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Joanne Factor

Joanne Factor has been teaching safety and self-defense for over 15 years, including through the ASUW Experimental College since 2001. As owner and trainer at Strategic Living Safety and Self-Defense, she's taught ages 5 to 75, students and sorority sisters, homeless women and business executives, and everyone in between. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Joanne holds a BA from Cornell University, a black belt in karate, and was named Seattle's Best Feminist Butt-Kicker in 2007 by the Seattle Weekly.