Advisory Board Member
Leanne Smith earned a BA from the University of Washington Tacoma where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in politics and values, and minored in human rights. She has been a legislative coordinator for Amnesty International since 2005.
Recently she has investigated the use of group psychological abuse and manipulation by violent Islamist extremist organizations. Her interest in psychological manipulation comes from her experience growing up in the Jehovah’s Witness religion.