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Reagan Thompson

Age

26

Location

Washington, D.C.

Occupation

Policy and Communications Advisor, Congressman Mike Pompeo

Twitter

@reagant2012

Reagan Thompson, named after President Ronald Reagan, serves as Congressman Mike Pompeo’s Policy and Communications Advisor. Reagan is responsible for issues including Iran, Guantanamo Bay, Benghazi, ISIS, and Asia. Previously, she served as Governor Scott Walker’s Senior Foreign Policy Advisor on his presidential campaign.

Reagan is a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a Penn Kemble Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy. China Hands magazine named Reagan a “Rising Star in U.S.-China Relations.” She graduated with honors from Stanford University and received two Rotary Foundation Fellowships to complete Master’s degrees from Peking University in Beijing and the London School of Economics.

What was the biggest factor in your success?

I attribute most of what I have been able to accomplish to my Christian faith. The support of those around me has also been critical to my success.  

What advice would you give to other millennials?

Find a niche for yourself and study up. Become a recognized expert, well-known in your area of your expertise.

Does the GOP have a future and why?

Our party has to dig deep and recommit to our founding principles, which lead to a ruling majority. I feel that time is short — we no longer have the option to just get along, to be popular, and take the easy way out. 

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