Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication. Wright is the author of Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate (Routledge, 2019) and of On Behalf of the President (Praeger, 2016). Her research and commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, The Atlantic, Politico, The Hill, and the Huffington Post. She is a frequent guest political analyst and has appeared on CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Newsmax, where she is a regular contributor. Wright's research interests include presidential politics, public opinion, and public and private sector communications strategy. She currently serves as strategic communications director at NV5 Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVEE) and is a board member of The White House Transition Project. Wright received a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in 2014. Before that, she was a Field Representative for Meg Whitman's campaign for governor of California.