Amy Leff

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Assistant Professor of Practice

M.B.A, The University of Texas at Austin
MPAff, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Political Science, The University of Iowa
Teaching Areas:
Policy Communications

Amy L.W. Leff is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and an experienced policy expert. 

She teaches communications — writing and speaking — to future policy leaders and serves as a mentor to current and former students. Amy's professional experience spans the government and technology sectors.

Before joining the University of Texas at Austin to teach, Amy helped make internet platforms like Instagram and Facebook safer for over 3.5 billion people worldwide. At Meta, she led global teams fighting online harm. She later built and led safety teams at two high-growth startups. Amy has expertise in risk management, online platform policy, and complex societal problems like political misinformation.

In the public sector, Amy served as policy aide and speechwriter across two government agencies for Texas’ first Latina Secretary of State, Hope Andrade. Her policy focus was economic and workforce development.

Today, Amy is a member of the Integrity Institute, a nonprofit collective of professionals dedicated to safeguarding the social internet. She consults with tech companies on trust and safety problems and sits on the advisory board for Yardstik.

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