Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar 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). Wright is a contributor to The Hill and The Huffington Post and her work has also been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, Newsweek, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She is a frequent guest political analyst and has appeared on CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News. 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.