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. 


Donor Relations & Event Coordinator

Joanne Rohrig

Joanne Rohrig joined the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale after a long and distinguished public service career. Joanne has served as an elected official in Milford, most recently as the City Clerk. She has been the minority leader for the Milford Board of Education and has been extremely active with numerous community charities and organizations. She currently serves on the executive board  of Milford’s United Way and Vice President of the Annual Milford Oyster Festival.


Joanne has worked in the public domain her entire life, having worked in a family business interacting with numerous and diverse publics. She was most recently received the distinguished honor of being inducted into the Milford Republican Hall of Fame.


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.