Ray Leslie is a Data Assistant at Norwalk ACTS, supporting many of the data initiative projects for Norwalk ACTS under Data Director, Paula Palermo. His responsibilities include assistance in data collection, manipulation, and visualization projects in collaboration with the Data Director to support Norwalk ACTS’ members and to help lead the effort in using student and community data to improve the outcomes for Norwalk’s children. Ray is one of the newest members of Norwalk ACTS, but he is a long-time member of the Norwalk community. He was born and raised in Norwalk, and also a student who went on to graduate Brien McMahon High School as a member of the Class of 2010.
Prior to joining Norwalk ACTS, Ray graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Business Management Consulting and spent four years gaining valuable experience in a data-driven atmosphere working for two of the largest e-commerce and travel booking platforms in the world: Priceline.com and Booking.com. It was during that time where his passion for data analytics and technology began to grow even further. Since then, Ray has devoted his time, focus, and energy towards pivoting career paths and becoming a student of data. Ray is a self-taught Tableau Software and Python Programming enthusiast and currently lives in Stamford, CT.
Ray’s LinkedIn profile can be seen at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayleslie44/