Student Body and a member of Model United Nations, Key Club, Debate Club, Mock Trial, Young Republicans, Young Democrats, Young Independents (founding member), Drama Club, Historical Society, Orchestra, Color Guard, and junior varsity field hockey.
When he asks her out to have a beer, they begin to respect each other more.
Chris reveals that the town has virtually no funds left and the government will be shut down (which includes the parks of Pawnee) until further notice.