Thomas Huelskoetter is the Special Assistant for Health Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a legislative affairs intern with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and a policy and research intern with President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in Virginia, and also spent eight months teaching high school English in France. Thomas graduated from Kenyon College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. As an undergraduate, he was awarded a grant to write a research thesis on the evolution of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. He was born in New Orleans and grew up in Alabama and Virginia.