Brenda Hafera

Brenda Hafera

Assistant Director and Senior Policy Analyst, B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • American Founders

Brenda is the assistant director and senior policy analyst for the Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

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Brenda Hafera is the assistant director and senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation's Simon Center for American Studies. She previously served as the director of International and Continuing Education at The Fund for American Studies and the assistant director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University.

Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science, a Bachelor of Science in finance and a master’s in political science from Villanova University. She was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a James Madison Fellow at Hillsdale College. Her articles have appeared in publications such as Modern Age, The Federalist, Law and Liberty, The National Interest, RealClear Public Affairs, and The Hill.