Born and based in Wisconsin, I am a conservative writer who has fought for conservative principles for over a decade and a half, having first developed an interest in politics as soon as I was old enough to comprehend abortion’s horror, then solidifying my passion for this career during the debates over George W. Bush’s response to September 11.
I started becoming politically active as a teenager, from being president of the Fond du Lac High School Republican Club and regularly volunteering with the Fond du Lac County Republican Party, to being a core member of the area pro-life youth group Heartbeat Teens and authoring numerous commentaries published in the Fond du Lac Reporter.
I went on to earn a political science degree from Hillsdale College, the nation’s premiere conservative institution of higher learning, in 2011. In college I was a staff writer for the Hillsdale Forum and member of Hillsdale College Students for Life. It was during this time that I landed my first professional writing job, as a regular commentator for the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s NewsReal Blog, where I wrote until the site closed in May 2011.
After college I interned for Hillsdale’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship in Washington, DC, became a regular contributor to Live Action News, and spent two years working for the National Pro-Life Alliance. Most recently, I was Assistant Editor and a writer for the Federalist Papers Project. Currently I write for LifeSiteNews.
My experiences have left me with not only a deep understanding of conservative philosophy and policies, but also a keen awareness of the Right’s ideological and practical strengths and weaknesses. I hope that my work helps find overlooked aspects of issues and original insights that help readers form a deeper understanding of the principles and motives animating current events, make sense out of inter-movement divisions, and develop new tactics for translating ideas into results.
Above all, I seek to unite full-spectrum conservative principles with serious strategic judgment to best ensure a free, virtuous, safe, and prosperous future.