Leslie Pariseau is a writer and editor in Brooklyn. She is co-founder and features editor at PUNCH, an award-winning web magazine about the culture of drinking (in collaboration with Penguin-Random House/Ten Speed Press). A Forbes 30 Under 30 pick and former senior editor at Saveur, she's written for The New York Times, The Ringer, Slate, Vulture, AFAR, GQ and Esquire among others. Leslie is co-author of the James Beard-nominated SPRITZ, and is earning her MFA in fiction at Hunter College. She's at work on a novel.
Leslie also moonlights as a copywriter for Stranger & Stranger, a design firm that specializes in spirits, wine, and cannabis branding identity. She is a founding producer and writer at Animals & Co., a creative production studio that makes weird, wonderful, way-out-there TV, documentaries, and podcasts.