Buckley Morlot joined Texas Public Policy Foundation in March 2020.

Prior to joining TPPF, Buckley was Executive Vice President of California Policy Center. She started her career in the Bush White House, serving under President George W. Bush as an Associate Director of Presidential Personnel.

After the White House, she joined the Development Team at Smile Train, an international charity based in New York City. It was there she found her passion for fundraising. At Smile Train, Buckley was responsible for their major gifts program and corporate partnerships. While there, she traveled to Kenya and India to visit partner hospitals.

When the 2012 Presidential race began to ramp up, she knew she couldn’t sit on the sidelines. Her initial love of politics drew her back in, and she began consulting on campaigns throughout New York State until she and her husband moved to California in 2014.

Buckley is a 5th generation Texan. Though it took her 15 years of living all over the country (and South Africa and Australia), she is very happy to be raising her family in the great state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in political science.