Staff

Chris Deaton

Chris is the Editor at Red Alert Politics. Formerly Managing Editor, he has worked as a legislative and communications aide to three members of Congress. He also has written for the editorial board of The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and for the web arm of SLAM Magazine.

He began his college education as a mechanical engineering major with the misunderstanding that his years of expert Lego-building qualified him to fashion a real-life U.S.S. Enterprise. (Whoops.) He went on to study economics and history at Butler University -- the one of adorable bulldog mascot fame -- and journalism at Northwestern University's Medill Graduate School of Journalism.

Ashley Dobson

Ashley is the Deputy Editor at Red Alert Politics. She is a proud native Texan and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism. She has worked at several newspapers across the South, including the Dallas Morning News, the American Press in Lake Charles, La., and the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C.

Her favorite things include her puppy Lizzie, karaoke, fried food, and Coke-flavored ICEES.

Morgan Chalfant

Morgan is a Staff Writer at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from western Massachusetts, and she graduated from Boston College in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mathematics. While at Boston College, Morgan worked for the English Department and wrote for and edited BC’s conservative paper The Observer, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for 2012. She worked at The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C., as a CN intern during the summer prior to her senior year of college. She served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY until June of 2014. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mchalfant16.

Maria Santos

Maria Santos is a Staff Writer at Red Alert Politics. Previously she worked as a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon, and an editorial assistant at the Weekly Standard as a Collegiate Network fellow. She graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2013.

Erin Mundahl

Erin Mundahl started writing for Red Alert as a summer journalism intern with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. A graduate of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., she majored in English and French and was a columnist for the Hillsdale Collegian. Her pieces have also been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and by the Center of the American Experiment.

She likes lakes, ballroom dancing, samizdat and learning more about the politics of obscure countries than any sane person should.

Kelsey Rupp

Kelsey Rupp graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, where she studied Economics and Political Science. Kelsey is currently a Collegiate Network fellow at USA Today and a contributor to Red Alert Politics. Endear yourself to her by talking about Italy or Ernest Hemingway.