Had the absolute pleasure to speak with Erica Saghar Kasraie from the recently viral YouTube video, Truth From An Iranian. An Iran-born American Middle East expert, activist, and voice for vulnerable religious minorities. In recent years Erica has been a policy, media, and film consultant and was the Middle East Advisor to a prominent senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. She organized and supervised Congressionally-hosted global conferences in Washington for activists to plan the constitutional future of a free, democratic Iran. Before this, Erica developed a decade of expert knowledge of Iranian political, economic, and social conditions. She was Executive Director of the Iranian Freedom Institute and a research assistant at the School of Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, educating the public and lawmakers around the world. Erica also served five years as spokesperson of the Iranian Student Movement, working in Washington, D.C. and visiting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Iran experts, scholars, and think tank representatives. She has collaborated with the various factions of the Iranian opposition to bring visibility to the freedom movement. Erica and her family fled to Italy shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, then settled in the Washington, D.C. area. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and was an FBI laboratory scientist prior to her political and human rights activism.