Inez Feltscher Stepman is a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum. She has worked in education policy for seven years, and prior to joining IWF was the Director of Education and Workforce Development at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Stepman’s research focuses on educational freedom, school choice, and the cultural impact of empowering parents with control over their children’s educations.

Stepman is the author of numerous policy papers, including the annually-compiled Report Card on American Education, which ranks the states across six aspects of education policy. Her thoughts on education policy have been published in numerous outlets, such as Washington Examiner, Orange County Register, The Hill, and others, and she frequently testifies as an expert in state legislatures across the country.

She also a senior contributor to The Federalist, where she writes on subjects ranging from feminism to fashion, and the Thursday editor of BRIGHT, a women’s daily newsletter.

Inez is a proud first-generation American. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She lives with her husband, puggle, and haughty cat Thaddeus Kosciuszko in Washington, D.C.