Director of Grants and Publications
Courtney MacDonell is director of grants and publications at the NCPA. She is responsible for managing and writing all grants, as well as for formatting NCPA publications, and writing and editing NCPA newsletters. She also edits Daily Policy Digest, the NCPA's e-mail and Web-based newsletter summarizing public policy research news for opinion leaders.
Prior to joining the NCPA in 2009 as an editor, MacDonell worked as a research assistant in health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute. In 2008 she was a Ronald Reagan Fellow at the Goldwater Institute.
MacDonell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, where she was a member of the Phi Sigma Tau and Phi Alpha Theta honors societies. She was selected as a Provost Fellow in 2007 to study the ethical and economic implications of global poverty.