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 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.
Programs and Communications Associate
Madeleine Gee is the program and communications associate of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2019 where she received a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Hertog Foundation in Washington D.C. and is an alumna of their Political Studies Program.