Sislena Ledbetter is a social psychologist, researcher, lecturer, author and life coach. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina Central University, Magna Cum Laude. She earned, with honors, her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Howard University.

Ledbetter’s higher education leadership roles have included director of Counseling and Student Development and associate vice president of Student Development, where within four years she wrote and attracted more than $5 million in grant funds for behavioral health.