Nicole Kurokawa Neily is a Senior Fellow with IWV, and has previously served as a senior policy analyst. Prior to returning to IWV, Nicole worked as director of research analysis for the Winston Group, a public opinion and message design firm, and was both manager of external relations and media manager at the Cato Institute. In addition, she has authored several papers for the Illinois Policy Institute and Americans for Prosperity- Illinois.

Nicole’s work has been published widely in print and online outlets. She appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, PBS, and CBN, and is a regular guest on radio programs across the country. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, and a master’s of public policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.