Leslie Zeng


Leslie is a game developer, educator, and creative coder. Appointed as a lecturer, she currently teaches in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her artistic work explores animals, gender, and cultural stereotypes as they convey the feelings and emotions of repressed members of society, those that are silenced by the people in power. Her games speak to those who appreciate the tenderness in human nature and the often-overlooked minutiae in daily life.

Leslie sees games as a powerful medium that bridges the realms of art and technology and fosters communication and collaboration among individuals. She is dedicated to advancing their cultural, educational, and aesthetic significance in the broader landscape.

Education & Training

Master of Fine Arts, Game Design, Tisch School of Arts, New York University

Post Baccalaureate, Art and Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Ohio State University, Columbus

Other affililations: GSAS
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