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Lauren Noble

Founder and Executive Director


Lauren Noble is the founder and executive director of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, which she started as a senior in college. She graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in history. From 2011 to 2012, Noble worked as a research analyst and communications writer for Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. There, she drafted press releases and op-eds for national and regional publications. 


She is the recipient of the National Association of Scholars' 2013 Barry R. Gross Memorial Award for academic reform. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and other outlets. 

Christine Foster

Development Director


Christine Foster is the development director of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. She is a former reporter at Forbes and worked in public relations at Stanford's Hoover Institution. She has written for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Stanford magazine, Wesleyan magazine, and The Pennsylvania Gazette. She worked in alumni relations at the Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT and most recently served as the director of development/director of community relations at The Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT.


Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as managing editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Tina Carlson

Office Manager

Tina Carlson is the Office Manager of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. She is a former Theater Manager of two Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway theaters (American Airlines Theater and Studio 54). She is an experienced events coordinator and public speaker. As the Program Coordinator for Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, she brought stories of Connecticut's remarkable women to schools, libraries, and civic organizations to both educate and inspire.

She is a graduate of Indiana University and hails from the Midwest, but is proud to call New Haven home. Tina's other passions include advocating for special needs children and adults and learning about history.