Meet Our Staff


Founder & Executive Director

Lauren Noble

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. She serves on the board of the Stuttering Foundation of America. 


Programs Associate

Madeleine Gee

Madeleine Gee is the Programs Associate for the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2019 where she studied Political Philosophy. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Hertog Foundation and is also an alumna of their Political Studies Program.