About Leslie Forsberg

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A fifth-generation Northwest native, Leslie is a seasoned, award-winning freelance writer as well as an editor and author, with roots in public relations. She is an expert on the Northwest (including British Columbia), and travel regularly throughout the region to discover the fascinating people and places that add to the cachet of this remarkable place. She's always on the search for the best local cuisine, and is a fervent baker. She also loves running, hiking and kayaking, but I'm passionate about dance (salsa, swing, waltz, tango and everything in between). Contemporary design and architecture speaks to her, as do environmental issues. 

Articles written by Leslie Forsberg

Yoga Behind Bars

Gwendolyn Payton on teaching yoga to King County inmates 

For most people, Friday night is a time to relax or party. For Gwendolyn Payton, it’s time to head from her high-rise office to the cinderblock King County Correctional Facility 10 blocks away. The Seattle litigator has spent 12 years teaching yoga to incarcerated men and women as a volunteer with the Washington nonprofit Yoga Behind Bars.  Her involvement in the program, which was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, was sparked by a concern over the rise of incarceration in the U.S. …

Science Major

Pam Jacobson’s biology background has influenced more than one career

Pam Jacobson once spent her days using artificial intelligence to research ozone depletion and predict the occurrence of lupus in families. Her exposure to math and science came early in life. “There was a real emphasis on STEM when I was growing up,” says Jacobson, now firmwide coordinator for K&L Gates’ intellectual property group. Her parents were both physicians in a small town in northern India—her mother a pathologist who graduated from medical school at 19, and her father an …

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