Michelle High is a senior editor of American Purpose. She served as the publication’s managing editor from late 2020 to mid-2022. In 2005 she became founding executive editor of The American Interest. She served in the George W. Bush Administration’s Department of Speechwriting, prior to which she was managing editor of The National Interest.
High earned her M.A. in international affairs (strategic studies) from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. Her publications have appeared in The American Interest, the Washington Times, the Australian Financial Review, and the edited volume Countering Insurgency and Promoting Democracy (2007).