​Leigh O’Neill is the Managing Director for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the Truman National Security Project and Truman Center. In this capacity, Leigh oversees the development and implementation of national security policy initiatives across the organization, and serves as a liaison to Congress and the Executive branch, providing policymakers with expertise from the Truman Project membership. Previously, Leigh served in the Majority Office of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assisting the Professional Staffer for the Middle East. Prior to that, she was Director of Government Relations at the Arab American Institute. Leigh has worked on local, state, congressional, and Presidential campaigns, and served as Assistant to the State Director in the Boston office of Senator John Kerry. She has worked as an Election Specialist with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) parliamentary election observation mission in Jordan, and was a Short-Term Observer on The Carter Center election monitoring delegation to Lebanon in 2009 parliamentary elections. Leigh was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study the impact of free trade on sustainable economic development in Jordan, where she worked as a research assistant at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy. She holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Boston College, as well as an M.A. in American Foreign Policy and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Leigh is a proud native of Boston, Massachusetts.​

Membership: Fellow

Chapter: Washington, DC