Charissa Huntzinger is a policy analyst in the Center for Families & Children at Texas Public Policy Foundation and specializes in child welfare policy. Before joining the Foundation as an analyst, she worked at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation helping support workforce development programs in Central Texas.

Huntzinger has B.A.s in both political science and French from Baylor University. Her honors thesis, “You are Who You Fight: the CIA, Cover Action, and National,” was on the evolution of the CIA.