Tom Angell, media relations consultant, assists in distributing our speakers’ messages to the public and policymakers through mainstream and alternative print, broadcast and online news outlets. Before joining LEAP’s staff, Tom worked for six years with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, first as a student chapter leader and then as a national staffer handling the organization’s media outreach and congressional lobbying efforts. While still in college, Tom co-founded the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, which successfully pushed to enact a medical marijuana law in the Ocean State (despite the governor’s veto).