Leslie Arriaga

Adjunct Faculty
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office hours - appointment only.


Master of Business Administration
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
BSE, Civil Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
AAS, Web & Graphic Design
Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ
AAS, Interior Design
Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

Since she began speaking at age 1, Leslie ceaselessly asked "Why" and "Where". Wanting to know how things worked was a daily adventure that catapulted her to imagined worlds of pretend play. Leslie enjoyed playing with blocks and although she didn't have Legos then, she definitely plays with them now. Building Barbie's house from all sorts of materials was such a joyous feat that sometimes playing with Barbie herself took a backseat. Enjoying math and science throughout school and having been surrounded by family who were engineers (dad is a Civil Engineer) and business owners, it was a no brainer to follow in their footsteps and study Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. Through encouragement from her family, Leslie was never daunted by the male-dominated industry of engineering and upon graduation proceeded to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Construction Division of the New Orleans District. Having various interests and knowing she would not always work as an engineer, Leslie decided to obtain an MBA from Tulane University to become more marketable. Working on multi-million dollar construction projects was challenging but very rewarding. Now back in Arizona, Leslie enjoys working as an adjunct faculty at EMCC in the area of technology along with being a business owner and working for her church. Being a millennial herself has helped her connect with her students as she values transparency and out-of-the-box thinking. Her curiosity and passion drive her to make connections between the technical world and the world of art... both requiring creativity. Leslie values self-improvement and is a big proponent of paying it forward... Being blessed, to bless others. 

College Service 
2019-2021 | AFA (Adjunct Faculty Association) EMCC Representative | Media & Communications Chair, Bylaw & Policies Co-Chair, LEAD Conference Chair
2018-2020 | Designer and Co-creator of the the New EMCC Adjunct Faculty Online Orientation
District Service 
2020 Fall - 2021 Spring | IT Prioritization Task Force | Adjunct Representative
2020 Spring | SME - MCCCD Adjunct Quickstart
2020 Fall | PAR for Adjunct Faculty Pilot Participant
ASID - American Society of Interior Designers
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
Chi Epsilon
Conference Presentations 
Awards and Recognitions 
Recent Professional Development Activities 

2020 Fall - 2021 Fall | ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices

  • Co-endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • A 3-semester program certifying adjunct professors in effective teaching practices

2020 Fall | PAR for Adjuncts Pilot Participant

  • In preparation of the newly adopted Faculty Agreement (2021July), this PAR Pilot was conducted as part of Adjuncts' opportunity to move up the 3 tiers. 

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
CIS120DB View class details for Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (CIS120DB)Introduction to Adobe Illustrator SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10

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