Cherise Trump

Advisory Board Member


Cherise Trump is the Executive Director of Speech First, an organization that files litigation on behalf of its student members against universities that violate their free speech rights. She is also the host of Speech First’s podcast, Well Said, where she interviews guests on free speech, higher education, and American culture. Before joining Speech First, Cherise worked at The Heritage Foundation as Associate Director of Coalition Relations. Before that, she was the Program Manager of the Alexander Hamilton Society where she managed their national network of university and professional chapters, ran the annual AHS conferences and fellowships, and developed young professional programs in Washington, DC. Her commentary and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The American Conservative, The Federalist, The Washington Examiner, Washington Times, The Daily Signal, Newsweek, the Epoch Times, National Review, and Townhall. She has made a number of tv appearances on Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, OANN, the Larry O’Connor Show, and Victory News, as well as a number of radio and podcast shows to discuss the state of free speech on college campuses. She has her BA from George Mason University and her MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Services where she was a Rumsfeld Graduate Fellow.


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