ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

 

We are pleased to present you with the first in a new series of Alumni Spotlights. Each month, we'll be posting an interview in which we catch up with one of our 600+ Publius, Lincoln, Speechwriters, and John Marshall Fellows. 

 

Rob Satrom, Lincoln Fellow 2016
Counterterrorism Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State


Damon Ansell, Lincoln Fellow 1998
Director of Corporate Affairs for Diageo Africa Regional Markets


Marjorie Jeffrey, Publius Fellow 2017
PhD Candidate in Political Theory at Baylor University


Chuck DeVore, Lincoln Fellow 2004
Vice President of National Initiatives for the Texas Public Policy Foundation


Alexandra Harrison, John Marshall Fellow 2016
Associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP


Joseph Tartakovsky, Publius Fellow 2006
Contributing Editor of the Claremont Review of Books


Mary Beth McConahey, Publius Fellow 2007
Assistant Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, Saint Vincent College


Ryan T. Anderson, Publius Fellow 2007
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, Editor of Public Discourse


William Haun, John Marshall Fellow 2013
Associate Attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP


David DesRosiers, Publius Fellow 1994
President at the Real Clear Foundation


Ilan Wurman, John Marshall Fellow 2012
Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP


May Davis, John Marshall Fellow 2015
Special Assistant to the President and an Associate White House Staff Secretary


James Baehr, Lincoln Fellow Fellow 2012
Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office


Chris Malagisi, Lincoln Fellow 2012
Editor-in-Chief of the Conservative Book Club


Kaytlin Roholt, Marshall Fellow 2014
Judicial Law Clerk at United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Ben Shapiro, Publius Fellow 2006
Editor-in-Chief The Daily Wire


William Smith, Lincoln Fellow 2015
Founder & Chief of Staff for Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06)


Ben Weingarten, Publius Fellow 2015
Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media.


Ryan Walsh, 2012 John Marshall Fellows
Chief Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin.


Melika Willoughby, Publius Fellow 2016
Communications director for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.

Ms. Willoughby’s duties include speech writing, press releases, interview preparation, and grassroots engagement.


Paul Teller, Lincoln Fellow 2005 
Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Day in and day out, Paul keeps the office of Senator Ted Cruz running smoothly, working tirelessly on behalf of the people of Texas and the conservative movement.


Cheryl Miller, Publius Fellow 2002 
Director of Educational Programing,
Hertog Foundation

Cheryl organizes and recruits for advanced seminars in war, grand strategy, economics, and political thought. Her programs are geared toward everyone from high school students to rising young professionals.


Mollie Hemingway, Lincoln Fellow 2014 
Senior Editor, The Federalist

A longtime journalist, Mollie Hemingway writes about culture, policy, and the political horse race for one of the Right’s hottest new web magazines.


Keith Urbahn, Lincoln Fellow 2014 
President and Founding Partner, Javelin

Keith works with authors, journalists, political figures, and organizations on book and television deals, website and app design and development, and public relations.


Brittany Corona, Publius Fellow 2013 
State Programs and Government Relations Director at The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

Brittany oversees 19 states and provides policy analysis to advance parental choice in education. Her research and commentary has appeared in National Review Online, The Federalist, and The Daily Signal


Scott Keller, Lincoln Fellow 2013 
Solicitor General of Texas.

Scott represents the state of Texas is all manner of litigation. He has argued multiple cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
 


Testimonials

"The Lincoln Fellowship is a life-changing experience. The lessons I took away from professors and peers alike instilled a depth of understanding about the founding and intent of our nation far beyond my already high expectations. I highly recommend this program.

—Natalie Burkholder, Lincoln ‘13
Creator and Editor, Girl's Guide to Guns


"The Publius Fellows program provides an education in American political thought and understanding that is simply unparalleled. Fellows' eyes are opened to new ways of understanding the American Founding, the country's greatest leaders, and what the future might hold for progressivism and conservatism. What fellows take with them is a strong intellectual foundation for their future work or studies, a foundation that is critical to affecting the country's political direction.”

—Jennifer Tiedemann, Publius ‘14
Senior Associate, Burson-Marsteller
Former Research Associate, American Enterprise Institute
 


"The John Marshall Fellowship is a chance to re-examine everything you learned in law school in light of the original structure and goals of the Constitution.”

Daniel Guarnera, John Marshall ‘15
Associate, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, & Figel PLLC​
Alumnus, University of Virginia Law School


"I learned more about the deep principles of the law during the John Marshall Fellowship than I did during three years of law school. … The Fellowship is an amazing opportunity to spend a week talking about big ideas with brilliant people in a beautiful place.”

—Scott Glabe, John Marshall ’13, clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and previously worked at Covington & Burling LLP