2022 Publius Fellows

Neil Banerji is a graduate student at the University of Oxford specializing in Modern British History and possessed with an ardent passion for all things Churchillian. His masters’ dissertation, which was inspired by his conversations with Anthony Dolan, President Ronald Reagan’s former chief speechwriter, during his White House internship in the fall of 2019, analyzes the evolution of Churchill’s attitude towards the Soviet Union. His current fellowship, sponsored by the International Churchill Society and the National Churchill Leadership Center in Washington, DC, aims to place his views on empire and race in their proper historical context. Neil hopes to return to public service as a presidential speechwriter at the White House one day.

Seamus Brennan writes speeches, op-eds, and other content for clients, which include top figures in national conservative politics. Previously, he served in the Trump administration and on Capitol Hill and is a former intern for the Heritage Foundation’s Simon Center for Principles and Politics and the White House Office of Speechwriting under President Donald Trump. Seamus also writes frequent op-eds for AMAC Newsline, a small online conservative publication, which regularly appear on Real Clear Politics. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he studied English and political philosophy and was editor-in-chief of The Fenwick Review, Holy Cross’s conservative and Catholic journal of opinion.

Bradley Devlin currently serves as The American Conservative’s staff reporter. Before joining TAC in September of 2021, Bradley was an analysis reporter for TheDaily Caller. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Economics. While at UC Berkeley, Bradley served as the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, the student organization that launched, and favorably settled, a First and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit against UC Berkeley. He has contributed to a variety of conservative publications, writing both news and opinion pieces for The Daily Wire, The Daily Signal, Red Alert Politics, and Campus Reform, among others. Bradley has also been featured on Fox News, CNN, NBC, and other local affiliates of major news networks. He’s previously interned in the Heritage Foundation’s Center for International Trade and Economics in 2019 and the House Foreign Affairs Committee in 2018.

Caroline Downey is a news writer at National Review. Previously, she was a portfolio analyst at the Bank of New York Mellon. She is an alumna of the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program, during which she represented Team Conservative in the 2019 televised debate against interns from the Cato Institute. Caroline is Editor-in-Chief of The Conservateur, a startup digital fashion and lifestyle magazine for female conservatives. She holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from Boston College.

Joe Guy is currently the Director of Programs for the Club for Growth Foundation. He was previously Congressman Madison Cawthorn’s Director of Special Projects, as well as a Trump Administration appointee at USAID, where he worked in the Office of the White House Liaison. Joe obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude, and he got his master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis at Georgetown University.

Amanda Klug is a graduate student studying United States History at the University of Tennessee. Her proposed dissertation explores how Americans have reflected upon the Constitutional Convention in politics, culture, and debates over slavery from 1787 through 1861. Amanda recently completed her master’s thesis, “Memory of the Constitutional Convention and the Madison Papers,” at the University of Tennessee. She is a 2019 graduate of Hillsdale College where she received her B.A. in History while also studying French and Politics.

Samuel Mangold-Lenett is an author and journalist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently works as a weekend editor for TheBlaze. Sam’s writing has been featured in The Daily Wire, The Daily CallerTownhall, the Federalist, and other publications. Sam is an alum of the National Journalism Center, America’s Future writing fellows program, and the Young Voices contributor program. His editorial work tends to focus on topics such as cultural subversion in film and industrial policy. Sam is also the president and founder of The Melissa Mangold & Mike Lenett Foundation, a 501(3) nonprofit that raises money for pediatric oncological research.

Joel Meng is a Legislative Assistant for State Representative Ryan Berman. Prior to working for Representative Berman, he graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in American Studies and holds a certificate in Applied Religion in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He is an alum of the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leader’s program.

Mary Frances Myler will graduate from the University of Notre Dame in May 2022, where she majors in the Program of Liberal Studies with minors in theology and constitutional studies. After graduation, she will be a postgraduate fellow with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government. As an undergraduate, she served as editor-in-chief of the Irish Rover. Her writing has been commented on in First ThingsNational Review Online, The American Conservative, and The National Catholic Register.

Darius Namazi is a William H. Rehnquist Fellow at Cooper & Kirk and an incoming J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. Previously, he worked as a research assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, and before that he interned at the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the House Oversight Committee. He holds a B.A. with distinction from Stanford, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as a fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and an editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review

Zineb Riboua is a research assistant at the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Previously, she studied at HEC Paris, where she focused on management. She also worked on Middle East affairs in Washington D.C. Her writings and interventions appeared in The Washington Examiner Magazine, The American Conservative, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post, and other publications. A writer and artist, Zineb regularly publishes her work on her website zinebriboua.substack.com.

John Rigolizzo  is a contributor at the Daily Wire. His writing has also been featured in the Daily Caller, the College Fix, Global Farmer Network, and several local newspapers in South Jersey. He graduated from the Honors College at Rutgers University-Camden in May 2021 with bachelor’s degrees in English and History, and he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. He is the co-author of the Substack newsletter Cicero and Adams, where he writes on topics ranging from politics to culture to satire and original fiction. He self-published a novel, I Am Sentinel, in 2019.

Breccan F. Thies is a reporter for Breitbart News focusing on education and First Amendment issues. He investigates school boards and K-12 curriculums, as well as civil liberties violations on college campuses. He previously worked in the Trump administration at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Thies is a native of Vienna, Virginia, and holds a B.A. with Honors from the University of Virginia, where he studied Foreign Affairs and History.

Armen Tooloee serves as coalitions manager for American Studio, a nonprofit run by Christopher Rufo. In this role, he conducts research, media relations, and legislative outreach. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.S. in mathematical economics and quantitative finance. While in college, he served as president of the University of Washington College Republicans and was honored by President Trump for his work protecting free speech on campus.