Leslie Kerner on Lifelong Benefits of Being a College Student Athlete

In Chapter 7 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, education software company executive Leslie Kerner answers "How Did Your Experience, Walking on the College Swim Team, Change Your Life?" Kerner shares how making the Northwestern University women's swim team as a walk on opened doors in her life to job opportunities, healthy habits, and lifelong friendships. She learns from being surrounded by more talented teammates and works her way to team captain. Over time, the bonds she makes help her get a job at Deloitte and stay relevant year in and out.

Leslie Kerner is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Professional Services group at Amplify, a software and services company innovating K-12 education. She is responsible for building and managing training, professional development and consulting services for schools. Previously, Kerner worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Kerner earned an MBA from the Duke University and a BA from Northwestern University.