Wesley Coopersmith was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the greater Philadelphia area. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical & Religious Studies at Grove City College. Before joining Heritage he worked at Generation Opportunity as a Policy Analyst for two years. Wesley has written on a wide variety of topics and has been published at a number of news media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, Townhall, the Daily Caller, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Elizabeth Coopersmith.