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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review and a regular contributor to The Chicago Tribune, Commentary magazine, and The Federalist. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star.

Heather sits on the board of governors for Opportunity International, a Chicago-based microfinance group providing small business loans to impoverished entrepreneurs around the world.  Previously, she served as a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, a corporate communications associate at ABC Television, and a writer at Fox News Online.  In 2005, Heather received a Robert Novak Fellowship for her written work promoting constitutional principles, a democratic society, and a vibrant free enterprise system.

Heather holds an M.A. in social sciences from the University of Chicago and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English from Northwestern University.