Lesedi Ntsele

Membership Marketing Associate

Lesedi Ntsele is the Membership Marketing Associate at the Drug Policy Alliance. She is responsible for supporting all functions of the development department, with a particular focus on the organization’s digital fundraising and membership campaigns. 

She received her B.A in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in journalism and politics, from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her interest in drug policy developed while she was enrolled in a combined writing course at a maximum-security women’s prison. The yearlong class allowed her to study alongside people incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility where the inequalities of the war on drugs were illuminated for her. Prior to joining DPA, Lesedi interned at various arts organizations including the Poetry Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the New York City Ballet. 

Lesedi is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa. Before moving to New York, she attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she majored in saxophone performance and creative writing.