Our Team

Hello there. Love Les is run by a team of five babely women. Ideally, we would love to meet you in person, sipping cappuccinos or mimosas in a coffee shop, talking about anything and everything. Until then, allow us to introduce ourselves in the most cliché way possible. Xo

 
 
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Leslie Cox

Founder & Curator  

Creative * Mental Health Enthusiast * Dog Mom

Leslie Cox is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary studied the intersection of faith, justice, and sexuality. When she’s not in a classroom or protesting at the Capital, you can find her fueling her caffeine addiction, orchestrating photo shoots, or exploring Chattanooga with her girlfriend and their rescue pupper.

Dream Interview: Ellen Page

Aspires to be: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Check her out: @lcox370

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Shannon Schmidt

Editor-in-Chief

Activist * storyteller * carrot enthusiast * dog friend

Shannon is a graduate student of religion, ethics, and politics at Harvard. A native of the great state of New Jersey, Shannon is an avid lover of books, biking, and Seinfeld reruns. Her background is in political campaigning & advocacy. When she’s not trying to sell you on the importance of mobilizing for social justice causes, she’s editing Love Les.

Dream Interview: Jonathan Van Ness

Aspires to be: It’s a secret

Check her out: @shannonnschmidt

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Courtney Anne Henry

Intern

Craftivist * Enneagram 4 * Daydreamer

Courtney Anne is an undergrad at Georgia College & State University. She is a double major in Sociology and Liberal Studies with a passion for interdisciplinary research regarding activism, queer politics, and the Bible Belt. When she’s not conducting research, you find her hanging out at Blackbird Coffee, doing something artsy, or chasing after sunsets.

Dream Interview: Steph Grant

Dream Destination: England

Check her out: @courtneyahenry


 
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Caroline Smith

Social Media Director  

Adventurer wannabe* Animal Rescuer * Lover of all people 

Caroline is a graduate from Georgia College and State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She works in animal welfare as a humane law enforcement officer. She’s backpacked across the West coast and hopes to travel across the entire US.  When she’s not out rescuing all the animals, you can find her hiking with her dog or at kayaking at the lake. 

Dream Interview: Ellen DeGeneres 

Check her out:@csmith3

 
 
 
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Reba Balint

Designer & Content Creator

Creative * Introvert * Cat Mom * Type 5w4

Reba is an Austin based seminary student with a background in watercolor illustration, graphic design, and religious studies. Currently, she hopes to integrate her love of sacred art and administrative skills into a non-traditional ministry. She identifies as pansexual, wears denim jackets like it’s going out of style, loves music she wasn’t yet alive to originally listen to, and has deep fear/respect for bees.

Dream Interview: My Grandmother

Check her out: @casuallyreba