Heather Wilhelm is a writer based in Austin, Texas. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics.com, Commentary magazine, the Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.
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. She 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.