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Meet the BRIGHT Editors!

Lisa De Pasquale, Monday Editor

Lisa is the founder of BRIGHT. She is a columnist and the author of Finding Mr. Righteous.  She is also cohost of the Political Punks Podcast.  She enjoys reading chick lit on the beach and taking photos of other people’s dogs. Follow her on Twitter at @LisaDeP and on Instagram at @Lisa_DeP.

Mary Katharine Ham, Tuesday Editor

Mary Katharine is a senior writer at The Federalist. She is a CNN Contributor and has co-moderated a GOP primary debate on ABC. She’s the co-author of End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun). She’s a mom of two and a Twitter enthusiast who hiked Kilimanjaro on her honeymoon.

Kelsey Harkness, Wednesday Editor

Kelsey Harkness is a senior news reporter/producer at The Daily Signal, the multimedia news organization at The Heritage Foundation. She is a contributor to The Federalist and previously worked at Fox News in New York City. She now lives in Washington, D.C., where she balances her passion for politics with her affinity for yoga and her Australian Shepherd, Utah. Follow her on Twitter @kelseyjharkness and on Instagram @capitalyogagirl. Opinions expressed on this website are her own and not those of any other person or entity.

Grace Olmstead, Thursday Editor

Gracy is Senior Writer for The American Conservative, as well as a contributor to The Federalist, The Week, Christianity Today, The University Bookman, and others. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, baby girl, and Irish Setter. Follow her on Twitter @gracyolmstead.

Ericka Andersen Sylvester, Friday Editor

Ericka is the digital director at National Review. She previously worked for the Heritage Foundation and as a communications manager for the GOP Conference. She writes a fitness & lifestyle blog, The Sweet Life, enjoys running marathons and doing CrossFit. After a decade in Washington, DC, she now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and son.