Kelsey Bloom is managing editor at the Manhattan Institute, a domestic policy and urban policy think tank. She manages the team responsible for publishing MI’s research reports, model legislation, and policy issue briefs. Previously, Kelsey was the voices editor at USA TODAY and a member of the editorial board. As voices editor, she solicited and commissioned opinion columns primarily about unique first-person experiences of greater national interest. Kelsey has also worked as an opinion editor for The Hill and a political reporter for IJR. Kelsey was the 2014–15 Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY. She studied economics and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was editor-in-chief of the Collegiate Network publication, Carolina Review. She was a Publius Fellow with the Claremont Institute and is currently pursuing a masters degree in government with Hillsdale College.