2021 Publius Fellows

J. G. Amato is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Stanford University, writing a dissertation on religion and politics in sixteenth-century Florence. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the US Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC, Stanford University, and the University of Notre Dame. He holds degrees from City College of San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, Westminster Seminary California, and Stanford University.

Christina Eastman is a consultant at American Philanthropic, a national strategic consulting firm dedicated to strengthening civil society. She sits on the Steamboat Institute’s Emerging Leaders Council and is a candidate for the Leadership Program of the Rockies Class of 2021. Prior to joining American Philanthropic’s Denver office, Christina graduated from the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program. Her writing has appeared at Fox News, the Daily Signal, American Greatness, and Philanthropy Daily. Ms. Eastman received her B.A. in Engineering Science and B.M. in Violin Performance from the University of Rochester.

Tyler Fagan is a legislative correspondent for Senator Josh Hawley. Prior to joining Senator Hawley’s office, he worked for Representative Jason Smith and the Republican National Committee. He was a spring fellow in The American Conservative’s Constitutional Fellows Program in 2020. Mr. Fagan holds a B.A. in International Relations and Business-Economics from Wheaton College.

Elizabeth Haney is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and creator of the Liberty Portfolio, a conservative values impact fund. The Liberty Portfolio aims at providing a corrective mechanism for companies that indulge in discriminatory practices towards conservatives including de-platforming.  She previously was the Vice President of Republicans Overseas France. Elizabeth wrote her capstone on international tax avoidance, evasion and the offshore world. She holds a B.A. from the American University of Paris in International and Comparative Politics.

Troup Hemenway most recently worked for the Trump Administration and previously served on the policy team for the Trump campaign. He has worked in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, as well as in the Pentagon on the Secretary’s staff in the Office of White House Liaison. He also served to structure the new Under Secretariat for Research and Engineering in the Department of Defense. Troup obtained a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Virginia, graduating summa cum laude. He is currently involved with Boundary Channel Partners and the Association of Republican Presidential Appointees.

Nate Hochman’s writing has been published in National Review, City Journal, Spectator USA, Al Jazeera, The Dispatch, New York Post, Washington Examiner, Washington Times, Quillette, American Conservative, American Mind, Townhall, Intercollegiate Review and various other outlets, including in the September 2020 print issue of the National Review magazine.He has appeared on various programs like the First Things podcast, Acton Line and Matt Lewis and the News as well as Newsmax, OAN and Fox 5 DC. Nate is also a former summer editorial intern at National Review, a graduate of AEI’s Summer Honors Academy, and a Young Voices Associate Contributor. He graduated from Colorado College with a degree in political science in May 2021.

Babs Hough is a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. Prior to working for Congresswoman Greene, she worked at the Department of the Interior and the Heritage Foundation. She is an alumna of the Hudson Institute Political Studies Fellowship and former intern for the Heritage Foundation’s Simon Center for Principles and Politics. She holds a B.A. in political science from Michigan State University.

Olivia Ingrassia currently interns for the Daily Caller. Previously, she co-hosted the Right on Point podcast, was a summer fellow with the Hertog Foundation, and worked for the Republican National Committee’s Trump Victory field operation during the 2020 campaign. She founded the inaugural chapter of the Thomistic Institute at her university. Olivia is a graduate of Fordham University, where she received a B.A. in International Political Economy with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Daniel Kane is an assistant editor at National Affairs. He previously worked as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute and the Texas Legislative Council. Daniel has held academic fellowships with the Tikvah Fund and the Public Interest Fellowship. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied political philosophy.

Carlos Roa is the Senior Editor of The National Interest. He was previously an associate editor for Horizons: Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development at the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development. His writing has appeared in The Miami Herald, RealClearPolitics, Modern Age, and other publications. He graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a BSFS in International Politics with a concentration in International Security.

Marlo Safi is a reporter at the Daily Caller who writes about culture subjects with a focus on education. She previously served as a Collegiate Network fellow at National Review. She earned two Columbia Journalism awards during her time in college and was awarded the DeVos Freedom Center Education Award. She is a freelance food & culture writer and has been featured in Spectator US, the Wall Street Journal, and National Review, among other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Saurabh Sharma is the President and Co-Founder of American Moment and co-host of Moment of Truth. He oversees American Moment’s personnel development, fundraising, and coalition building work. Born in Bangalore, India, he is a proud naturalized citizen of the United States. He is the former Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas. Saurabh was one of ten student activists invited to join President Trump in March of 2019 when the president signed an executive order on the issue of free speech on college campuses. He earned a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019.

Mikhael Smits is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He previously worked at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in its Center on Military and Political Power. He holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University, and a certificate in Applied Religion in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Smits was naturalized as a United States citizen in 2017.

Casey Wheatland is a Ph.D. candidate in politics at the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College, where he is currently writing a dissertation on Niccolò Machiavelli. He holds a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in politics from Hillsdale College. His published work can be found at Perspectives on Political Science, The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence, and The Churchill Project.