2020 Lincoln Fellows

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, where he has published a number of exclusive stories about the inner workings of Silicon Valley tech giants. These include revelations about blacklisted political search terms on YouTube, Facebook’s “hate agents review” list, and an internal Google document called “The Good Censor,” describing the company’s “shift toward censorship”. Bokhari is a native of London, England, and holds a B.A. in History & Politics from the University of Oxford.

Rachel Bovard is senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, a fellow at Defense Priorities, and a senior advisor to the Internet Accountability Project. She served as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul, policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Mike Lee, senior legislative assistant to Congressman Donald Manzullo and Congressman Ted Poe, and director of policy services for The Heritage Foundation. Widely published, with frequent appearances on radio and television, Rachel is co-author, with Sen. Jim DeMint, of Conservative: Knowing What to Keep. She received her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College and holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

Paige Bronitsky serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was previously Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD. Prior to moving to Washington, DC and joining the Administration, she was an attorney in Chicago, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, real estate, and housing. Paige holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.

Alyssa Cordova is Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at Regnery Publishing.  She has overseen the promotion of dozens of national bestselling titles, including Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino’s Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court; George Gilder’s Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy; and Dennis Prager’s The Rational Bible seriesAlyssa has been involved in the Conservative Movement for over a decade. Prior to her role at Regnery, she served as Director of Lectures at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and as a Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar at Young America’s Foundation. She is a graduate of George Mason University.

Nathaniel Fischer is the founder of Principal Investments, which pursues several private investment strategies with a particular focus on systematically developing and betting on people throughout the organization. He previously co-founded InvestRes, a real estate investment and management company that grew to more than $1.5 billion in assets and 400 employees, and has personally made a variety of other control, angel, and alternative investments. Nate also co-founded Donum Dei Classical Academy, a Classical Christian school in San Francisco, and serves on the board of the Acton Institute, a Grand Rapids-based think tank. He has a BA from Calvin University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Jonathan Hay is the head of creative at Abbson, a national production company, making content from podcasts to live productions around the country. Jonathan started his career in the finance department at CBS, transitioning into the production departments on shows like “So You Think You Can Dance”, “The Amazing Spider Man”, and ultimately producing for “American Idol”. His most recent feature film, “The Arroyo”, explores the lawlessness on America’s southern border. He helped launch Daily Wire, including the Ben Shapiro Show, as head of production. Jonathan also directed PragerU’s YouTube channel seen by over a billion people globally and has recently produced 5 shows ranked in the top 10 on iTunes including Ted Cruz’s new podcast, “Verdict.”

Michael Knowles hosts “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire, “The Book Club” at PragerU, and “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” which rose to the top of the podcast charts upon its debut in early 2020. He and his writing appear regularly on major news outlets, though Michael’s greatest literary success came in 2017 when he published the #1 national bestselling blank treatise Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide, which President Donald Trump hailed as “a great book for your reading enjoyment.” Michael is a graduate of Yale and has lectured on college campuses and at research institutions throughout the country.

Daniel McCarthy is the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and the director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies. He is a columnist for the U.S. edition of The Spectator, and his writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The New CriterionThe Claremont Review of BooksFirst ThingsReasonThe New York Times, and USA Today. He was previously editor of The American Conservative and a senior editor at ISI Books. He serves on the advisory board of the Edmund Burke Foundation and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics.

Andrew McIndoe is the Vice President of Development at The Heritage Foundation, where he leads a team of fifty fundraising professionals to raise upwards of $130 million per year. His previous roles at Heritage include Director of Donor Relations and Senior Advisor for Strategy – as well as Development Director for Heritage Action for America (501c4), where he helped grow the organization from $4 million annually to over $10 million. He is a graduate of the Charles G. Koch Associate Program, during which he was a Development Associate at The Fund for American Studies, before moving on to the Bill of Rights Institute as Development Director. Andrew received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and graduated from Grove City College.

Pavlos Papadopoulos is assistant professor of humanities at Wyoming Catholic College, where he teaches political philosophy, rhetoric, and the great political and literary books of the Greek, Roman, and American traditions. His primary research interests are in classical political philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle) and the function of educational institutions in political regimes, including our own. In his current project, he examines how the ongoing (20th-21st c.) revival of liberal education in the United States has been influenced by criticisms of the “modern project” first proposed by 17th century philosophers. His writing has appeared in InterpretationFirst ThingsThe University BookmanLaw and LibertyThe Imaginative Conservative, and The American Mind. He holds a B.A. from St. John’s College and a Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.

Nathan Pinkoski is an Étienne Gilson Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, where his work covers themes in political theory, 20th century political thought, and French politics. He has held a research fellowship and lectureship in Politics at Princeton University. His writings have appeared in many publications, including American GreatnessFirst ThingsThe Claremont Review of Books OnlineLaw and LibertyInterpretation: A Journal of Political PhilosophyThe Public DiscourseThe Review of Politics, and the Washington Examiner. He holds a BA (Hon) from the University of Alberta, Canada, and an MPhil and DPhil in Politics: Political Theory, from the University of Oxford.

Matthew Schmitz is a senior editor of First Things and a columnist for the Catholic Herald. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other publications. He holds an A.B. in English from Princeton University.

Jon Schweppe is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for American Principles Project (APP). In this role, he develops and advances the organization’s legislative priorities by working with allied groups and with federal and state lawmakers. Prior to joining APP in late 2014, he worked on a number of political campaigns, focusing mainly on communications and policy. Schweppe has been published at a number of outlets, including First Things, the New York PostThe Federalist, and the Daily Caller. He is a graduate of Augustana College.

Riva-Melissa Tez is Senior Director for Strategic Technology Initiatives at Intel. Her aim is to strengthen domestic manufacturing and innovation capabilities, including projects with both DARPA and the National Intelligence Council. Previously, she co-founded an AI focused venture fund. Riva has published work on economic policy and tech innovation for The European, Microsoft and The Economist and has guest lectured at universities including Stanford, Oxford and HTW Berlin. She is a Forbes “30 under 30” recipient for Finance and holds a B.A in Philosophy from University College London.