I am a policy analyst for Americans for Prosperity Foundation, focusing on state, education, and labor issues. My role is very miscellaneous, providing AFPF state chapters across the nation with the intellectual ammunition needed to win key policial battles in favor of economic freedom. I am also a fresh alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric with honors and a minor in philosophy. My honors thesis explored the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki and its implications on sovereignty and executive power from a political theory standpoint.
I am a writer for Americans for Prosperity and Students For Liberty. My work frequently regularly appears on Americans for Prosperity’s website and local newspapers across the country. I also serve as the Blog Content Manager of Students for Liberty’s website, where I coordinate and edit their opinion pieces as well as contribute my own. In college, I had the pleasure of serving as the policial columnist for Berkeley’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian. My weekly column, entitled entitled “Given Insight”, tackled campus and national politics from a libertarian perspective. I won two awards from the California College Media Association and Society of Professional Journalists for my tenure at The Daily Cal.
I am a libertarian activist as a student and future professional. I founded UC Berkeley’s current libertarian club in the fall of 2009. Under my leadership, the club hosted over 40 general meetings, 13 guest lectures, 3 debates, and 2 rallies. This high level of activity led it to win Students For Liberty’s 2011 Student Organization of the Year Award. I have also been involved as a leader of the national organization Students For Liberty, where I was the primary organizer of both their 2010 and 2011 Northern California Regional Conference. Today, I serve both as the Blog Content Manager of the organization’s website, as mentioned above, and as a member of their Executive Board.