2019 Publius Fellows

Andrea Arellano is a research associate at Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC, a firm currently counsel to a group suing Harvard for discriminating against Asian Americans in admissions. She is also a Public Interest Fellow in Washington, DC. Previously, she worked in policy research at the Charlotte Lozier Institute and communications at the Susan B. Anthony List. She is an alumna of the Philos Leadership Institute and was a delegate to the 2018 Global Youth Trends Forum in Taiwan representing the United States. Arellano graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a B.A. in history.

Monica Burke is a research assistant in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, where she specializes in life, marriage, and religious liberty issues. Prior to joining Heritage, she interned in the U.S. Senate and at American Principles Project. She will be beginning the MA-PhD program in the School of Philosophy at Catholic University in the fall. Burke holds a B.A. in philosophy from Christendom College.

Marco Carralero is a public service management consultant at Accenture. He previously worked at Tesla in global service and organizational development. Carralero has interned at the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a former U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship recipient. He holds B.A.s in history and government & politics from the University of Maryland.

Max Diamond is an investigative reporting fellow at RealClearPolitics. Previously he reported for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has written for The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, Quillette, and other publications. Diamond holds a B.A. in English literature from Reed College where he wrote a thesis on the tradition of German hermeneutics and Martin Heidegger’s theory of interpretation.

Luke Foster is a third-year PhD student at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where he studies political philosophy and the philosophy of education. He is preparing a dissertation on the university reforms of the nineteenth-century United States and the formation of democratic citizens. He has held fellowships from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Foster received his B.A. from Columbia College in 2015, where he studied English and history and founded the John Jay Society for conservative debate. Foster has been a researcher and archivist for the G.K. Chesterton Library in Oxford, England as well as the Director of Operations at the Elm Institute.

Andrew Gabel is defense analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he supports the Center on Military and Political Power. His areas of research include great power competition, China, Iran, Syria, U.S. sanction policy, the U.S. military, and the U.S. defense industrial and innovation base. He is a former associate at the Bechtel Corporation, working in a corporate finance and treasury capacity. He has been a Summer Institute fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and has interned at the Pacific Research Institute and on Capitol Hill. He is also an alum of the Hertog Foundation’s Advanced Institute, “The War in Iraq: A Study in Decision-Making.” Gabel graduated with a B.A. in political science from Kenyon College in 2015.

Kate J. Hardiman is a Rehnquist Fellow at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC where she supports a team of commercial and constitutional litigators with issue research. She writes regularly for The Washington Examiner on education issues and has been published in The Hill, Minding the Campus, The College Fix, and Notre Dame’s newspapers, The Irish Rover and The Observer. She will begin Georgetown’s evening J.D. program this fall. She recently earned her M.Ed. through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. During this program, she completed distance and summer M.Ed. coursework while teaching full time in an inner-city Chicago Catholic school. Hardiman also holds a B.A. in liberal studies, from the University of Notre Dame.

Gregory Kearney is a research analyst for Dr. Josh Rauh at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He focuses primarily on domestic financial economic questions surrounding public pensions, public finance, and tax policy. Previously, he worked at Deloitte & Touche as a tax consultant on the global Transfer Pricing team in New York. Kearney graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in economics.

Michael Lachanski is an MPA candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he focuses on using data science to improve empirical social science and public policy. He is especially interested in applied labor and financial econometrics, as well as demography and political psychology. Lachanski holds an A.B. in economics with certificates in applied math, management systems, finance, and machine learning from Princeton University.

Curt Mills is the Washington editor of SpectatorUSA, a Robert Novak Fellow and a foreign affairs columnist at The National Interest. He covers the State Department, National Security Council and the Trump presidency. As a 2018-2019 Robert Novak fellow, he is working on a book on Trump’s Washington and foreign policy. Mills graduated from the College of William and Mary, obtaining an A.B. in government, where he was student body president.

Will Newman is a policy analyst focusing on privacy legislation and startup outreach for Engine, an advocacy group for technology startups focusing on crafting nuanced federal legislation. He served previously as an Congressional intern and an assistant at Pacific Global Investment Management Company. Newman graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in government, and wrote his thesis on “State Policies in Battling the American Opioid Crisis.”

Karl Notturno is a fellow at the Center for American Greatness and at the Abigail Adams Institute. He also serves as the executive director of A Soldier’s Home, a nonprofit that helps homeless veterans. He works as a lobbyist and consultant in D.C. and writes music in his spare time. Notturno graduated from Yale University with degrees in philosophy and history.

J.D. Rimann is the legislative director for Texas State Representative Mayes Middleton. He previously worked as a policy analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and as the campaign manager for a Texas appellate justice. Rimann graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a triple-major in history, English, and political science and a triple-minor in human rights, black studies, and communications. Prior to beginning his undergraduate career, he spent over a year in West Africa as a missionary with Mercy Ships.

Naweed Tahmas is the Director of Content at Firehouse Strategies, a D.C.-based public affairs firm. As vice president of the UC Berkeley College Republicans, he sued UC Berkeley on behalf of the Berkeley College Republicans after the university imposed unconstitutional restrictions on their events. Backed by the Department of Justice, the case resulted in a landmark federal civil rights settlement. He has been published in the National Review, The Washington Examiner, and The Daily Caller. He has also been featured and profiled by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, TIME, and Fox News, and was selected for The Washington Examiner’s “30 under 30” list. A fellow at UC Berkeley’s Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics & Public Service, he holds a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley.