Anelise Powers serves as a policy analyst to TPPF’s National Election Protection Project, where she focuses on election integrity issues in Pennsylvania and Georgia. To the Election Protection Project, Anelise brings legal research and writing skills, experience comparing law to policy, and a personal interest in fair elections. Prior to joining TPPF, Anelise analyzed speech related policies in higher education and advocated for their reform as necessary. Through her First Amendment work, Anelise has enjoyed working with students, administrators, and state legislators.

Anelise graduated with a Political Science degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and obtained her law degree at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. During law school, she served in an editorial position on her law school journal and earned recognition for her oral advocacy skills as a finalist in a closing argument competition and semi-finalist competing on her school trial team.

For fun, she enjoys thrifting for antique treasures, trying new coffee shops, learning new recipes, traveling when she gets the chance, and singing Sound of Music songs.