Finding the Right Words

This Georgia grad made the leap from finance major to political speechwriter at a conservative think tank

You might wonder how a finance major could become a political speechwriter, but I'm proof that it is possible. After graduating from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in 2004, I began working for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy research institution (AKA "think tank") in Washington, D.C. A non-profit with more than 200 staff members, the Heritage Foundation supplies lawmakers, government officials, the public, and members of the media with research supporting free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

I write and research speeches for my boss -- Dr. Ed Feulner, president of the foundation. I have also handled some cool special projects, namely working on the launch of Dr. Feulner's book, .

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