Cherise Trump is Speech First’s Executive Director. Previously, Cherise has worked at the Heritage Foundation as their associate director of coalition relations. Cherise brings extensive experience working directly with college students to Speech First, thanks to her time spent serving as program manager of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Cherise is also the host of Speech First’s new podcast, Well Said, where she interviews experts, activists, professors, and students about free speech, higher education, and American culture.
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 received her BA in Government and International Relations 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.