Director of Federal Affairs
Zoë O’Herin is the Director of Federal Affairs for the Texas Public Policy Foundation where she is the Foundation’s face in Washington, DC, helping to communicate our priorities and perspective to Congressional leaders, agency staff, and the administration.
Most recently, O’Herin served as Legislative Director to a prominent Member of Congress. While leading the legislative operation, she managed tax policy during the 2017 historic tax reform and developed expertise on a range of issues from health care and the opioid crisis, to immigration and criminal justice reform.
In addition to her role as Legislative Director, she served as the Executive Director of the Congressional Constitution Caucus.
Before her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, O’Herin served on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary managing an issue portfolio that included executive and judicial nominations, constitutional issues, drug policy, and criminal justice.
O’Herin graduated with honors from The University of Arizona with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. She received her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was an Executive Editor of the Canada-United States Law Journal. While in law school, she worked as a Summer Associate in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and a law clerk at the Institute for Justice.
Drawn to the intersection of law, policy, and politics, O’Herin spent her 3L year at George Mason University School of Law where she studied under several of the nation’s preeminent constitutional law and economics scholars.
O’Herin is a member of The Federalist Society and a Leonine Forum Fellow.
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