2023 Publius Fellows

Alina Bulazel is the Director of Communications and Operations at America First Legal Foundation. She served as Acting Associate Director of Personal Correspondence at the White House during the Trump Administration. Alina previously interned in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Mike Kelly, Congressman Byron Donalds, and Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger. She is an alumna of The American Conservative Constitutional Fellows Program. She earned her B.A. in Economics and Art History with honors from Hamilton College.

Jeffrey Clark is an associate editor with Fox News Digital. He previously served as the primary speechwriter for the 53rd Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt. In that position, Jeffrey wrote remarks, drafted op-eds, and edited proclamations on behalf of the secretary and other senior level officials in the government. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2019, he received a Fulbright scholarship and lived in South Korea for two years as an English conversation teacher, during which time he volunteered with Liberty in North Korea, the Korea Hana Foundation, and the U.S. Embassy.

Colton Duncan is a Churchill Fellow with Hillsdale College, where he graduated with a double major in Classics and International Studies in Business and Foreign Language. This coming fall, he will read a MPhil in Modern Languages at Oxford University, where he will study German philosophy, focusing on the relationship between aesthetic perception and moral education. His published works can be found at The Churchill Project and The Hillsdale Forum. He has also published translation work for Communio.

Gabe Kaminsky is an investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner. He previously was a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. Gabe has broken stories detailing corruption and wrong doing in the federal government and among nonprofit groups, including a recent series on the State Department funding an entity covertly blacklisting conservative media from advertising dollars, resulting in Oracle and Microsoft launching internal investigations. His work has been cited in Politico, Axios, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and other outlets. He is a 2022 recipient of the Young America’s Foundation inaugural National Journalism Center Prize for Excellence in Investigative Journalism.

Roy Mathews is a Legislative Correspondent for Congresswoman Erin Houchin (R-IN). He previously served as Press Secretary for former Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and was an Associate at the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure. Roy’s writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and various other outlets. He is a Fulbright Indonesia alum and worked for over a dozen campaigns in Maine and his home state of South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in History and Politics from Bates College.

Sebastian Neri will graduate from Drexel University in June 2023 with a History major and a Philosophy minor. He is also a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society. As an undergraduate, he has worked for the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture where he has managed and hosted their podcast, called The Wheel, alongside organizing and contributing to Collegium’s student blog, The Commonplace Book.

Bryson Piscitelli is a senior graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Contemporary European Studies, Peace, War,  and Defense, and History. At UNC he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Review, a Collegiate Network publication. When the Review was attacked and vandalized, he garnered public support from the highest elected officials of the North Carolina Republican Party after defending the publication on national television. His articles on culture and aesthetics have been published in The American Conservative. He has interned for Congressman (now Senator) Ted Budd and at The American Conservative in Washington, DC. He is fluent in Spanish and Russian and plans to travel after graduation while pursuing a career in writing.

Jeremiah Poff is an education and culture reporter for the Washington Examiner. He previously served as an editorial associate for the Cardinal Newman Society and as a communications assistant and speechwriter at the Department of Education. His writing has been featured in the National Catholic Register, Crisis Magazine, and Fox News. He previously interned for the Heritage Foundation’s in-house news publication the Daily Signal. He graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2019.

Tom Sarrouf, originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, is an Associate Programs Officer at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, as well as the Podcast Production Manager of their podcast, Conservative Conversations with ISI. He is a recent graduate from Boston College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History, Philosophy, and Secondary Education. He is also a teacher for World Youth Alliance, where he has worked as an intern and teacher since 2020 and which he represented at the 54th session for the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations. Previously, Tom interned at the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding in 2021 and was also an ISI Honors Scholar that summer.

Jack Schwab is a M.R.P. candidate at Cornell University. He also works as an infrastructure consultant, helping to advise public and private sector clients on the provision of large capital projects. He has previously worked in research and finance. He graduated with a B.A. in Geographical Sciences and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Stephen Sills is a Stanford undergraduate studying to receive a B.A. in Philosophy and History, with an emphasis on the Philosophy of Law, Natural Law Jurisprudence and the History of the American Founding. He is also interested in the proper relationship between philosophy, politics, and the exemplar statesman. He served as President of the Stanford College Republicans intermittently from 2019 to 2022, helping to host stalwart conservatives such as Dinesh D’Souza, Ben Shapiro, Governor Scott Walker, Matt Walsh, and Vice President Mike Pence in Stanford’s leftist echo-chamber, as well as vanquishing any opposition. He has been quoted in Fox News, Breitbart, Conservative Review, Campus Reform, and College Fix, and written for the Stanford Review. He is a 2022 Hertog Political Studies Fellow and currently serves as a fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.

Samuel Smith will graduate summa cum laude from Wofford College in May 2023 with a degree in Spanish and Government and a concentration in Political Theory. As an undergraduate, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as Chairman of Wofford College’s student-run honor system. After graduation, he plans to work for Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina before applying to law school.

Patrick Taylor is a recent graduate of Colgate University. Prior to graduation, Patrick interned with the Media Research Center and, most recently, the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program. During his time at Colgate, Patrick majored in Political Science and Film and Media Studies, served as president of his College Republicans chapter and the pro-free speech Colgate Open Discussion Club, contributed work to Campus Reform and The Lone Conservative, and frequently represented the conservative perspective in The Colgate Maroon-News.